Tonya Burke — Councilmember
TBurke@cityofperris.org

Fast Facts

  • Elected: Elected Council 2014
  • Term Expires: November 2018
  • Employment: Vocational counselor
  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, UC Santa Cruz;
    • Master’s Degree in clinical psychology, Pepperdine University;
    • currently working on PhD in organizational psychology from Walden University. Her dissertation research focuses on cyberbullying within the workplace. 
  • Family: Married to Jason Burke; three children (Devon 20, Brianna 17, and Jaylyn 12).
  • Hobbies: Zumba; reading; member of Cross Word Christian Church
  • Committee Appointments

    • Riverside Transit Agency
    • Western Riverside Council of Governments (alternate)
    • Riverside County Habitat Conservation Authority (alternate)
    • Riverside County Library System Zone Advisory Board
  • City Committee Appointments

    • Ways & Means
    • Ad Hoc School District Liaison
    • Economic Development Ad Hoc
  • Professional Activities

    • Founder, United Employees of the State of California, an association of state employees and managers
    • Founder, Operation Well and Fit Cities
    • President, Run Women Run Inland Empire Chapter, an organization that encourages and recruits women to seek public office