Councilwoman Gwen Burton


Councilwoman Gwen Burton
Gwen C. Burton – Council District 2
Councilwoman Burton was the first African-American woman elected to City Council in 1983. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science at N.C. A&T State University in Greensboro before attending law school at N.C. Central University in Durham.

She moved to Wilson in 1975 where she taught school and volunteered at the Wilson OIC (Opportunity Industrialization Commission), a local non-profit group.

She interned with Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm of New York and for Judge Henry Frye, former Chief Justice of the N.C. Supreme Court.

Mailing Address:
OIC of Wilson
801 North Reid Street
Wilson, NC 27893

Home Address:
805 W. Kenan Street
Wilson, NC 27893

Office Phone: 252-291-0038

Office Fax: 252-265-4803

Home Phone: 252-291-5984

gwen.burton@gmail.com