Shawn Oban

City Commission
Title: Commissioner
Phone: 701-355-1300

Shawn ObanTerm: 2020
P.O. Box 5503
Bismarck, ND

His portfolio assignments include:
  • Central Dakota Communications Center (CenCom)
  • Dakota Media Access Liaison
  • Mayor's Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities
  • Municipal Court
  • Parking Lots
  • Police
  • Roads and Streets
  • Sidewalks        

Shawn is employed as elementary principal at both Highland Acres, Roosevelt Elementary schools and as the Fine Arts Coordinator at Bismarck Public Schools. He has bachelor's degree from the University of Mary and doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Dakota. He received the “Bell Ringer Award” from the ND Association of Elementary Principals in recognition of his outstanding work on behalf of all children.

Shawn's community involvement includes:
•Vice President, North Dakota Association of Elementary Principals  
•Dakota West Arts Council (DWAC), Board Member
•Working musician in the Bismarck community for the past 25 years
Shawn is married to Kristin, realtor and past president of the Bismarck-Mandan Board of Realtors, and has three children - Jazmyn, Jalen, and Journey. When not working with students in the schools or sharing his love of music and the arts, he spends his free time with wife and three children. Shawn is lifelong resident of Bismarck.  

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