Councilman Samuel Bishop joined Town Council in January 2014. He served as vice mayor from 2016-2017.
Mr. Bishop is a lifelong resident of Christiansburg and served for 21 years in the U.S. Army, both on active duty and in the reserves. He has since retired from the military. He is a life member of the Christiansburg Rescue Squad and attends Asbury United Methodist Church.
As councilman, Mr. Bishop hopes to help revitalize the downtown area, and build upon the strength of Christiansburg's recreational programs by encouraging more development for outdoor recreation opportunities.
Mr. Bishop holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management of Human Resources from Bluefield College. Mr. Bishop served with the Blacksburg Police Department for 28 years and retired with the rank of Captain.