Shannon Phillips is an active member of the Lethbridge community, has served as MLA for Lethbridge-West since 2015. She also serves as the NDP Critic for Finance.
With ten years of experience in journalism and policy analysis relating to the economy and how it affects middle- and lower-income families, Shannon understands what matters to Albertans. She knows that it is vital to build a strong economy through diversification, while also working to protect the public services that people rely on.
During her time As Minister of Environment and Parks and the Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office, Shannon proved that climate change initiatives need to work in tandem with the economy to ensure a sustainable and prosperous future for Alberta.
Shannon also spent five years on the board of directors for the Womanspace Resource Centre, a nonprofit organization that offers resources, referrals and education to women and their communities.
She received a Bachelor of Arts with honours in political science in 1999, and in 2002 she completed her Master of Arts, both at the University of Alberta. Shannon resides with her two sons in Lethbridge, Alberta.