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Maggie Bishop Named as Executive Director of Believe in Bristol

May 08, 2017

Believe in Bristol is pleased to announce that Maggie Bishop has been named as Executive Director of the downtown revitalization organization. Bishop joined the downtown revitalization organization in 2015 as Associate Director, and she has been serving in the role of interim Executive Director since January 9, when former Executive Director Christina Blevins left for a position in the Community Development department at the City of Bristol, Tennessee.

"Over the past few months, Maggie has successfully taken on the challenge of this demanding job," said Believe in Bristol’s Board President René Rodgers. "Her passion, commitment, and steady hand have made for a smooth transition, and the board is so pleased that she will be moving forward in the position. We are excited to see the ideas and strategies she will bring to the organization, and we are looking forward to supporting her as she continues to grow in the role."

Since January, Bishop has worked hard to maintain the day-to-day running of the organization, while also fulfilling many of the organization’s most significant responsibilities, including budget planning and required reporting to the two cities, the Downtown Showcase fundraiser, a Main Street consultant visit, the annual board retreat, and running the Downtown Entrepreneurs’ Prize. She has also taken on responsibilities in a number of other Bristol organizations such as the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, Bristol Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Celebrate Bristol.

"I am excited to take on this opportunity," says Bishop. "Our downtown is what made me fall in love with Bristol in the first place and I’m honored to be part of the revitalization efforts. I’ve enjoyed my time getting to know the downtown merchants and listening to their feedback and suggestions."