Mike Barber is a lifelong resident of Christiansburg.
Before taking office as Mayor in 2014, Mayor Barber served on Christiansburg Town Council from 2000-2013. He also served two terms as vice mayor.
He is a graduate of Christiansburg High School, National Business College, VA-MD School of Bank Management at The University of Virginia and The School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University.
Mr. Barber retired after 43 years in the banking industry, most recently with First Bank of Virginia. Mr. Barber is also a member of the Christiansburg Kiwanis Club and serves as President of the New River Valley Development Corporation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the New River Valley Health Foundation, Rosa Peters Park, Bud Foster’s LPD Foundation, and NRV Passenger Rail Committee.
Mr. Barber was previously involved with the Town Council Finance Committee, Downtown Committee, Street Committee and the Water and Sewer Committee.
Mr. Barber is married to Erlene Barber. They have two daughters, Lori and Lisa, and five grandchildren, Emily and Maggie Nolen; Lucas Barber; and Isaac and Elijah Goad.