Mike Shaw is a 20 year resident of Hoover and  a 40 year resident of the surrounding area.  He graduated from Vestavia Hills High School in 1990 and received a BA in Public Administration from Auburn University in 1995.  Soon after graduating college he married his high school sweetheart, Shelley.

In 2001 Mike and Shelley moved with their 2 year old daughter, Melodi, to start a family life in Hoover.  In 2004 they were blessed with the addition of a son named Canon who is now a rising sophomore at Spain Park High School.  Melodi is now a graduate of Spain Park High School and a senior at Auburn University studying English literature and Asian studies.

Mike and his family are members of Shades Mountain Baptist Church, where he is active in the music ministry.

Mike’s career in Information Technology spans 25 years, and he has served for the last 15 years as Chief Technology Officer (CTO)  of Mutual Savings Credit Union.  He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, a certification he’s held since 2002.  He is a member of the Hoover City Schools RC3 Technology Advisory Committee, the Tech Birmingham board of directors, and is a former longtime member of the Birmingham Infragard Board of Directors.  Mike also started the Hoover Technology Round Table–a community of technology companies and professionals in the city.

Throughout his life, he has been involved in music.  He has released four albums of original songs, and his work has won awards such as the Billboard Songwriting Contest, ISC, and KCCM song of the year.

In 2016, the people of Hoover elected Mike Shaw to City Council with 67% of the vote.  There, he serves as the Council appointment to Planning and Zoning, the Chairman of the Technology and Telecom Committee, and the Chairman of the Sports Facility Advisory Committee.