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BIO


LaWana Mayfield, a Democrat, represents District 3 on Charlotte’s City Council. She was elected in 2011 and is currently serving her third term.

In 2014, Mayfield was awarded the David Bohnett LGBT Leadership Fellowship and completed the Harvard Kennedy School of Government program.

Mayfield serves on the National League of Cities (NLC) REAL Race, Equity and Leadership Committee, as president of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials (GLBTLO) and as board member of Smart Start of Mecklenburg County. She also serves on the Centralina Economic Development Committee and is secretary of the North Carolina Black Elected Municipal Officials.



Mayfield’s Background:

Over 20 years of activism and organizing in Charlotte

Former Member, Immigrant Solidarity Committee

Former Member, Charlotte Community Justice Coalition

Former Executive Board Member, Human Rights Campaign

Former Board of Advisors Member, Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund


Mayfield’s Community Service:

Active Member, St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church—Charlotte, NC

Member, Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee/MLK

Chair, Centralina Economic Development Committee

Member-Affordable Housing Coalition

Board member-Smart Start of Mecklenburg County

Board member- NASCAR Hall of Fame

2nd Vice-Chair-National Black Caucus-Local Elected Officials