Tony Burriss

Tony is excited to be back in city government after a four year absence. Trenton is his home and holds a special place in his heart. His goal is to help evolve Trenton into a place people will want to live, work and raise their families. He is grateful to the citizens of Trenton for allowing him the opportunity to serve them again.

Tony was born and attended school in Morrow, Ohio, just outside of Cincinnati. After high school he attended the University of Tennessee at Martin and majored in Music Education. He and his family have lived in Trenton for the past 39 years and have learned to love this special place.

He taught Band and Music for 30 years in the Decatur County School District, GibsonCounty Special School District, and the Trenton Special School District. He retired in 2007 and was selected as a member the West Tennessee Band Directors Hall of Fame in 2008.

Tony was Mayor of Trenton for 8 years from 2007 to 2015 and retired in order to focus on his love of performing music which he still does. He is the choir director for the First Presbyterian Church in Trenton and also serves as an Elder.

He serves on several boards in Trenton including the City of Trenton Planning Commission, the Gibson County Lake Board, the Trenton Teapot Committee and the Harlan Morris Retirement Home Board. He is also involved in community activities.

Tony and his wife Kathi have been married for 43 years and have two children; Emily Brown and the late Ryan Burriss. They have also been blessed with 4 wonderful grandchildren.