City Council


City of Statesville, North Carolina
City Council

Statesville's City Council is made up of the mayor, six (6) ward seats, and two (2) at-large seats.  Meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:00pm in the Council Chambers of the City Hall building located at 227 S. Center Street.  The agenda is released on the Wednesday before the scheduled meeting by the City Clerk.  On the second meeting of each month, thirty minutes are set aside for the public to address Council about any issue.

Pictured from left to right:  David Jones, Doris Allison, Jap Johnson, Kimberly Wasson, Mayor Costi Kutteh, Amy Lawton, Joe Hudson, Lisa Pearson, Steve Johnson.

ADA Requests: In accordance with the American Disabilities Act, all reasonable requests for assistance at public meetings will be honored.  Please make your request by calling 704-832-3884.


Mayor Costi Kutteh

P.O. Box 1111

Statesville, NC 28687

City Office: 704-878-3585

City Cell: 704-437-0977

Contact Mayor Kutteh

David Jones, Ward One

Mayor Pro-Tem

126 Columbine Drive

Statesville, NC 28625

Personal Cell: 704-929-0363

Contact David Jones

Jap Johnson, Ward Two


204 Knox Street

Statesville, NC 28677

City Cell: 704-437-1939

Contact Jap Johnson

Public Hearing Procedures

The Rules of Procedure and Decorum are designed to assist the public body in conducting public hearings in a manner so as to allow a fair opportunity for persons to comment on the matter. These Rules of Procedure and Decorum are adopted pursuant to NCGS § 160A-81 and shall apply to all legislative public hearings conducted by the Statesville City Council, or any of its duly authorized boards or commissions.

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Public Comment Procedures

The Statesville City Council is committed to allowing members of the public an opportunity to offer comments and suggestions for the efficient and effective administration of government. In addition to public hearings, a special time is set aside for the purpose of receiving such comments and suggestions. North Carolina General Statute § 160A-81.11 allows the City Council to adopt reasonable rules to maintain order and decorum.

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Election Wards Map

In the United States, a WARD is an optional division of a city or town for administrative and representative purposes, especially for purposes of an election.

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Use this easy interactive tool to enter your address to find out.

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Doris Allison, Ward Three

1200 9th Street

Statesville, NC 28677

Personal Cell: 704-873-6177

Contact Doris Allison

Amy Lawton, Ward Four

177 Park Street

Statesville NC 28677

Business: 704-873-2435

Contact Amy Lawton

Joe Hudson, Ward Five

1021 The Glen Street

Statesville, NC 28677

City Cell: 704-682-2914

Contact Joe Hudson

Lisa Pearson, Ward Six

790 East Side Drive

Statesville, NC 28677

City Cell: 980-540-8967

Contact Lisa Pearson

Kimberly Wasson, At-Large

116 Shadow Woods Road

Statesville, NC 28677

City Cell: 704-437-8804

Contact Kimberly Wasson

Steve Johnson, At-Large

139 Columbine Drive

Statesville, NC 28625

Business: 704-872-2485

Contact Steve Johnson

Leah Gaines-Messick, City Attorney

Leah Gaines-Messick serves as the City Attorney for the City of Statesville. She is the legal adviser for all officials, officers, and departments of the City and represents the City in litigation and proceedings, including the prosecution of cases. Work involves drafting and reviewing ordinances, resolutions, policies and procedures, and contracts prior to consideration by the City Council to ensure compliance with state, federal, and local laws.

Leah Gaines-Messick, City Attorney

Winthrop & Gaines-Messick, PLLC

706 Hartness Road Statesville, NC 28677

Business: 704-872-9544

Fax: 704-872-7712

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