Mayor Pro Tem Art Bishop

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 Art Bishop

Mayor Pro Tem
Art Bishop 
Re-elected Nov. 8, 2016 to
a 4-year term.

Committees & Commissions 

  • Co-chairman Mojave Desert and Mountain Recycling Authority

  • Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority, Alternate

  • Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District, Alternate

  • Victor Valley Economic Development Authority, Alternate

  • Town of Apple Valley Personnel Committee Member

  • Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce Governmental Relations Committee Member

  • Infill Residential Development Ad Hoc Committee Member 

Education 

  • Victor Valley College, Associate in Science Degree, Fire Science and Business Administration

  • Redlands University, Three years coursework in Business Administration 

Employment 

  • United States Army 3rd Armored Division

  • Business Owner, Naylor’s Floor Covering, Huntington Beach

  • Firefighter/Fire Chief 35 years High Desert

  • Retired Apple Valley Fire Protection District as Fire Chief

 

Professional and Civic Organizations 

  • Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce Member

  • Apple Valley Kiwanis Club

  • Apple Valley Optimist Club

  • Friends of the Victor Valley Museum

  • Apple Valley American Legion

  • Apple Valley Seniors Club

  • Founder and past President of the Inland Empire Fire Explorer Association

  • Past President and Board Member of the Mojave Water Agency 

A Personal Tidbit 

  • 37 year resident of the High Desert, with 27 of those years in Apple Valley

  • Family includes his wife of 46 years, Kathleen, a retired Apple Valley school teacher, his daughter Angela, a local school teacher, his son, Aaron, a fire Captain with Cal Fire, and five grandsons, all born in Apple Valley.

  • Instrumental in the funding and creation of the Victor Valley Community College Public Safety Training Center in Apple Valley

  • Hobbies include camping, traveling, racquetball, shooting, and having fun with my family.

 

“As a long-time resident, I am committed to intelligent, thoughtful development in Apple Valley while still preserving the outstanding spirit and character of our Town.  I also understand the financial responsibilities and hardships for all of us as taxpayers.”


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