Adrienne Burke

Executive Director

Adrienne couldn’t be happier to be working for RAP and enjoying her passion – history and historic preservation. Prior to joining RAP, she channeled her inner Leslie Knope and worked as a local government employee for eight years with the City of Fernandina Beach’s Community Development Department as the Community Development Director, coordinating Building, Planning, and Code Enforcement, and prior to that as Senior Planner. Her work also involved managing the City’s historic preservation program and developing natural resource policies, as well as overall land development code and comprehensive plan compliance. Adrienne has lived in Florida since 2004, and is technically a double Gator with a master’s degree in historic preservation/urban planning and a law degree from the University of Florida. But in her heart, she’s a Hoo, hailing from Virginia and a proud graduate of the University of Virginia. She is a member of the Florida Bar, on the Board of Trustees for the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and the Advisory Board for the Florida Public Archaeology Network. As a history buff, Adrienne loves genealogy and is systematically convincing family members to get their DNA tests done. Adrienne’s family history is Irish, English, Belgian and Eastern European – though the DNA test throws in a good mix of South Europe (Italy/Greece) that the family can’t figure out from the family tree. She can be reached at