“The Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society is pleased to present County Clerk Ken Burke with a Presidential Achievement Award for his dedication and commitment to the citizens of this county not only as county clerk, but for his service to local charities, as board chair at St. Petersburg College, and government chairman at All Children’s Hospital,” said Dr. Kenneth E. Webster, executive director of PCOMS.
The award was presented to Burke during the organization’s annual “Legislative Night.”
“It is with much gratitude and humility that I accept this award from a society that does so much for Pinellas County,” Burke said.
Burke was first elected Pinellas clerk in 2004. He was re-elected without opposition in 2008, 2012 and again this year.
In June 2011, Burke was elected to serve as president of the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptrollers, a non-profit, statewide organization. The association is comprised of the Florida Clerks of the circuit court and comptrollers, and provides education and accreditation for clerks of the circuit court and comptrollers, information and technical assistance to local governments.
Burke was selected by his fellow clerks to the statewide Clerks of Court Operations Corp., which is the board created by the Legislature to approve the clerks’ court-related budget. Burke has also participated in the Florida Supreme Court’s “Access to Justice” program to improve access to the courts by pro se litigants, and served on a committee to review the Supreme Court’s judicial plan.