Edward Burke (ex officio)
Edward Burke is the Staten Island Deputy Borough President, appointed by Borough President James S. Oddo who began his term of office in January, 2014. Mr. Burke has served in government on Staten Island for 29 years.
As Deputy Borough President, Mr. Burke works closely with the Borough President and his staff on public policy, community issues and special projects for the office.
Mr. Burke plays a role in a wide array of issues for the Borough President, including parks and recreation, cultural attractions, youth and quality of life issues.
Mr. Burke also specializes in promoting Staten Island’s special places, advancing the Island’s motto as a “The Borough of Parks.” He produced the Borough’s first official Attractions Magazine and several tourism videos and local cable programs highlighting Staten Island’s cultural and natural wonders.
In 2009, Mr. Burke served on the New York City Board of Education as the Staten Island representative when the Board was briefly reconstituted by the Mayor. Mr. Burke was named the Staten Island Deputy Borough President by Borough President James P. Molinaro in November of 2006. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Burke had served as Executive Assistant to the Borough President since 1996.
He served on the board of United Activities Unlimited from 1989-1996, and was recognized with their Petrides Humanitarian Award in 2008. He also served on the board of trustees for the Staten Island Zoological Society from 1991-2002. He has been honored by the St. George Theatre, the Greenbelt Conservancy, the Salvation Army, the Boy Scouts and Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center among others.
During the administration of former Borough President Guy V. Molinari from 1990 to 2001, Mr. Burke served as Communications Director and Executive Assistant.
From 1985-1989, he served as Press Secretary for then-Congressman Guy V. Molinari.
From 1981-1985, Mr. Burke served in the Community Relations Department at the former St. Vincent’s Medical Center in West Brighton.
Mr. Burke earned his undergraduate degree in English from Wagner College in 1980 and his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Baruch College in 1997. Burke, 56, is a resident of Castleton Corners.