NOTICE:  SFWMD has advised that with Lake Okeechobee levels now at 12.5 feet, all five navigation locks on the north shore are returning to normal operations. These locks will be open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. beginning on Saturday, July 15, 2017. 

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.