City Council and Mayor

City of Lowell Mayor and Council Members
Pictured from left to right: Councilmember Phil Bonham, Councilmember/Mayor Pro-Tem Thomas Gillespie, Mayor Sandy Railey, Councilmember Candy Funderburk, Councilmember DeWayne Chitwood, and Councilmember Ken Ervin.

The duties of the Mayor and Council

Together, the Mayor and Council members are responsible for establishing the general policies under which the city operates. These include:

  • Appointing the City Manager and members of various boards and commissions.
  • Reviewing the annual budget, setting the tax rate and approving the financing of all city operations.
  • Authorizing contracts on behalf of the city.


  • 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers
  • 2nd Tuesday of every month
  • City Hall, 101 W First Street, Lowell, NC 28098

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Lowell's Vision Statement

To be an inviting community where generations come together to live, work, and play.