About Bruce N. Shepas


I am a lifelong resident of Austintown, a 1991 Fitch High School graduate, co-owner of Austintown Bounce (a local business established in 2007) and most importantly, a husband and a father. I have been married to my wife Lisa, for 7 years, and have two daughters, Talia and Alexandria. I served as a board member for the Austintown Girls Softball League for 5 years, and I have contributed my time as a committee member for the Austintown Fall Festival, since its conception in 2010.

My lengthy law enforcement background includes; Reserve Deputy Sheriff from 1995-2000; a Lieutenant at Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) from 1997-2000; and have been employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons since 2000.

As a law enforcement officer I have an understanding of what it is like to serve the public, and have done so for 20 years. Additionally, I have the management skills which have enabled me to run a successful business. These experiences have given me the integrity, character, leadership and values of which I believe are integral for a Trustee position in Austintown Township.