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Bob Burns -- Subdistrict 3

Bob Burns  

Bob Burns of Affton was appointed by the St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees for an interim position as the Subdistrict 3 representative on the board in December 2011.

“As the fiduciary representatives of any community, board members are responsible for watching over
the resources provided to educate our students, and to use those resources in the best way possible. I take that responsibility very seriously,” Burns said.

Burns was elected to four three-year terms on the Affton School District Board of Education between 1984 and 1996; he served as board president twice. Burns also was elected to the City of St. George Board of Aldermen between 1982 and 1984. His public service resume also includes three years on the staff of U.S. Rep. Richard Gephardt, and three years on the staff of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill. He also was appointed chair of the Sixth County Council District Community Area Study with the St. Louis County Planning Commission.

Burns worked for 33 years in the brewery industry, retiring in December 2006 from Grey Eagle Distributors Inc. He also worked for three years each at Placke Chevrolet in St. Louis and Pepsi-Cola of St. Louis.

A graduate of Affton High School, Burns was inducted into the district’s Hall of Fame in 2010. He also is involved with church, youth sports and other community activities. Burns and his wife Dianne have been married for 45 years and have two grown sons. All three also are Affton graduates.