LaWana Mayfield

At-large Representative

Council Member Lawanna Mayfield LaWana Mayfield, a Democrat, was elected as an at-large representative in 2022. She previously served four terms as the District 3 council member from 2011-2018.

Mayfield was awarded the David Bohnett LGBT Leadership Fellowship and completed the Harvard Kennedy School of Government program. She has led the development of multiple projects including the Charlotte Premium Outlets, the Annual Charlotte Douglas International Airport District 3 Job Fair, the City of Charlotte’s first youth job fair, the Goodwill Opportunity Campus, expansion of Carowinds, improved sidewalk widening in District 3, and other projects and rezonings.

She has served many roles and on multiple boards and committees for the National League of Cities, including as:

  • A fellow of the National League of Cities Leaders.
  • Past-president of the LGBTQ+ Local Officials constituency group.
  • First vice president of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials constituency group. 
  • A member of the Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) Committee. 
  • A member of the Human Development Committee.

Mayfield has served locally as the first female president of the Centralina Economic Development Commission, on the Board of NASCAR Hall of Fame, and as a former board member of Smart Start of Mecklenburg County.

She has received numerous awards and acknowledgements, including the 2016 PowerHouse Project Power of One Award, the 2016 National Coalition of 100 Black Women's Queen City Metropolitan Chapter Candace Award for Advocacy in Civic Engagement, the 2017 Charlotte Pride Champions of Pride Harvey Milk Award, and the 2017 National League of Cities LGBTQ+LO Outstanding Local Leadership Award.

Mayfield is excited to serve in an at-large role to continue her community advocacy citywide.