Council Member Kathy Maness

Background Information


Mrs. Kathy Maness was elected to Lexington Town Council in 2004. She is currently the First Vice-President of the National League of Cities. In November of 2011, she became the first woman from South Carolina to be elected as President of Women in Municipal Government, a constituency group of the National League of Cities. 

Mrs. Maness has served on the Board of Directors of WIMG since 2006 and became the first woman from South Carolina to be WIMG President when she took the oath in November 2011. 

Mrs. Maness is the Executive Director of Palmetto State Teachers Association. She joined the staff of PSTA in 1993 as the Director of Association Activities and served as state President of PSTA while teaching 3rd grade at Erwin Elementary in Lancaster County.

Kathy Maness elected to National League of Cities First Vice-President

Mrs. Maness is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She also attended Winthrop University, where she completed coursework for certification in Education Administration.

She is married to Amiel Maness and has 3 children and one Grandaughter Olivia Katherine.

General Information


  • Entered Town Council: November 2004
  • Current Term Expires: November 2023