|Councilman Richard Hall|
Richard Hall was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. He graduated from Berea High School in Greenville in 1978. In 1982, he earned a B.A. in Religion from Mars Hill College. He moved to Polk County in 1983. Currently, he is the Theater Manager and Theater Technical Director at Polk County High School and has served in this capacity for 3 years. He also worked with the Polk County Schools for a number of years before taking this position.
Richard enjoys traditional Appalachian woodcrafts, art, and is interested in jewelry manufacture and repair. Richard is married to Angela Flora Hall and they have five children: Rachel 21, Benjamin 18, Noah 16, Abigail 13, and Eli 10. He is a member of Columbus Baptist Church, where he has served as deacon and youth director.
Richard knows that Columbus is the gateway to the Mountains. “After moving here 24 years ago, my wife and I were welcomed into this community, and we have become a part of it. It has been the best place to raise our children, and we consider it an honor to be a part of it."
“As a town leader, I have tried to bridge the gap between the past and the future. We need to preserve our heritage and our history as we make wise choices about the changes we choose to embrace. This is a critical time in the history of Polk County, because what we do today will influence the quality of life for our future citizens. I see myself as a servant of the people. The citizens elected the board and entrusted us with a sacred thing-the running of our town. I pray everyday that God will give me the wisdom to make the right decisions.”