Vice Mayor David Briley was sworn in as Nashville Mayor after Megan Barry's resignation.
Barry resigned as mayor shortly after accepting a plea deal on theft charges that allegedly took place during her two-year affair with former Sgt. Rob Forrest.
Metro Council President pro tem, Sheri Weiner was sworn in as Vice Mayor Tuesday evening just before Briley took the oath of office to become Nashville's eighth mayor.
Briley, 54, was elected Vice Mayor of Metropolitan Government in 2015. He previously served as an At-Large member of Metropolitan Council, 1999-2007.
He released the following statement ahead of being sworn in:
“This is a hard day for Nashville. Mayor Barry’s resignation will enable us to regain focus on the important work of our city. My pledge is simple: As mayor, I will begin work immediately with a sole focus on managing the city and making progress on community priorities. That work will be transparent and be conducted with every effort to restore public trust, and move our great city forward.”
Briley is a Nashville native.