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LaWana Mayfield

Title: Council Member

Municipality: City of Charlotte

Position Interested In: Population-based Seat - Charlotte

Tell us why you would like to serve in a leadership position at the League. In particular, specify goals you would like to accomplish as an officer or board member and indicate how, if attained, they will help to achieve Vision 2030 – the League’s future vision of how cities and towns will operate in 2030.

As a local elected who has served for many years locally, statewide & nationally I am interested in furthering the the ability for municipal leadership for our communities in regards to revenue, structure & how we function. Charlotte has a focus to advance technology & this should also be at the forefront of our rural areas to shorten the digital divide. I also want to further the relationships and support the goals of our rural neighbors.

Tell us about your experience as a municipal official. You may want to include information on your service on the municipal governing body, other related boards and special areas of interest.

I have served on numerous Boards & Commissions during my initial 8 years of service as the District-3 representative in Charlotte. In this role I led the development of the Charlotte Premium Outlets, created the District 3 Airport Job Fair that ran 7 of my 8 years, the city’s CLT+ App which reduced call time to 311 along with TLCbyCLT housing re-hab program that provided immediate repairs to homes for our most vulnerable residents just to name a few.


As a now At-Large member  I am leading Charlotte’s “Faith in Housing Initiative” with a focus on partnerships with our religious institution to build & support Diverse Price Point Housing.

Tell us about your educational background, professional experience, and/or community or civic activities. 

I have served the Charlotte community & beyond for more that 20 years prior to my first election in 2011 on issues of importance to our  unhoused neighbors, those formerly incarcerated and our immigrant community. I am a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Diversity Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace from the USF-MUMA College of Tampa, Fl, and a proud alumni of Central Piedmont Community College with an AAS in Construction Management & Technology along with multiple certifications through the National League of Cities where I have served in numerous leadership roles.

Have You Participated in Any NCLM Events or Committees? 

  • Legislative Lobby Days

  • Other: National League of Cities


Please provide any other information you would like the Nominations Committee to consider.

I am ready to support and serve our community in an authentic and genuine way that benefits the collective of our neighbors in need.

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