Council2 Government

City Council

Current City Council effective January 1, 2021. Pictured from left to right: City Attorney Eric H. Monday, Council Member Tammy Pearson, Vice Mayor Jennifer Bowles, Mayor Kathy Lawson, Council Member Danny Turner, Council Member Chad Martin, City Manager Leon Towarnicki .


Council meets twice monthly - the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. 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.

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



Neighborhood Meeting Complaint and Resolution List April 2022- July 2022

Eviction Prevention Needs Assessment  MHC 1-2022

City's Adopted 2016 Strategic Plan
Fiber Optic Business Plan/Feasibility Study 11-2012
D&W Trail Report 2015

Regional Bicycle Plan - 2018

Regional Bicycle Plan - 2018 Interactive Map


AMPGS stranded costs questions & answers
Martinsville Timeline for AMP Projects 3-1-2012
AMPGS Stranded Cost Update Revised 1-24-2012
AMPGS Stranded Cost as of 11-18 2011
Options for Payment of AMPGS Memo 12-13-2011
Timeline/Fact Sheet-Electric Power Projects 3-24-2011
Electric Power AMP presentation to Council 11-22-2011
Electric Power Projects Timeline update to Council 8-9-2010
Electric Power Projects presentation to Council 8-24-2010


City Council's Clerk is Karen Roberts. Leon Towarnicki serves as City Manager.The City Manager's office is located on the second floor of the Municipal Building, Room 216. (276-403-5182) Martinsville's City Attorney is Eric H. Monday (276-403-5198 or 276-403-5196) and the office is located on the second floor of the Municipal Building, Room 213.