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Merle H. Bishop

Merle H. Bishop, American planner. Named Volunteer of Year, Bartow Senior High School, 1998. Member American Institute Certified Planners, American Planning Association, Florida Planning and Zoning Association, Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Association Florida Planning and Zoning Officials (president 1987).

Background

  • Bishop, Merle H. was born on December 25, 1948 in Panama City, Florida, United States. Son of Merle H. and Carmen J. Bishop.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Forestry, University Florida, 1971.

    Career

    • Forester Florida Department Agricultural & Consumer Services, Division Forestry, Orlando, 1971-1973. Graduate assistant University Florida, Gainesville, 1973-1975. Planner Polk County Board County Commissioners, Bartow, Florida, 1975-1982, planning director, 1982-1984, community services director, 1984-1995, planning division director, since 1995.

    Works

    • Editor: Local Government Document, 1991.

    Views

    God is literally the father of every human being. He has a body, and emotions like human beings. Therefore it is possible to have very close and personal relationship between God and each individual.

    Membership

    Member American Institute Certified Planners, American Planning Association, Florida Planning and Zoning Association, Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Association Florida Planning and Zoning Officials (president 1987).

    Personality

    Interests

    Musician, wood working.

    Connections

    • Married Ella M. Davis, August 22, 1970. Children: Christina Joy, Brian Eric, Donald Robert.
    • father: Merle H.
    • mother: Carmen J. Bishop
    • spouse: Ella M. Davis
    • children: Christina Joy Bishop
    • Brian Eric Bishop
    • Donald Robert Bishop
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    Born December 25, 1948
    (age 68)
    Nationality
    • 1971
      University Florida
    • 1971 - 1973
      Forester Florida Department Agricultural & Consumer Services
      Orlando, Florida, United States
    • 1973 - 1975
      graduate assistant, University Florida
      Gainesville, Georgia, United States
    • 1975 - 1982
      planner Polk County Board County Commissioners
      Bartow, Florida, United States

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