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City of Bristol
300 Lee Street
Bristol, VA 24201

Ph: (276) 645-7300

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City Council
Mayor 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.

Vice Mayor Jim Steele
Jim R. Steele was elected to City Council on July 1, 2010 and was re-elected in July 2014. He graduated from Richlands High School, Richlands, VA, and attended Lynchburg College and Southwest Virginia Community College. He is a former Tazewell County Deputy Sheriff, business owner, and Forestry Technician with the Virginia Department of Forestry. He retired from Mountain City Lumber Co. in April 2007. He served 12 years on the Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commission Board, seven years on the Tazewell County Department of Social Services Board, Tazewell County Emergency Services, and Governor's Disaster Recovery Team. Mr. Steele and his family moved to Bristol in August 2007, and he was appointed to the Bristol Planning Commission in July 2009. Steele's Councilmanic appointments include: Appalachian Juvenile Commission, Drug Court Advisory Board, Social Services Board, Children's Advocacy Center, Farmers Market, Keep Bristol Beautiful, New River/Mount Rogers PDC Rural Technical Committee (Alternate), and District Three Government Cooperative Board (Alternate). Jim and his wife, Judy, have two children; Anthony, an attorney in Knoxville, TN and LaTisha, who is Operations Director of five YMCA's in Western NC. Their son Anthony and his wife, Lane, are the parents of their three grandchildren, Brock, Emma, and Sam.

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.  

Councilman Doug Fleenor 
Doug Fleenor was elected to City Council July 1, 2016. A lifelong 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, Bristol, Virginia Planning Commission, and Rhythm and Roots.

Councilman Kevin Mumpower  
Kevin Mumpower was elected to City Council on July 1, 2016. Mr. Mumpower is a native of Bristol, Virginia. 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 Celebrate Bristol, Finance Committee, Economic Development Committee, Joint Planning Commission, New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Investment Consortium, People Inc, and BVU.