votebollingerFor Montgomery City Council District 1  


Richard Bollinger was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. After graduation from high school, he attended Troy and Auburn Universities. He joined the Air National Guard directly from college as an enlisted egress technician on the Phantom 4. After four years of service, he transferred to the Army National Guard and completed Officer Candidate School. Richard completed 24 years of continuous service before retiring as a Major.

Richard BollingerRichard was employed by the State of Alabama Highway Department in 1971, having worked there each summer during college. Two years later he joined the engineering and survey firm of J. M. Garrett & Son, L.L.C., which was established in 1888 and is the oldest continuously operating business in Montgomery. Richard formed his own engineering and survey firm, Bollinger, Inc., in 1984. In 1994, Bollinger, Inc. formed a partnership with Frank Garrett of J. M. Garrett & Son.

Richard is a graduate of "Leadership Montgomery." He has been deeply involved with Rotary International, a civic organization with a motto of "Service Above Self." Richard has served as a Rotary Club president at the local level and later as the District Governor for Alabama. He is currently involved at the national level as Presidents Program Chairman for Mid-South PETS, charged with the responsibility for training all new club presidents in Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama. As a Rotarian and independently, Richard has worked with many nonprofit organizations in the achievement of their goals. He is Past Chairman of Camp ASCCA Easter Seals and now serves as an acting advisor to the Board of Directors; Past Vice Chairman of the Montgomery Housing Authority Board; Past President of the Montgomery Sunrise Rotary Club; Past Vice Chairman of the Montgomery Sunrise Foundation Board, now serving as an acting advisor to the Board; Past Chairman of the Central Alabama Professional Land Surveyors Society;Bollinger Family assisted in the formation of the East Montgomery Neighborhood Alliance; Past President of Lake Forest/Mitylene Forest Neighborhood Association; and Past Chairman of the Robert E. Lee Athletic Club, both football and cheer.

Richard is married to the former Cheryl Lynn Folcomer of Virginia Beach, Virginia. They have four children – two daughters, Stephanie and Ashley, and two sons, Jeffrey and Patrick, and five grandchildren. They are members of Taylor Road Baptist Church and reside in Montgomery.



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