Former city leader to join Mayor-elect Skip Henderson's administration

Former city leader to join Mayor-elect Skip Henderson's administration
Updated: Sep. 6, 2018 at 5:09 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Former Columbus Deputy City Manager Richard Bishop confirms his new position with Mayor-elect Skip Henderson's administration.

Although, he said he doesn't know what his new job title will be just yet, he said, his role will be managing the mayor's office and helping Skip with the day to day planning.

He plans to return to Columbus in December 2018 and officially start working March 1, 2019, in the mayor's office.

Bishop says he ran into Skip in the spring and they talked about the job opportunity. After Skip got elected, the two talked again about how the fit would be and they got it worked out.

He's currently working in Grand Rapids, MI on a similar project he led in Columbus to launch Whitewater Rafting-- breaching dams and to get the river back to its natural flow.

"I'm very familiar with the private and government sector," Bishop said. "I have a good understanding of how the public works as a former Columbus deputy city manager, and with my experience in engineering, planning and economic development it will be relevant."

He is definitely a familiar face in Columbus as the former executive director of Uptown Columbus leading the way for the Whitewater rafting project.

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