Candidate Bio: Tim Burgess

Candidate for Fruitport School Board

Tim Burgess-pictureTim Burgess and his wife Tracy have been residents of Fruitport Township for fifteen years.  Their daughters have attending schools in the district throughout their academic careers, spanning fourteen years:  Maggie is a freshman at Ferris State University, Erika is a freshman at Fruitport High School, and Jackie is a second grader at Beach Elementary.  Tim has been an active member of the community for many years, coaching Teeball and pony tail softball, sitting on several non-profit boards, and participating in many fundraising events.  He is a member of Sts. Patrick and Anthony Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Tim is a proud graduate of Michigan State University (B.A. Social Science, 1993).  He has Land Bank Director for the County of Muskegon for the last six years and has worked for over a decade further in community development roles.  Intimate knowledge of real estate, housing stock, and intergovernmental relationships are a few of the key skills Tim would bring to the Board.

Tim’s goals for the Board would be fostering a sense of unity and common purpose among all affiliated with FCS, retention of students and teachers within the entire district, and planning for the future of facilities amid the potential for tremendous growth we find in our district.  Tim believes we face a critical point within our district, with impending development providing an opportunity to reach a level of success unimaginable only a few years ago.