About Richard S. (Rick) Tatnall

Personal Mission

My Personal Mission is to Replenish Richmond – to inspire, nourish and provide for my home, Richmond, in an effort to help build a proud and unified Community of Richmond.  I intend to help create a community that offers every citizen equal access to all opportunities, including the promised rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; a community where people are judged solely by the content of their character; a community actively using the power of its past to positively shape its future; a community that is a shining example to the rest of the world; a community considered the best possible place to live, work, and visit.  To achieve my Mission, I will work to continually strengthen the following six important subsets of the Community of Richmond:

Community – The Community of Richmond is strengthened when there is an increasing sense of community amongst its citizens.  I am a Richmonder!  I believe my quality of life is forever tied to my home community, so I intend to consider what is best for Richmond in all my life’s decisions and will work to influence other Richmonders to believe and act likewise.

Creativity – The strength of the Community of Richmond is mystically tied to the collective creative spirit in all its citizens.  Creativity is a powerful, positive force and I intend to nurture creativity in all its forms and fashions, helping establish Richmond as a creativity mecca with a special accent on the creative arts and their ability to transform lives.

Economy – The quality of life in the Community of Richmond will continually increase when it possesses a constantly growing, multi-faceted, interconnected regional economy.  I intend to help Richmond maximize the benefits of a strong economy by working to achieve the highest possible level of socially conscious economic growth for the Richmond Region.

Education – The strength of the Community of Richmond is directly connected to the collective level of education of all its citizens.  I intend to maintain consistent support for the public education systems of the Richmond Region, enabling them to offer unfettered access to the best possible education for all Richmonders of all ages.

Environment – The future of the Community of Richmond is certainly intertwined with its magnificent natural environment which stimulates our economy and offers recreation, tranquility, and through the James River, is our source of life.  I intend to be an excellent environmental steward and will work to influence other Richmonders to act likewise.

History – I believe the future of the Community of Richmond is linked to its incredible past.  Since 1607 Richmond has been and continues to be at the core of our country’s social and economic development, making it the most influential and historic community in America.  I intend to help Richmond maximize the power of its past to positively influence its future, and the future of all mankind.