The Burley City Council is comprised of six individuals elected at large and each serve a four year term. The regular City Council meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m.. City Council meetings are held at Burley City Hall, 1401 Overland Avenue, Burley, Idaho. The City Council meetings are streamed live over the internet at livestream.com/burleyidaho.
Current City Council members are:
- Randy Hawkins
- Casey Andersen
- John Craner, Council President
- Jon Anderson
- Russ Mallory
- Bryce Morgan
Council Members Biographies
Randy Hawkins is a native of Horseshoe Bend, ID and a graduate of Emmett High School, the University of Idaho and the Pacific Coast Banking School. Hawkins began his 38 year banking career in Boise with subsequent assignments in Nampa, Idaho Falls, Challis and Pocatello Prior to coming to Burley in 1989. Active in the community, he is a past president of the Burley Rotary Club and the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce (recognized as 1994 “Member of the Year” for service to the chamber and its trade area.) He also previously served as a director of Golden Heritage Senior Center and is a past chairman of the Idaho Bankers Association Agricultural Committee. An Avid golfer, Hawkins is also a past president of the Burley Municipal Golf Course Men’s Association. He was one of the founding directors and is currently the Vice President of the Cassia County Education Foundation. Randy and his wife, Kathleen, have one daughter and one grandson. Hawkins is the current President of the Council and serves on its Public Works, Public Safety and Recreation Committees.
Casey Andersen was born in Burley in 1955 and lived in Declo until the tender age of 3. His family moved to Murtaugh where he attended all 12 years of school, after graduating from high school, Andersen entered the auto mechanics school at CSI. After graduating from CSI he went to work for Fronk Motor Company in 1974 and married his wife Pam in 1975. The Andersen’s bought a house on Burton Avenue in 1976. Fronk Motor closed in 1978 and Casey worked for a short time for Larson Chevrolet in Rupert. February of 1979 Andersen started his own business repairing all types of vehicles and doing auto restoration almost exclusively for the past 15 years. He was a member of the Gem team, which finally got the City of Burley certified as a Gem Community. Andersen was chairman of the BAAT team for a year and served on Burley P&Z for a couple of years before running successfully for the Burley City Council. He has served as President of the council for 2 years and just started his second term on the council.
John Craner was elected to the City Council in November 2011. Craner has been in banking for 35 years and is currently the Regional Service and Sales Manager for the Eastern Idaho Region of Zions Bank. He and his young family moved to Burley in 1987 and became active in the local community serving on many committees and boards of various community service organizations. John is active in his church dealing primarily with the youth programs. Craner enjoys travel, the arts and participating with the local community theatre groups when possible. He is past President and active member of the Burley Lions Club. John and his wife Debi have 3 children and 10 grandchildren.
Russ Mallory is a Burley native and graduated from Burley High School, where he was a two year starter in both football and basketball, doing everything having to do with sports. After a two year stint of in the US Army, serving a year in the states and a year in Vietnam, he attended both CSI and Idaho State University. Russ spent over thirty years locally as a field man/crop advisor with Cenex and Simplot Grower Solutions, retiring in December 2010. Russ has been married for almost thirty years to his wife Denise and has five children and eight grandchildren. Denise would tell you that if an activity doesn’t involve food, a ball of some kind, (these days usually small and white), politics or grandchildren, you might have to pry Mallory off the couch. Russ has been a member of the City Council since 2012.
Bryce Morgan was born and raised in Burley by Lynn and Lorraine Morgan. Bryce loves living in Burley so much that he is raising his family here. Morgan is committed to helping Burley continue to be a great place to raise a family. Morgan and his wife have four children. Morgan has a vested interest in Burley to ensure that his children are safe and have opportunities to learn and develop. Bryce has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Morgan has worked the last 10 years in the transportation industry for Handy Truck Line.
Jon Anderson has served the City of Burley for many years. Jon served on the City Planning and Zoning Commission, has previously served as Mayor of the City of Burley (2002-2010) and on the Burley City Council (2000-2002) and is currently in his second term on the City Council.