Aug 23, 2019
Lucy Burghdorf, Public Affairs & Communications
Hollywood Burbank Airport – Past Present and Future!

Lucy Burghdorf currently serves as the Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Hollywood Burbank Airport. She is the official spokesperson for the Airport and is responsible for communicating Airport messages to the media and public. She also contributes to the development of creative ideas to assist the Airport in reaching its strategic goals, promotes Airport relations with on-airport partners, local government officials, business and community constituencies, as well as planning and coordinating Airport utreach strategies. Lucy first joined the Airport staff in 1995, and has served as Community Relations Officer, Community Relations Manager, and Manager of Public Relations and Government Affairs. Lucy was instrumental in educating Burbank residents about Measure B, which Burbank voters approved in November 2016, allowing the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority to move forward and build a 14-gate replacement passenger terminal.

A lifelong Burbank resident, Lucy was educated in Burbank public schools and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from University of LaVerne. Very  active in her community, Lucy served as a commissioner on the City of Burbank’s Transportation Commission from May 2001 through July 2017, including serving as chairperson for two years. In July 2017, Lucy was appointed by the Burbank City Council to the Parks and Recreation Board and recently appointed as Chair. She also serves on the Verdugo Workforce Development Board, Burbank Business Partners Board, Burbank Adult School Community Advisory Committee, and the Burbank Hospitality Association, representing the Airport. In addition, Lucy is a board member on the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and Universal City North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Lastly, Lucy has been a member of the Burbank Noon Kiwanis since 2003.

In November 2008, Lucy was named Burbank’s Woman of the Year by The Zonta Club of Burbank, and in 2009, Lucy was presented with the Golden Achievement Award from the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley.