Mayor Les Bumgarner is excited about becoming Brookhaven’s newest Mayor and is looking forward to truly making Brookhaven a “Homeseeker’s Paradise” and the “Shining Star” in Southwest Mississippi.??He is a graduate of Clinton High School, Hinds Jr. College and Delta State University. He was a teacher /coach at Greenville, Corinth, Warren Central, Vicksburg St. Aloysius, and Brookhaven High School for a total of eleven years.??Mayor Bumgarner and his wife Katherine, have two children, a son Brad and daughter-in-law Kami Burns Bumgarner; a daughter Leslie and son-in-law Rod Delaney. They have six grandchildren and another one expected in September.
He opened the Men’s Locker Room shop in Brookhaven in 1979 and has operated it for over 30 years. He was a board member of the Brookhaven Recreation Department for sixteen years and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Brookhaven Separate School District for ten years. He has served as Alderman at Large on the Brookhaven City Council for the past eight years.??He spent eleven years in the Mississippi National Guard and the United States Army Reserves and retired at the rank of Captain.??He is currently the Senior Warden at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer and serves as President of the Southwest Chapter of the Delta State University Alumni.
Mayor Bumgarner states that the City has many projects in different stages, some on the drawing board, some in progress, and some near completion.??He also stated that even though the economy is tough, with proper planning, budget preparation, and wise use of our resources, we can still get some much needed priorities accomplished.