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Kristerfer Burnett - District 8

100 Holliday Street
Room 553
​Baltimore, Maryland 21202


Councilmember's Bio:

Kristerfer Burnett, a lifelong Baltimorean, lives in Southwest Baltimore where he and his wife, Vanessa, are third-generation homeowners. He represents the 8th City Council District and represents over 40,000 amazing people across 27 of Baltimore’s most diverse neighborhoods.  


Kristerfer was elected to serve on the Baltimore City Council in 2016, and in his first term in office he was appointed to serve as the Chair of both City Council’s Health Committee and the Legislative Investigations Committee, as well as, the Vice-Chair of the Equity & Structure, Public Safety and Executive Appointments Committees. Additionally, he served as a member of the Housing and Urban Affairs Committee and Education and Youth Committee. 


Kristerfer is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Baltimore City Human Trafficking Collaborative.  Additionally, he also serves as a member on the National Board of Directors of Local Progress and as a member of Baltimore City Community Schools Taskforce, Baltimore City Rec and Parks “Rec2025” Advisory Committee, and Baltimore City HIV Planning Group and Commission. Kristerfer also serves on the non-profit Board of Directors for the Baltimore City Community Mediation Center, and Turnaround Inc. 


He was educated through both the Baltimore City and County public school systems. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in African American Studies with a concentration in Public Policy. He then earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. 


He truly believes that the most fulfilling aspects of his life have been giving back to those who need it, advocating for structural reforms to improve the lives of Baltimoreans, and empowering the residents of Baltimore to be changemakers we need to move our city forward!