Bishop to lead City Council

District 2 Councilman Bill Bishop, a longtime local architect and resident of the Clifton area near St. Nicholas, will be the next president of the Jacksonville City Council.

Bishop formerly was the council’s vice president. In his new role, he succeeds Group 3 At-Large Councilman Stephen Joost. Next year’s vice president will be District 13 City Councilman Bill Gulliford of Atlantic Beach.

Bishop’s official duties as council president begin this summer in early July.

Bishop is vice president and principal of Akel, Logan and Shafer Architects and Planners and is married to Melody Bishop, an active local architect behind many elements of the Northbank Riverwalk in Riverside. Bishop is a past board member of Riverside Avondale Preservation Inc. and St. Nicholas-based Jacksonville Community Council Inc. The Bishops are members of Assumption Catholic Church.

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