Dorothy Burton is Founder and President of Christians in Public Service, Inc. and is a former four-term City Council member for the City of Duncanville, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The first African-American elected to the Council, Dorothy was twice elected Mayor Pro Tem. She is a former member and former Chairman of the Dallas Central Appraisal District Board of Directors.
Dorothy was twice elected Board Chair by board peers and was the first African-American to serve as Chairman of the Board. She is the author of the book, “Why We Fall: How Not to Sabotage Your Career, Your Relationships – Your Life!” and is a conference speaker and workshop leader for various public sector and faith-based organizations across the country.
Dorothy is a former member of the National League of Cities Women in Municipal Government Board of Directors and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, earning a BA in Journalism and an MA in Urban Affairs. She earned an MA in Christian Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Graduate Teacher Diploma from the Evangelical Training Association.
Dorothy is a charter graduate of Dallas Blueprint for Leadership, a graduate of Leadership Southwest and the prestigious Leadership Texas. She and her husband of 30 years, Dr. Michael Burton, have one grown daughter, Jessica and reside in Duncanville, Texas.