Councilmember, James B. Butler

James B. Butler, Councilmember


520 Meadowwood Dr. Burlington, NC 27215
P: (336) 524-8291
E-mail: jbutler@ci.burlington.nc.us
 
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Mr. Butler was most recently sworn in to the City Council on December 5, 2017. Born in Burlington and actively involved in the community for over 25 years, Mr. Butler plans to focus on issues related to City growth, quality of life, and fiscal responsibility. 

Councilmember Butler is currently the General Manager of Modern Toyota/Scion.  A 1983 graduate of Eastern Guilford High School, Mr. Butler attended both A&T State University and the University of Alabama where he majored in marketing.  He is a graduate of GM-UAM and a graduate of Bank Directors College sponsored by the North Carolina Commissioner of Banks at the Kenan Flagler School of Business UNC-Chapel Hill. Butler is a 1991 graduate of the Chamber of Commerce sponsored “Leadership Alamance” program.  Additionally he previously served as Chairman of the Congressional Action Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of the Burlington Traffic Commission, Chairman of Alamance County Transportation Committee, and was an organizing founder and board member of VantageSouth Bank.  The Councilmember is married to Kim Butler and they have three children.  He actively participates in several charitable organizations including:
- Alamance Business Club (former president and Board Member)
- Alamance Citizens for Education (trustee)
- Boy Scouts of America Old North State Council (Executive Board Member) (Troop 17 Dad)
- Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce (former Congressional Action Chair)
- United Way of Alamance County (2006 Campaign Chair) (2007 Board Chair)
- Salvation Army (Advisory Committee)
- Leadership Alamance (1991 Graduate)

"I believe as Burlington transitions from a small town into a thriving city between 2 metropolitan areas open communication with our citizens will be extremely important.  Citizen involvement is the key to an active and open government for all taxpayers." - Butler