Larry D. Burks, MPA, CED, ICMA-CM
was appointed to the Board in January 2021 to represent businesses that own petroleum underground storage tanks. Since 2017, Mr. Burks has been the Administrator of West Chester Township, a community of approximately 64,000 residents and 3,600 businesses located between Cincinnati and Dayton. As administrator, he oversees daily operations of the stateís largest township with an operational budget of more than $40 million and a staff of over 300 people.

Mr. Burks earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies - Geography and Planning and a Masterís Degree in Public Administration - Public Management, both from the University of Nebraska Omaha. He is a credentialed manager through the International City/County Managers Association and holds a professional certificate in Economic Development from NeighborWorks America. Burks has nearly 20 years of public service and his specific areas of expertise include conflict resolution, financial condition analysis, green technology, brownfields, and strategic planning.