City Council

Bristol Virginia City Council 2017

Mayor Kevin Mumpower

Kevin Mumpower was elected to City Council on July 1, 2016. He was named Mayor on July 3rd, 2017. Mr. Mumpower is a native of Bristol, Virginia, and graduate of Virginia High School, class of 1979. Kevin was a three-sport letterman at VHS, being named honorable mention all-state in baseball his senior year. He received a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina and was commissioned as an Ensign in the US Navy in 1984. As a Naval Officer, Mr. Mumpower qualified as a Naval Submarine Officer and Naval Nuclear Engineer, receiving his “Gold Dolphin” warfare pin while serving aboard the USS Glenard P. Lipscomb (SSN-685) stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. Upon leaving active duty in 1990, he continued his naval service in the US Naval Reserves for 19 years and retired in 2011 as a Navy Commander with 26 years of total service. Mr. Mumpower has been employed as a Product Design Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Operations Manager, Plant Manager, Sales Account Manager and Business Executive with several US manufacturing companies. He currently holds the position of Vice President of Product Engineering for Bristol Compressors International, LLC. Mr. Mumpower was elected to the Bristol Virginia City Council in May of 2016 and appointed to the BVU board as the Bristol Virginia Council representative serving a four-year term. He has also served as a Board Member for the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturers, and was the Chairman of the Board for the SVAM Center of Excellence, the new advanced manufacturing training center located in Washington County Virginia. Kevin and his wife Ginger reside in Bristol, Virginia and have three grown children Matthew, Madison and Megan. He is the Council representative on the Birthplace of Country Music Museum board, The Chamber Visitors Bureau board, Celebrate Bristol board, City Finance Committee, City Economic Development Committee, and BVU.

Vice Mayor Kevin Wingard

Kevin Wingard was appointed to City Council in November of 2016. He was named Vice Mayor on July 1, 2017. Wingard, originally from Arkansas, moved to Bristol, Virginia in 1976 where he attended Bristol's public school system. Thereafter, he began a 13-year career at Electrolux while simultaneously owning and operating Southern Home Maintenance. Wingard then attended the Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and continued work for 10 years at local marine dealerships. In 2007, Kevin transitioned to self employment. Since that time, Wingard has invested in local real estate and additional business ventures in Southwest Virginia. He serves as the Council representative on the Bristol Department of Social Services Board, Appalachian Regional Juvenile Detention Center Board, Bristol Virginia Planning Commission, and various other appointments. Wingard and his wife, Sarah, have four children and five young grandchildren.

Councilman Doug Fleenor

Doug Fleenor was elected to City Council July 1, 2016. A life long resident of Bristol, Councilman Fleenor is an attorney. He serves as the council representative on the East Hill Cemetery Board, Metropolitan Planning Commission, Mount Rogers Commission on aging, Mount Rogers Planning District, and Rhythm and Roots. 

Councilman Bill Hartley

Bill Hartley was elected to City Council on July 1, 2014. He was named Vice Mayor on July 1, 2015. He was named Mayor on July 1, 2016. A native of Bristol, Bill is a 1987 graduate of Virginia High School. He holds degrees from the Clemson University (B.A. History & Political Science), University of Alabama (M.A., History) and King University (M.B.A.). Bill has worked as an educator, non-profit administrator, and was named one of the Tri-Cities Business Journal's “Forty Under Forty.” He is currently employed at the Barter Theatre as the Advancement Officer-Institutional Relations. He serves as the council representative on the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, City Council Finance Committee, Economic Development Committee, Highlands Community Services Board, Bristol Convention and Visitors Bureau, Believe in Bristol, Bristol Youth Services Board, and Birthplace of Country Music. Hartley also is a member of the Bristol Rotary Club, Arts in Public Places Board of Directors, and Arts Alliance Mountain Empire Board of Directors. Bill and his wife, Harriet, have two young children, Wilson and Rachel. 


Councilman Archie Hubbard, III

Archie Hubbard was elected to City Council July 1, 2014, and was nominated as Vice-Mayor at that time. He was named Mayor on July 1, 2015. Mayor Hubbard is a lifelong resident of Bristol, Virginia. He graduated from Virginia High School in 1961 and from King University in 1965 with a BA in Mathematics. He retired from the family business, Goodpasture Motor Company, Inc., after 47 years serving as the Treasurer and IT Specialist. Representing the City, he serves on the following boards and committees:Redevelopment and Housing Authority,Bristol Public Library Board, Bristol Chamber of Commerce, Joint Planning Commission,Highlands Community Policy and Management Team, the Transportation and Safety Committee, Arts District, District Three Government Cooperative, New River/Mount Rogers PDC Rural Technical Committee, and the Train Station Foundation. He previously served on the Highlands Community Services Board for 17 years, the Bristol Economic Development Committee for several years, and the Bristol Virginia Utilities Board for 17 years. He has also served on the Board of Sullins Academy for 13 years. Hubbard was elected to City Council in July 2014, and is currently serving a four-year term, which expires June 2018. He resides in Bristol, Virginia, with his wife, Gweneth L. Orman. They have five children and eight grandchildren.