MAYOR: Johnny Pritchett COUNCIL: Chuck Hadden - Deborah Lucas - Drew Kurtz - Mindy Porterfield

Bishop Newsletter

Stay informed about upcoming events and other important news related to the Town of Bishop. Subscribe to our newsletter!

Meet our new 2022 Council Members

Deborah Lucas, Post 2

Deborah Lucas was born and raised in Athens, Georgia. She and her family moved to Bishop Georgia in 2013. She is a graduate of the University of North Georgia where she earned her Associate degree in Criminal Justice, and a graduate of the University of Georgia where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She also holds a master’s degree in Communication from Liberty University. Deborah’s experience as a community activist led her to run for city council in the Town of Bishop in which she resides. She believes that it’s imperative for her to engage in community affairs to help shape and develop the continual development and growth of her community.

Her current position as lead pastor for over 20 years has afforded her various opportunities to engage in community development. Her previous work with the Department of Juvenile Justice and C.A.S.A (Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children) has also granted her opportunities to interact with community partners as well as make an impact in the lives of citizens within the community. Deborah’s passion for community involvement is what drives her to connect with her community in ways in which she believes she can make a positive difference.

Drew Kurtz, Post 3

Drew Kurtz, originally from Auburn, IN, but most recently a resident of Sawyer, MI. Lived in Chicago for 20 years where I worked in television tech. Currently, a manager on the tech team at FOX Corporation. Moved to Bishop in July 2017. At the time, I was interested both in the bypass and Bishop in general, so began attending council meetings monthly. When a seat opened, I was nominated by council to fill the seat and recently decided to run to maintain that seat.


Business licenses (aka Occupational Taxes) are good January 1 -December 31 and require annual renewal.

  • Please see the attached package for information needed in order to renew/apply for a license. All new licenses must be approved by the Town Council before license is granted.

  • Please fill out all paperwork whether you are applying for new or renewal.

  • City Clerk is a notary public and will happily notarize all documents during normal business hours.

Business License Form