A native resident of Dinwiddie County and graduate of Dinwiddie’s school system, Ms. Burton is the assistant to the executive director at Crater Planning District Commission. Among her responsibilities at the planning district, Ms. Burton serves as the tourism director for Petersburg Area Regional Tourism Corp.; acts as a liaison to 11 member governments regarding state legislative issues related to local government; and, supports the development of the annual Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for the Crater Planning District.


Assistant to the executive director at Crater Planning District Commission


BS in government, Longwood College (now Longwood University) (1976)

Activities, Associations and Volunteer Work

  • Member, executive committee; chair of presidential search committee; and vice-rector, Longwood College Board of Visitors (1984-1995)
  • Board member, Battersea Foundation (2013-present)
  • Board member, Longwood College Foundation (1995-1998)
  • Former President, Historic Petersburg Foundation
  • Member, Dinwiddie County Tourism Advisory Board (2015-present)
  • Member, Christ & Grace Episcopal Church; have served 3-year term on the vestry and chaired the stewardship committee; chair of the rector search committee; currently serves on the altar guild and the outreach committee
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Martha A. Burton