City Council


  • 7 pm
  • 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month
  • City Municipal Building
    55 W Church Street
    Martinsville, VA 24112

Other special called meetings may be called at any time, but usually are called with at least a 24-hour notice. Meetings include four quarterly Neighborhood Meetings.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  1. Aaron Rawls

    Vice Mayor

  1. Kathy C. Lawson

    Council Member

  1. Tammy Pearson

    Council Member

  1. Lawrence Mitchell

    Council Member

City Council elections are held every two years and terms are staggered for five Council members elected at large to four-year terms.


Council members' collective understanding of community needs, knowledge of cross-governmental issues, and their vision of the future provides the foundation for basic neighborhood-level services and the development of future citywide plans. City Council develops a strategic plan which sets forth program goals and objectives and lays out action steps for the City administration in order to achieve Council's goals.

Electoral Offices

City Clerk

City Council's Clerk is Karen Roberts. Email Karen Roberts.

City Manager

Aretha Ferrell-Benavides serves as the City Manger. Email Aretha Ferrell-Benavides. The City Manager's office is located at:
55 W Church Street
Room 216
Phone: 276-403-5182

City Attorney

The law firm of Sands Anderson provides legal counsel to the City of Martinsville.