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.