Kathee Burke-Gonzalez

 
Town Board
Title: Councilwoman
Phone: 631-324-3187
Kathee Burke-Gonzalez 7831


Kathee Burke-Gonzalez

Having first been elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2017, Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez has had the honor and privilege of serving the people of East Hampton. Prior to her service on the Town Board, Kathee served for nine years on the Springs School Board, the last two as its president. She is a graduate of Siena College with a BS in Marketing and Management and had a career in advertising for more than 30 years prior to her public service.

It has always been Kathee's assertion that the Town's budget is an "accounting" of the community's priorities. Or put another way, a reflection of what the community values.

With the community’s support, she will continue to make protecting our pure drinking water, promoting clean, renewable energy, providing affordable housing opportunities, balancing the town budget, and addressing the pressing needs of our children, our seniors and our hard-working families, top priorities.




Liaison Assignments
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Town Clerk
  • Board Of Ethics
  • Licensing Review Board

Hamlet Assignment  
  • Springs Citizens Advisory Committee

Committee Assignments
  • Adolescent Mental Health & Substance Use Task Force
  • Disabilities Advisory Board
  • Little League Ball Fields Relocation Committee
  • Montauk Playhouse Board of Managers
  • Police Reform & Reinvention Committee
  • Senior Center Building Committee
  • Springs Park Committee
  • Volunteer Ocean Rescue

  • YMCA Board of Managers

Internal Committee Assignments
  • Special Events & Film Permitting Committee

Special Project
  • Co-Host of "Honest Conversations" on LTV

Accomplishments
Responsible Government
  • Restored civility, respect and transparency to town government
  • Reduced debt, increased surplus and upgraded town's credit rating to Aaa
  • Ensured that the Airport could be financially self-sustaining
  • Increased communication and coordination between town departments
  • Initiated a professional Business and Hamlet Study

Clean Environment
  • Acquired 300+ acres of land with CPF including parcels targeted to protect ground and surface waters in Springs and Montauk
  • Purchased iconic farmland in Amagansett and Wainscott with CPF Funds
  • Adopted a wastewater management plan
  • Earned the designation as a climate smart community
  • Began planning for coastal resiliency

Community Character
  • Supported three affordable housing projects
  • Increased handicap accessibility for town beaches and parks
  • Collaborated with the Trustees to assure public access to our beaches
  • Implemented Rental Registry program to protect our neighborhoods
  • Committed to restore Second House Museum, Duck Creek Farm and Brooks Park
  • Signed long term leases for EECO Farm, Amagansett Lifesaving Station, East Hampton Historical Farm Museum and Montauk Playhouse





 

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