Doug Shipley lives in Barrie – Springwater – Oro-Medonte with his wife Lisa, and their two sons.
As a long-time Barrie resident, Doug was elected to Barrie city council for Ward 3 in 2010. He has since won re-election with overwhelming majorities in both 2014 and 2018 municipal elections.
While serving as a city councillor Doug was a contributing member on many municipal committees including Chair of Finance and Corporate Services Committee, Chair of Infrastructure, Investment and Development Services Committee, Vice Chair Barrie Police Services Board and Barrie and Area Physician Recruitment Task Force.
In addition to his municipal duties, Doug has owned and operated his own small business for the last 20 years.
Doug is also a volunteer in many community events and has been coaching minor hockey in Barrie for over 10 years.