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Mayor Kathy Lawson

Kathy Lawson was elected to Martinsville City Council on November 8, 2016 and began her four-year term on January 3, 2017.

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, and is the City’s first female mayor serving 2008-2010 and again beginning January, 2019. 

As an advocate for our Community, Lawson serves on the following:
McCabe Baptist Church, member
Christmas Cheer, current President and board member
Gateway Streetscape Foundation, board member
West Piedmont Planning District Commission, current treasurer and member of executive committee
Former President Martinsville Henry County Christmas Parade Association
Martinsville Exchange Club member
Former Chairman of Martinsville Electoral Board
Life Member Virginia Jaycees and JCI Senator
Delvin Hairston Memorial Scholarship Foundation, board member

Lawson is married to Ralph Lawson who serves as the Disaster Manager for the American Red Cross.  She has three grown 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 visit.

Contact Information
909 Barrows Mill Road
Martinsville, VA
Phone 276-638-8173
Email klawson@ci.martinsville.va.us