Tad Leithead resigns from Cumberland CID after DUI arrest


Tad Leithead has resigned as executive director of the Cumberland CID following his arrest earlier this month for driving under the influence.

“At the Cumberland CID Board meeting this morning, Chairman John Shern announced Tad Leithead has submitted his resignation as Executive Director effective February 28, which is sadly accepted,” CID attorney Lynn Rainey wrote in an email. “A search for an new Executive Director will begin immediately.”

Leithead’s letter of resignation, dated Jan 25, was brief and to the point.

“It has been my pleasure to serve the CCID,” he wrote.

Leithead took over the position last year after the previous director, Malaika Rivers, left with a severance package that raised eyebrows. His salary was $215,000 and there is no severance agreement, Rainey said.

The CID is a public, self-taxing business district that uses the money it raises for infrastructure and other improvements.