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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

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Local Government Document, 1991.

Views

Someday, like everyone else, physical body will die. But spirit does not die, it goes to the spirit world, where it will continue to learn and progress and may be with loved ones who have passed on.

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).

Interests

  • Other 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

child:
Christina Joy Bishop

child:
Brian Eric Bishop

child:
Donald Robert Bishop