Sharon Springer has lived in Burbank for over 25 years. She grew up in an Air Force family with a father who had an amazing curiosity about the world. Her growing up years included time in Mississippi, Alaska, Libya, and Texas. As a college student she lived, worked and studied in Alabama, Spain and Ohio. She grew to love every place.
Sharon became actively involved in her neighborhood and the Burbank community over 11 years ago through a traffic calming project on her street. Her hillside street had a very dangerous speed problem with many accidents, two of them serious. She kept neighbors together for two years, through four City Council meetings, and four Traffic Commission meetings for the situation to improve. Sharon and 17 of her neighbors went to City Council on a Tuesday night and returned home Wednesday morning. They now have a safer residential street.
Beginning in 2009, Sharon was an original member of the Sustainable Burbank Commission. In 2015 she moved to the Burbank Water and Power Board and served as a liaison back to the Sustainable Burbank Commission until her election to city council. She’s on the Burbank Farmers Market Board and was recently appointed to the California Senior Legislator. She is a Certified Master Gardener with the University of California Cooperative Extension and is at the Burbank Farmers Market the first Saturday of every month with other Master Gardeners helping residents grow fruits and vegetables. She attends, supports and participates in other commissions, committees and councils in Burbank.
She worked her way through undergraduate school at the University of South Alabama and earned a B.S. in Geography. She was awarded an assistantship to Ohio State University wherein she received an MS Degree in City and Regional Planning. Instead of planning, she chose to work as a commercial real estate appraiser and earned the MAI designation. She later started her own business and developed and marketed 5 patents that she designed. She also worked in nonprofit administration helping set up programming in senior communities.
"You matter. I’ll encourage inclusiveness, and increased public engagement with an attitude of collaboration, creativity, cooperation and gratitude to move Burbank forward in a positive, and sustainable way."