Council Place 4
Councilmember, Place 4
Aiken, 32, graduated from Burleson High School and accepted a full scholarship for debate at the University of Kentucky. He graduated with honors and a degree in political science. Aiken earned a law degree at Texas Tech University School of Law, then moved back to Burleson where he and childhood friend Matt Ribitzki opened a law firm and title company. In 2006, the law firm sold its title operations, so Aiken put his full-time focus on real estate.
This year Aiken was elected to his second term on the council. Before city council, Aiken was a Planning and Zoning Commission member for two years and has served as vice chairman. He currently serves as the chairman of the Governance and Stewardship Committee which is charged with increasing efficiency, transparency and customer service throughout the City organization. Aiken is also chairman of the Appointments and Council Policies Committee and a member of the Community Services Committee.
“I have a deep interest and passion for government,” Aiken said. “More and more, people want to move to Burleson because they can see the great things our City has to offer. Now is a crucial time to plan for the next wave of growth. Otherwise, our City could lose its history and character in the process."
The council member said he wants to continue to participate in reviewing and redrafting City policies to influence the quality of inevitable development, and, to participate in discussions involving vital transportation options.
“The City is projected to double in population within the next 20 years,” Aiken said. “I hope to encourage more citizens of Burleson to take an active role in determining what their City will become.”
Council member Aiken can be reached on his cell phone at 817-822-4829.