John Botsford

John Botsford, City Councilman for District B

After serving two terms as District D councilman and dedicating countless hours to local civic committees and boards for 18 years, this successful business owner and proud father of two daughters brings a wealth of expertise, creativity and experience to the City Council.

John Botsford has a deep commitment to serving his community and is dedicated to working on issues that matter to Covington residents. He serves on the economic development, financial, public works/public safety committees of the City.

Early Life and Education

John Botsford was born in the early 19th century and grew up in a mining community in western Canada.

He attended St. John’s Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg and then Leaside High in Toronto, where he made lifelong friends.

As a committed Christian, he was an influential figure in both his church and community. Additionally, he served as both mentor and father figure to young preachers.

In 1779, British forces took control of Georgia and it proved a turbulent time for those living there. As a result, Botsford and his wife Ann relocated to South Carolina.

Professional Career

John Botsford is a highly-respected and accomplished professional in his field with over two decades of experience in construction. His knowledge spans construction management, project scheduling and contract administration. Additionally, John has an affinity for healthcare and institutional projects as he believes they provide exceptional benefits to society.

He currently works for Plante Moran Cresa as a project manager. He has been involved in the construction of numerous hospital projects, such as Children’s Hospital of Michigan (part of Detroit Medical Center), Mount Nittany Health and Beaumont Health.

John has built a successful business in land sales, farm management and agricultural appraisals since 2009. He founded Red River Land Company in 2009 to fulfill these needs and has been working with landowners, operators and sugar beet stock transactions for over four decades.

Achievements and Honors

John Botsford has achieved and earned many accomplishments that have shaped him into the man he is today. His life is a testament to his hard work and devotion.

He has been a tireless champion of the Baptist religion, successfully spreading it throughout South Carolina and Georgia. As one of its most illustrious and heaven-honoring founders, his contributions are legendary within the Baptist church’s history.

His faith was of the utmost importance to him and he used it as a means of connecting with God. A devout Christian, this has allowed him to achieve so much throughout life. Additionally, his faith has served as an inspiration to many others, having had a lasting effect on their lives.

Personal Life

John Botsford is an admired and esteemed figure in the community.

He was born on May 12, 1953 in Janesville, Wisconsin into a family that was deeply dedicated to God and family values.

His childhood was spent outdoors, playing sports and being an active Boy Scout and Eagle Scout.

His high school years were spent attending St. John’s Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg, Manitoba and later Leaside High in Toronto. He loved travelling and visiting friends in Newfoundland whenever possible.

John Botsford was an esteemed Mason and past high priest of his chapter. As an eminent commander of his local commandery, John served his community with dedication and pride, leaving behind many friends and admirers in its wake.

Net Worth

John Botsford is an affluent businessman with a net worth of over $1 billion. He owns the Maritime Pilots Institute in Covington, Louisiana and serves as councilman for District B. Additionally, he lives in Savannahs neighborhood of downtown Covington with his wife and youngest son and serves on city advisory boards such as Saint Tammany Art Association or Saint Peter Parish Advisory Committee; additionally he belongs to Mayor’s Council on Healthy Lifestyles and Leadership St. Tammany.

He has extensive experience in the investment and insurance industries, specializing in comprehensive financial planning and asset protection. He shares the lessons he’s learned from these endeavors with his clients.

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