Rick Bishop is vice president of acquisitions for National CORE, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit affordable housing developers, which has developed more than 120 properties across the United States. He also serves as co-director of the Inland Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD), which operates as one of four centers within the School of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside. ICSD’s objective is to be a network center, honest broker, resource, and important leader in public analysis and decision-making for local and regional leaders as they identify and focus on critical topics and issues related to future growth in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. He recently retired as executive director of the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) and the Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency (RCHCA), where he served in this capacity for nearly 21 years. He was responsible for developing and implementing a number of regional programs in diverse areas such as transportation, energy, and the environment. Prior to joining WRCOG he worked in both the private and public sectors, managing entitlement projects for wireless communications, overseeing county legislative programs, negotiating public facilities development agreements, preparing fiscal impact reports for development projects, and ensuring proper project mitigation of impacts on public infrastructure.