William (Will) L. Lewis, Jr. was elected to a second consecutive four-year term as Mayor to his native city of Havelock, North Carolina in 2017, after serving eight years as a City Commissioner. Under his leadership, the city has prioritized a responsive city government that focuses on strategic planning and responsible resource allocation.
Mayor Lewis has built and operated several successful local businesses since graduating with a B.A. in History from North Carolina State University in December of 2000. His current focus is on strengthening Havelock’s regional position and preparing the city for a robust future.
In his capacity as an elected official for the City of Havelock, Mayor Lewis has served in a multitude of roles, including: the Havelock Historical Preservation Society, the Recreation Advisory Board, the Havelock-Craven County Library Board, the Solid Waste Ad Hoc Committee, the Appearance Commission, the Greenway Advisory Committee, the Planning Board, the Havelock Youth Advisory Committee, and the Craven-Pamlico-Jones County Transportation Committee. In addition to these various and changing municipal appointments, Mayor Lewis currently serves as a member of the North Carolina Military Affairs Commission, a Board of Directors member of the Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation and President of Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow.
Will and his wife, Reine are the proud parents of twin daughters, Marina and Penelope.