Meet Butch Lawter

Photo of Commissioner Butch Lawter


R. S. "Butch" Lawter, Jr., Chairman

Representing: District 7

Sworn in: December 2018

Term Expires in: 2026



Professional Position

Vice President, Environmental Services with WithersRavenel, Inc.


1993 Graduate of N.C. State University with MS Civil Engineering
1987 Graduate of Clemson University with BS Civil Engineering

Boards/Committees/Other Community Service

Currently serving on the following Boards/Committees:

  • Chairman of Central Pines Regional Council (formerly TJCOG) and Vice Chairman of CAMPO
  • NC Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)
  • Triangle J Council of Governments Board of Delegates and Executive Committee
  • Johnston Community College Board of Trustees
  • Johnston County Sports Council

Other and Former Board Associations; Awards and Recognitions:

  • Board of Directors, Clayton Recreational Foundation
  • Member, Town of Clayton Recreation Advisory Committee
  • Member, Greater Heights United Methodist Church
  • Councilman, Town of Clayton 1999 – 2003 and 2008 – 2018
  • Triangle J Council of Government Representative, Town of Clayton
  • CAMPO Representative, Town of Clayton
  • Western Johnston Regional Water & Sewer Authority, Town of Clayton
  • Volunteer/Speaker for Clayton Downtown Development Association, Clayton Chamber of Commerce, Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Clayton High School, Cleveland High School, Cooper Academy (Past PTA President), Riverwood Elementary School, and McGee’s Crossroads Elementary School, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and NC Special Olympics
  • Former Coach – Clayton Parks & Recreation, YMCA, and Clayton Little League
  • Organizer, Town of Clayton’s Inaugural Tribute to Veterans, East Clayton Dog Park, East Clayton Disc Golf Course
  • 2016 Volunteer of the Year for Town of Clayton Downtown Development Association


Page last updated on:  August 28, 2023