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Welcome to Burnside

My name is Robert H. Lawson. I am the Mayor of Burnside. I want to personally 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 that it can be.

I am retired from Lendmark Financial Services and spent 45 years in the finance business. I am also retired from the Army, where I gave 22 years in the 100th Training Division. I am married to Susi Brooks Lawson; we have 5 children, and 10 grandchildren. Susi was born and raised in Burnside. We love our town and our citizens. I have a vision for Burnside, which include, a walking trail along the lake, a museum, new sidewalks, improving the water and sewer, attracting new business and industry, and attract new residents. Most of all, I want you to enjoy your stay in Burnside! Maybe you could be the newest citizen or business owner in our city. Please check out the many places to stay, eat, and be entertained during your stay. There is so must 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.

“Together we move forward.”

Robert H. Lawson

Mayor of Burnside

Meet Your City Council

Robert H. Lawson


Crissa Morris

City Clerk

Randy Berry

Carol Griffin

Mike Lynn

Dwayne Sellers

Brandon Becker

Terry Vanover