In addition to better recreation options, Richardson says he would advocate for more vocational training, as well as tax incentives for companies that hire, say, at least 100 city residents. Richardson says he knows about managing people from disparate cultures. As a safety and security officer, he says he has hired more than 120 part-time dispatchers and drivers, some from the ranks of students, some from the community. “I’ve learned a lot from it,” he says. He also earned two Student Employer of the Year awards and, most recently, Supervisor of the Year.