About Diane

Community development and education are the primary focus of Diane's professional career as a teacher (Vichy Elementary), nonprofit administrator, fund developer, and artist. Shepp, a third generation Californian, the first and only member of her immediate family to graduate from college. She and her husband Alan have raised two daughters since moving to the Napa Valley in 1984.

Diane served on the Napa County Grand Jury 2007-2008 and as Pro-Tempore of the 2008-2009 Grand Jury; President of the Napa County Chapter of the California Grand Jurors Association (CGJA) 2010-2011 and 2012-15; and the Vice President of the statewide California Grand Jurors' Association 2014-15.

A highlight of her CGJA tenure was in 2013. She was honored as the Angelo Rolando Memorial Award recipient, one of CGJA's most prestigious awards. The award is presented each year to the person who has demonstrated outstanding participation at both the state and county level in support of CGJA's goals and objectives, applied excellent leadership skills, and effectively accomplished goals and projects.

Appointed by the Napa County Board of Supervisors in 2007, to the Napa County Commission for Arts and Culture, Shepp sat as Chair of the Commission 2009-2012. She has held executive positions with the John Muir Festival Center, the Napa County Arts Council, the Solano County Arts Alliance, the University Art Museum Council-University of California, Berkeley, Napa Emergency Women's Services and the Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County.

Active at the local, state and national levels, Shepp is a founding board member of the Napa Valley Opera House Inc., Ag 4 Youth- Upvalley Ranchers, Napa Vision 2050, Protect Rural Napa and the Soda Canyon/Loma Vista Land Stewards. Shepp also served as a founding board member and Past President of the California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies; Past President of the Volunteer Council of the di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature; Past President of Vichy Elementary Alternative PTA; served on the original faculty of Leadership Napa; and a former member of the National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies Leadership Committee.

Shepp is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Getty Leadership Institute. A charter member of the Golden West Women Flyfishers, Shepp enjoys fly-fishing, and travel when not in her art studio.

Sensible Change for A Better Future ~ It's a Matter of Trust

Public Health & Safety
It is the responsibility of local government to protect the health, welfare and safety of its citizens.
  • Plan for long term sustainability of resources
  • Plan and Protect Investment in infrastructure
  • Protect and Preserve Agriculture and our Watersheds
  • AP, AW as the number one economic driver in Napa economy
  • Protect the “Napa” brand
  • Preserve our Quality of Life for current and future generations

    • Clean Drinkable Water for Everyone [urban & rural residents & agriculture]
    • Quality and Quantity
    • Our most valuable, sustainable resource
    • Watershed Protections – from our watersheds to your tap
    • The Napa Valley is one narrow valley, if it’s in the air it’s in our lungs

The profits of few should not supersede the quality of life of our community.
Shepp gives you a choice and a voice. VOTE

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