Mobile Government

Bess Rich

Bess Rich

Council Member, District 6 (view map)

Committee Assignments:

  • Public Safety Committee Chairperson
  • Finance Committee
  • Rules Committee

Contact:


Office: (251) 208-7441

Home: (251) 342-0033

Fax: (251) 208-7482

Email Bess Rich

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH


Married Leonard S. Rich, M. D.
Children Michael Rich and Lauren Danniell
Grandchildren Sanders Daniell and Isabelle Daniell


Education

  • Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • College of Education, Special Education, B. S. degree
  • E.M.R. (K-12) and Elementary Education (K-8)

Professional

  • Columbus Public School Teacher
  • Montessori Special Education Pre-School Teacher
  • English as a second language Tutor
  • St. Marks School 2nd Grade Teacher
  • J.C.C. Pre-School Teacher
  • Weinacker's Montessori Pre-School Teacher

Political Experience

  • District 6 City Councilwoman 1993-2001; 2010
  • Chair of Rules Committee 1993-2001
  • Chair of Economic, Cultural & Community Development Committee 1993-2001
  • Chair of City Flag Committee 2000
  • Member of Public Safety Committee 1993-2001
  • Member of Public Services Committee 1993-2001
  • Member of Sign Committee 1993-2001
  • Planning Commission Member 1993-1997
  • Chair of Economic, Cultural & Community Development/Cruise Committee 2010
  • Rules Committee 2010

  • Mobile Area Water & Sewer System Commissioner 2003-2010
  • Secretary 2006-2007
  • Vice Chair 2008
  • Chair 2009

Past & Present Volunteer & Civic Experience

  • Ridgefield Homeowners Association 1980-Present
  • Ridgefield Homeowners Association President 2 years
  • Former P.T.A. Member E.R Dickson, Hillsdale, Murphy
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Cottage Hill Playground Committee
  • Citizens for Better Education
  • Arts Patron League
  • Ft. Conde Kiwanis Club
  • University Lions Club Charter Member
  • United Way Planning Council
  • Charter Member USA Women's & Children's Hospital
  • Helping Hands for the Children, President
  • Board of Director's Easter Seals
  • Board of Director's Florence Crittendon Home
  • Board of Director's Pre-School for the Sensory Impaired
  • Leadership Mobile Class
  • Leadership Class Facilitator
  • Mobile Fire Rescue Dept. Citizens Academy President
  • Member of Mobile County Medical Association Alliance
  • Board of Directors Make A Wish Foundation
  • Board of Directors Mobile Regional Senior Community
  • Center Foundation and Vice-Chair
  • American Heart Association Go Red for Woman Luncheon Chairwoman
  • Board of Director's Mercy Medical

Recognitions

  • Friend of Planning Award State of Alabama
  • Bay Area Woman's Association Service Award
  • Service to Mankind Award, Sertoma Club of Mobile
  • Service to Mankind Award, Sertoma Gulf Coast District
  • Winner of Governing Magazine Slogan State of Alabama
  • First Place People's Choice Art Show 2005 Centre 301
  • First Place Juried Eastern Shore Art Show 2007
  • Honorary Member Mobile Firefighters Local 1349


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