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  Rich, Bess
NameBess Rich
Mobile, Alabama , United States
Born Unknown
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Jun 03, 2005 06:00pm
InfoBess served as a District 6 Representative on the Mobile City Council from 1993-2001. During her 8 years on the city council, she served as the chairperson for the Rules Committee and the Committee for Economic and Cultural Development. Under her leadership, District 6 grew to become one of the most populated and economically successful districts.

As a member of the Public Safety and Public Service Commissions, Bess pushed for raises for city employees and lower taxes for the citizens and businesses of Mobile. As a result, the need for more attention to basic services and the need for businesses in our city to compete came to the forefront.

She was a member of the Mobile City Planning Commission from 1993 to 1997 and currently serves as the Commissioner to the Mobile Area Water Sewer System where she is working to protect Mobile’s water supply – Big Creek Lake. She worked with numerous agencies to form a solution to continue to protect our drinking water.

As Council Representative for District 6, Bess initiated televised council meetings. Now Mobilians can watch their city government in action from the comfort of their homes. She pledges to televise Planning Commission Meetings.

Bess held quarterly community meetings for her constituents and boasted an open door policy.

She brought a multi-fitness path to a city park and helped build the first community playground. She championed the renaming of Cottage Hill Park to the Medal of Honor Park to honor Mobile’s Medal of Honor recipients.

A dedicated public servant, Bess served in numerous civic organizations and has won many awards for planning and community service such as Friends of Planning from the Alabama Planning Association


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