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CONTACT: Jamie Campbell
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Belmont, North Carolina – The Belmont City Council conducted interviews of the four nominees vying for the vacant council seat on Monday, December 18, 2023. The nominees were former Councilwoman Martha Stowe, 2023 City Council candidate Peg Argent, Main Street/Downtown Belmont Development Association board member and local small business owner Joe Jordan, and Belmont Raiders Athletic Association Board of Directors member Kathryn Lewis.
Following interviews and deliberations, the City Council reached a decision, voting 3-1 (Hefferan) in favor of appointing Kathryn Lewis to fill the open council seat vacated by Richard Turner when he was sworn in as Mayor on December 4, 2023. Lewis, a dedicated resident of Belmont for 37 years, will serve the remaining two years of this council term.
As a lifelong Belmont resident, Kathryn Lewis brings a deep-rooted commitment to the community. After graduating from South Point High School, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brevard College, where she played collegiate softball for three years.
Employed in her family’s business, Lewis holds the role of Human Resource Manager. Beyond her professional endeavors, Lewis and her husband, John Lewis, president of the Belmont Raiders Athletic Association, have devoted themselves to fostering youth development through this non-profit organization. Their joint efforts have significantly contributed to the enrichment of the city’s youth for over six years.
Lewis is a member of CrossFix Ministries, actively taking part in their youth programs. Her commitment to community outreach extends further through her involvement with various initiatives, including serving on the PTO at Belmont Middle School.
Expressing her enthusiasm for the opportunity to serve, Lewis shared, “I have a profound passion for our city’s youth and their future. I am honored to be appointed to the Belmont City Council and am committed to working tirelessly for the citizens of Belmont, striving to earn their trust as I embark on this new role.”
Lewis’s dedication to community service and her proven track record in leadership positions make her a valued addition to the Belmont City Council. Kathryn will take the Oath of Office on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.