Northeast Ward: Barbara Hanes Burke

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Barbara Hanes Burke

Democrat, Northeast Ward
101 N. Main Street 
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 
Phone: 336-771-5172 (Work)

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About Council Member Barbara Hanes Burke

Message from Your Council Member

It is my highest honor to serve as the representative for the people of my beloved Northeast Ward and the City of Winston-Salem.  As your Council Member, I will serve with passion, care, attention and integrity.  I invite you to contribute your ideas for the betterment of our community and be assured we will uplift it by working together.

Professional Experience

  • Former Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools Administrator and Teacher
  • Former Winston Salem State University Adjunct Instructor
  • Former Forsyth Technical Community College Adjunct Instructor

Community Service

  • Board Member - Diversity Woman Media
  • Board Member - NC State Employees Credit Union
  • Former Board Member and Vice Chair of the WSFCS Board of Education
  • Member - Black Political Awareness League
  • Member - NAACP
  • Member - Minister's Conference and Vicinity
  • Co-Chair - Minister's Conference and Vicinity's Education Committee
  • Member - Forsyth County School Justice Partnership Committee
  • Founder - NEXT Step College and Career Connections
  • Member - Public Safety Committee
  • Vice-Chair - Public Works Committee


  • Native of Winston-Salem
  • Married to Senior Resident Superior Court Judge L. Todd Burke. Together, they have four adult children.


  • Reading
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Fitness exercise
  • Traveling
  • Spending time with family and friends