Mayor Kathy Lawson Government

Mayor Kathy Lawson

Kathy Lawson was re-elected to Martinsville City Council on November 3, 2020 and began her 4 year term on January 1, 2021.

Lawson was educated in Martinsville City Schools through the ninth grade then graduated from Laurel Park High School.  She has taken a variety of classes at Patrick Henry Community College over the years and holds two professional designations in the insurance field, Certified Professional Insurance Woman and Certified Insurance Service Representative.  She has worked in the insurance industry for 40+ years and currently serves as the Personal Lines Manager at Burton and Company.

Lawson was first elected to Martinsville City Council in 2006 and served until 2010, She is the City’s first female mayor serving 2008-2010 and again beginning January 2019.  She was elected as mayor again January 2021.

As an advocate for our Community, Lawson serves on the following:

McCabe Baptist Church, member

Christmas Cheer, current President and board member

Former Board Member Gateway Streetscape Foundation

Volunteer for our community’s hazardous waste days.

West Piedmont Planning District Commission, current treasurer and member of executive committee

Former President Martinsville Henry County Christmas Parade Association

Martinsville Exchange Club volunteer

Former Chairman of Martinsville Electoral Board

Life Member Virginia Jaycees and JCI Senator

Delvin Hairston Memorial Scholarship Foundation, board member

Red Cross Volunteer

Salvation Army, board member.

Lawson is married to Ralph Lawson who serves as a regional Disaster Manager for the American Red Cross.  She has three adult children and seven grandchildren. Her hobbies include knitting, quilting, weaving, traveling with her husband, and is an avid reader.  Walt Disney World is her favorite place to vacation.


Contact Information

909 Barrows Mill Road

Martinsville, VA

Phone 276-638-8173