UPDATE: Crowder out as Bristol VA City Manager; Mumpower appointed Mayor


A big shake-up this morning in city leadership for Bristol Virginia.

Tabitha Crowder is out as city manager. After four years on the job, she was effectively fired Monday morning when city council came out of a closed door executive session.

They apparently considered whether to continue to employee her and instead voted to appoint City Attorney Randy Eads to serve as City Manager on an interim basis while city leaders take applications.

Crowder was Director of Public Works for four years before being appointed interim city manager following the resignation of Dewey Cashwell. She became full-time manager in June 2014.

Eads was just hired as the city's legal council in January after former attorney Pete Curcio resigned.

The city council also voting in favor of electing Kevin Mumpower as the city's new mayor.

Kevin Wingard will take over as vice-mayor.