Princeton Electric Plant Board Superintendent takes on new role in the community

Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (FAKH) announced a new Board of Directors appointment. Chris Burton of Caldwell County will serve on the organization’s Board of Directors for the next six years, helping to advance FAKH’s vision of providing equitable access to nutritious food so that no one in the region will go hungry.

Burton grew up in Dixon, Kentucky and is a 1998 graduate of Webster County High School. He began his career as an electrical contractor in 1999 and later attended Bismarck State University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Energy Management. Burton has worked for the Princeton Electric Plant Board for 18 years and is now the Operations Superintendent.

“I feel it is my life’s calling to serve others for the betterment of my community and with this new role I will be able to help my neighbors in a greater capacity,” Burton said. 

Burton currently serves his community through his participation on the Industrial Development Authority representing the city of Princeton Planning and Zoning Commission, as a Rotarian and through his service on the Build a Bed Committee. Burton’s commitment to community extends to his work as a Kentucky Colonel, as the coordinator for Kentucky State Mutual Aid and through his volunteer efforts with the Catholic Charities and the Diocese of Owensboro in the aftermath of the December 2021 tornadoes. 

“We are thrilled to have another board member from western Kentucky to represent that region of our service area,” said Jamie Sizemore, FAKH executive director. “Chris is a very compassionate person who is heavily involved and understands the needs of his community. His knowledge will help FAKH better serve our neighbors facing hunger.” 





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