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Welcome to Burnside

My name is Robert H. Lawson. I am the Mayor of Burnside and I want to say thank you for visiting our website. I hope you will visit us in person soon. We are a small friendly community and want your visit to be the best vacation or extended stay, the best it can be.

I am retired from Lendmark Financial Services and I spent 45 years in the finance business. I am also retired from the Army, where I spent 22 years in the 100th Training Division. I am married to Susi Brooks Lawson, and we have 5 children, and 10 grandkids. Susi was born & raised in Burnside, and we love our town, and its citizens. I have a vision for Burnside which includes a walking trail along the lake, a museum, adding new sidewalks, improving the water & sewer, attracting new business, to include a grocery store and a restaurant, to mention a few. But most of all I want you to enjoy your stay in Burnside, and it be the best it can be, and maybe be the newest citizen. Please check out the many places to stay, eat and be entertained during your stay. There is so much to do within 30 minutes of our great town. If I can assist you, please contact City Hall Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm or call 606-561-4113. I look forward to meeting you.

“Together we move forward.”

Robert H. Lawson

Mayor of Burnside

Meet Your City Council

Randy Berry

Lula Jean Burton

Noel Davis

Carol Griffin

Mike Lynn

Dwayne Sellers

Robert H. Lawson


Crissa Morris

City Clerk

Farrah Dobbs

Executive Director of Burnside Tourism