Michael Burke is a lifelong Kansas City resident and the director and CEO of Michael Burke, LLC law firm in Kansas City.
Mr. Burke served as Chair of the Mayor’s Task Force for the Arts, which drafted “KCMO Arts Convergence—Becoming a 21st Century Cultural Center”. The report led to the creation of the Office of Culture and Creative Services as well as the Kansas City Film Office.
Mr. Burke is active in the Kansas City technology community. He helped to found KC Digital Drive, a program to implement strategies for the growth of Kansas City as a leading technology center. Mr. Burke chaired the Launch KC Initiative, served as a member of the Missouri IT Council and on the Advisory Committee to the Digital Sandbox. Government Technology Magazine named Mr. Burke as one of the top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers for 2014.
Mr. Burke has also served in a variety of capacities on behalf of the City of Kansas City, Missouri including: First District City Councilman, Chair of the Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC), Chair of the All America City Committee, Chair of the Kansas City Riverfest, Board of Directors of the Convention and Visitors Association, and Chair of the Kansas City Port Authority.
Mr. Burke currently serves on the board of the Missouri Arts Council, the Advocacy Committee of Arts KC, the Board of KC Digital Sandbox, the Board of the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast and the Board of Directors of the KC Georgetown Alumni.