Okeechobee County and the City of Okeechobee have issued a county-wide burn ban effective immediately until further notice.  This burn ban prohibits burning of yard trash, and other types of fires such as campfires, bonfires, and burn barrels. For more information contact Okeechobee County Fire Rescue at 863-763-5544 or Okeechobee City Fire Department at 863-467-1586.

District 4 - Terry W. Burroughs

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Chairman, Board of County Commission


Terry W. Burroughs was elected to the Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners in November 2014, where he is currently serving as Chairman to
the Board.  Commissioner Burroughs has completed the Florida Association of Counties Commissioner Certification Program and is enrolled in the Advanced Certification Program. 

Commissioner Burroughs is a retired Telecommunications Executive with over 32 years in the industry.  He is married to his wife, Maureen of 25 years and has three children and six grandchildren.

Commissioner Burroughs represents Okeechobee County on the following Boards and Committees:

  • Children's Services Council
  • Florida Heartland Economic Region of Opportunity (FHERO)
  • Heartland Regional Transportation
  • Small County Coalition
  • Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County

       In addition, he  is the Chairman of Board of Trustees of HCA Raulerson Hospital, and President of the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee. He continues to serves on other various boards throughout the community.

     You may contact Commissioner Burroughs at the Okeechobee County Commission Office at 863-763-6441 or you may email Commissioner Burroughs.