Emma Burke

Emma Burke

Lake Oswego City Council, OR

Emma is like many residents who bring their families to Lake Oswego for our public schools. After serving in leadership roles within her kids’ local elementary school, Emma adamantly believes our City needs Council Members who represent the families from our public school community. Since 2018, Emma has served on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee to the Lake Oswego School Board where she was elected Chair of the Community Engagement Sub-Committee and worked on the Policy Sub-Committee to help create the LOSD Equity Policy, which the School Board adopted last June. She has also served on the City Council’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force since its formation. The DEI Task Force is charged with creating recommendations to the Mayor and City Council regarding: 1. municipal hiring practices to increase diverse applicants, and 2. to help encourage diversity in applicants for the City’s Boards and Commissions vacancies. Emma also volunteers with two non-profits on the Board of Directors for Clackamas Women’s Services and the League of Women Voters of Clackamas County.

Emma owns a local small business and has served as a Tri-Chair for Leadership Lake Oswego with the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of her local AAUW chapter and the local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter. Fighting for our Democracy is in her DNA! Emma is very familiar with many areas of our community and is a collaborative leader who looks forward to strengthening relationships to bring positive change for future generations.