Ruben Burney, Sr.

Ruben Burney, Sr.

Community Representative 

NPU-X Chairperson

Ruben Burney, Sr. is an independent health and life insurance agent. Aflac has been his flagship since 2016.  Ruben has thirty years of professional urban planning and government grant administration experience.  He was also a survey research consultant for State of Georgia for several years.   His education includes studies at the University of Georgia and a BA from Paine College.   He earned a Master’s in sociology from Michigan State University and a Master’s in City Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has also completed studies at Atlanta Metropolitan College for a Certificate in Religious Studies.

Ruben is a member of Neighborhood Planning Unit-X and has served several terms as its Chair and Vice-Chair.  Ruben is an original member of both the Lakewood Amphitheatre Community Finance Committee (former chair) and the Lakewood Amphitheater Oversight Committee (current chair).  He is the founder and current chair of the Perkerson Civic Association.  Over the years he has served on the board of directors for several community organizations. He is a recipient of the John C. Birdine Award for Community Service, which is South Atlanta’s highest honor for community service.

Ruben enjoys doing community service.  He is active in his church’s food bank where he serves “the least of these”. He is an avid music lover who enjoys many diverse genres. When time permits, he likes gardening. He also loves antique cars.