About LaWana Slack Mayfield


In the early Nineties, I trained under June Rostan at Southern Empowerment Project where I learned Grassroots Community Organizing. In the early 2000’s I trained with Dr. Jamie Washington and Kathy Obear at the Social Justice Training Institute where I trained on Full and Equal Justice for All. In the late 2000’s I worked for Si Kahn at Grassroots Leadership where I was the Mecklenburg County Project Coordinator with a focus on ending For-Profit Prisons, Immigration Reform and Community Organizing.

I share this; for you to learn a little more about my foundation and why I am so passionate about community involvement, access to resources, ending racial bias, and the importance of equity. I am an ACTIVIST.

I ran for office and Won in 2011 in large part because You took a chance on me and supported me for the next 8 years.

As the former District 3 Representative, I led or created the opening of Duncan Donuts & Pinky’s on Freedom Dr. The creation of the Goodwill Opportunity Campus, The Charlotte Premium Outlets, The Targeted Re-Hab Program, The Charlotte Douglas International Airport Job Fair, The First Youth Job Fair in partnership with Charlotte Premium Outlets, Multiple Mixed-Income Housing Projects, the sidewalk crossing on West Blvd (which was needed more than 20 years ago) just to name a few.

While these accomplishments served the District, they all benefited the community as a whole.

I am ASKING for your support as I take my passion for Stable Diverse Price Point Housing, Smart access to upward mobility, Strong economic development knowledge along with my desire to END Racial & Gender Bias, to create a City that is truly “Welcoming to ALL” to the next level as YOUR Council-Member At-Large.

I Don’t Play the Game of Politics. I Do the WORK of Service. YOU can help me continue the work.

To donate, mail to Friends of LaWana Mayfield P.O. Box 668493 Charlotte, NC 28266-8493



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 International Minority Coalition

Member African American Caucus

Board Member LGBT Democrats of Mecklenburg County

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

Former Member, Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee/MLK

Past-President Centralina Economic Development Committee

Former Member-Affordable Housing Coalition

Former-Board member-Smart Start of Mecklenburg County

Former-Board member- NASCAR Hall of Fame

Past President National Black Caucus-Local Elected Officials

Former Board Member-Arts & Science Council

Former Board Member-Democratic Municipal Officials