Shelby Thomas

Council Member - Ward 2/Position 1

Shelby Thomas was elected City Council Member for Ward 2, Position 1 in November of 2022. He began his service on January 1, 2022.


Shelby serves as a youth pastor at First Assembly of God NLR where he has been a faithful member for over twenty-five years. He has also served on the Board of Directors as Vice-Chairman and as a Reality Class Pastor. Previously, he was the President of the Sylvan Hills High School Booster Club and Secretary of the Sylvan Hills Bears Foundation. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Sherwood. Shelby has served as the President of Sherwood Chamber of Commerce Board.  He currently serves as the Vice President of the Pulaski County Special School District Board of Education representing zone 4.

Education and Professional Accomplishments

Shelby has a degree in Electronics Engineering and works for Clifford Power Systems as the new Equipment Sales Representative for Arkansas. In this role he has been able to break sales records for the Arkansas territory as well as eclipse the single project record for the entire company. In 2018, he was recognized for winning a sales contest that allowed him to attend Super Bowl LII. Shelby was also recognized as Sherwood Citizen of the year in 2019 by the Sherwood Rotary Club.

Personal Life

He and his wife, Leigh, have been married since 1994. They have four children and three grandchildren. Shelby enjoys spending time with his family, cooking for them, and making them laugh.