Rory Burke

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Director of Special Projects and Planning, Town of Seymour


Rory Burke serves as Director of Special Projects & Planning in the Office of the First Selectman in Seymour. He graduated from Boston College in with a degree in History and Irish Studies.

Rory began his public service in the Peace Corps, serving as a Small Enterprise Development volunteer in Cabo Verde. He taught language and IT classes at a youth center in the city of Mindelo and wrote and executed a grant to connect an impoverished neighborhood to the city’s water grid.

He returned to his hometown of Seymour and began working in the Office of the First Selectman. There he has filled a variety of roles in the town including Human Resources Director and Interim Economic Development Director. His current role focuses on project management and strategic planning.

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