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Councilman Butch Lawter

Contact Information:

467 East Second St
Clayton, NC  27520
919-218-2834 (cell)

Term and position:

  • Councilman since January 2009; term expires in 2019
  • Councilman from December 1999 through December 2003
  • Currently second longest serving councilman, only mayor is longer
  • Council ex-officio for the Recreation Advisory Committee, served as either ex-officio or member since mid-1990s

Civic activities:

  • Triangle J COG (Council of Government) delegate for the Town
  • Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization delegate, previously alternate
  • Western Johnston Water and Sewer Authority, Board​
  • Member of Greater Heights United Methodist Church, previously serves as adult leader for youth group and adult volunteer for children’s church​
  • Board of Directors, Clayton Recreational Foundation since mid-1990s
  • 2016 Volunteer of the Year for Town of Clayton Downtown Development Association
  • Multiple-year volunteer for Clayton Chamber Harvest festival and Christmas Parade
  • Volunteer for 2017 Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce Strawberry Festival and first ever Cleveland Christmas Parade
  • Volunteer for Cleveland Parks and Recreation District Committee
  • Focus group organizer, Harmony Playground (formerly Celebration Playground)
  • Focus group organizer, East Clayton Dog Park
  • Focus group organizer, East Clayton Disc Golf Course
  • Focus and planning group organizer, Town of Clayton’s inaugural Tribute to Veterans (Veterans Day)
  • Volunteered at Clayton High School, Cleveland High School, Cooper Academy, and Riverwood Elementary
  • Speaker for Clayton-area Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops
  • Supporter of local arts groups. Clayton Visual Arts, Clayton High School performing Arts, and Clayton Youth Theater
  • Former PTA President at Cooper Elementary (Cooper Academy)
  • Coached for Clayton Parks and Recreation, YMCA, Clayton Little League for a variety of sports for many years
  • 2007 Parks and Recreation Bond Committee Chair
  • Former member of Clayton Civitans
  • Past volunteer for NC Special Olympics Summer Games, Swimming
  • Volunteer for NC Special Olympics


  • 1993 Graduate of North Carolina State University with MS Civil Engineering
  • 1987 Graduate of Clemson University with BS Civil Engineering

Work experience:

  • Director of Environmental Services with WithersRavenel, Inc. 2016 to present
  • Senior Engineer with S.T. Wooten Corporation, 1999 to 2016
  • Field Services Manager with Triangle Environmental, Inc. 1991 to 1999
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