CHATTANOOGA, TN. (WDEF-TV NEWS 12)--- Chattanooga gets ready for a changing of the guard.
The city gets a new mayor for the first time in eight years on Monday.
Mayor-elect Andy Berke has signaled a different focus for the Scenic City.
That includes new administrators for most governmental branches.
A look now at two high-profile city departments and the people who ran them.
Despite notable successes like pushing to have movies like 42 filmed in-part in Chattanooga, and starting the anti-bullying program, Missy Crutchfield occasionally found herself a lightning-rod for criticism over the last 8 years.
She was hired from Chattanooga state by mayor Ron Littlefield for the purpose of creating the new Arts, Culture and Education department.
MISSY CRUTCHFIELD, ADMINISTRATOR, ARTS & CULTURE "We created a department...boy did we create a department. And we were always out there..because whenever you do something new and edgy..and because of politics, I feel like my boss was always under a lot of fire..and puts all of us in there.'
Crutchfield was criticized for what the city auditor called "lax control" over cash flow at the Tivoli and Municipal Auditoriums.
But she says, over-all, her department was very successful .
MISSY CRUTCHFIELD "We wish this next administration the best...that we send you off with hope for our city and prayers that you'll continue to build on."
Across town, veteran parks administrator Larry Zehnder is prepared to leave. He first started with the city parks in 1992.
LARRY ZEHNDER, ADMINISTRATOR, PARKS & RECREATION "I think parks and recreation in Chattanooga is what this city is all about. This is a quality of life department, a quality of life aspect in Chattanooga's history. And Chattanooga has gotten worldwide attention for what has been happening here."
Zehnder says he's disappointed he was not asked to stay on, but wants to leave on a high note.
LARRY ZEHNDER "Yeah, I'm a little bit..emotional about what we have in the city and what we've been able to do..I'm excited. I've put a list together for all the kinds of things we accomplished since 19992..and it's a long list." .
Larry Zehnder says he plans to remain in Chattanooga.
The Berke transition team has not announced replacements for Crutchfield and Zehnder.
But they join 10 other administrators who will be leaving.
And the new administration is still in talks with current Police Chief Bobby Dodd.