Meet Butch Lawter

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

Representing: District 7
Sworn in: December 2018
Term Expires in: 2026



Professional Position

Senior Delivery Officer; Utilities, Funding and Asset Management, and Stormwater practice
areas 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)
  • Vice Chair, NC Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)
  • Johnston Community College Board of Trustees
  • Johnston County Sports Council

Other and Former Board Associations; Awards and Recognitions:

  • Partner, Overflow 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 and Sewer Authority, Town of Clayton
  • Former Member Board of Directors, Clayton Recreational Foundation
  • Former Member, Town of Clayton Recreation Advisory Committee
  • Organizer, Town of Clayton’s Inaugural Tribute to Veterans, East Clayton Dog Park, East Clayton Disc Golf Course, and Harmony Playground
  • 2016 Volunteer of the Year for Town of Clayton Downtown Development Association
  • Volunteer/Speaker for Clayton Downtown Development Association, Clayton Chamber of Commerce, Triangle East Chamber of Commerce, Clayton High School, Cleveland High School, Cooper Academy (Former PTA President), Riverwood Elementary School, and McGee’s Crossroads Elementary School, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and NC Special Olympics
  • Former Coach – Greater Cleveland Athletic Association, Clayton Parks and Recreation, YMCA, and Clayton Little League




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Page last updated on:  November 30, 2023