Assemblyman Sheldon Cunningham,
Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure, Quarries and Environment
Area Representative Providence/Mason Hall/Moriah
Assemblyman Sheldon Cunningham was born in Scarborough, Tobago and is a past student of Moriah Government Primary School, Scarborough Secondary School and Signal Hill Secondary School.
Leadership Training, Capacity Development and Counselling are key areas in which Mr. Cunningham has developed expertise throughout his career. As a result, Mr. Cunningham has gained extensive experience in issues related to teen pregnancy, addiction, domestic violence and HIV/AIDS. His work included HIV counselling and testing at the Health Promotion Clinic for seven (7) years. He served as a Gender Support Officer for six (6) years and two (2) years in the Probation Department with the Division of Health and Social Services.
In 2013, he contested the Tobago House of Assembly elections in the area of Providence/Mason Hall/Moriah and won that seat. From 2013, Mr. Cunningham served as an Assemblyman and Assistant Secretary for the Division of Health and Social Services, with responsibility for the Department of Social Services. In 2017, he was re-elected as an Assemblyman for the same area and he is now the Assistant Secretary in the Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment.
Mr. Cunningham has been very active within the community of Tobago as his interest spans many organizations. He served as President and Vice President of both the Runnemede Village Council and the Runnemede Credit Union Co-operative Society Limited. Other groups in which he served include Tobago Aids Society, Tobago Scouts Association, Moriah Police Youth Club, Tobago Youth Council and Greater Moriah Improvement Society. He was also a Board Member of the Parents and Teachers Association of the Des Vignes Road Government Primary School.
Mr. Cunningham is a member of the People National Movement, since 2003.