Eve Shippens is a mother, educator, and community leader who grew up & raised her family in Buffalo and is a homeowner in the Grant-Amherst neighborhood. Eve grew up in poverty and became a mom at 16. While working to build financial stability for her family, she earned her Bachelor’s and Master's degrees and became a Buffalo Public Schools teacher in 2001. As a parent, teacher and resident
of the 14207 zip code, Eve has seen and felt the impact of many of the issues families face in her neighborhood, including poverty,
domestic violence, supporting loved ones through addiction & mental health struggles, and housing instability. For nearly a decade,
she has worked at a local and state level for better public education, public transit, workers’ rights, housing stability, racial and social justice, and mutual aid. These experiences inspired her to run for North District Common Council; to help families and business owners
get access to the resources they need to build safe, healthy homes and communities.
Eve is the co-chair of the Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization and serves on the Executive Committee of the Buffalo Teacher Federation. Eve acts as a delegate for New York State United Teachers, in addition to serving on their Civil and Human Rights steering committee. Her personal and professional background enables her to understand and relate to diverse perspectives, and she believes in collaborating with both experts and the people directly impacted by an issue to create solutions. She is a consensus builder who will work to bring positive change, growth and opportunity to the North District of Buffalo.