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Guri Burmi

for Morrisville Town Council 2017

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Guri's goal has always been to make life better, not only for himself, but also the people around him. He is a person who his friends and acquaintances  reach out to for advice, support, guidance and help. Community service is something that drives his ambition and he has been involved in doing so from his early days in school and college. 

Guri believes in listening to all sides before making an informed decision. He believes that ensuring safety of the residents in Morrisville and maintaining home values of Morrisville residents are a very important factor in every decision being made by the Town. Which is why he opposes the Crabtree Crossing Extension that could send freeway traffic to a residential neighborhood of Morrisville and having a greenway connection that will connect Crabtree Crossing to our Hatcher Creek Greenway system and Town Hall Drive would be the better and smarter choice. 

Guri is an active sportsperson and loves the outdoors. He enjoys watching Football and Cricket and actively plays Golf, Cricket, Soccer and Volleyball in his spare time to keep fit and dynamic. 

Guri moved to US from India in 2001 to build a better life for his family by following the American Dream. Since then he has worked hard to become a successful entrepreneur, husband, father and a respected member of the community.

The first thing you notice about Guri is his Turban that signifies his belief in "Sikh" religion which also coincides with all things American, i.e. doing good deeds, liberty, peace, prosperity and happiness for all. 

The American way of life as defined by William Herberg is:

"The American Way of life is individualistic, dynamic, and pragmatic. It affirms the supreme value and dignity of the individual; it stresses incessant activity on his part, for he is never to rest but is always to be striving to "get ahead"; it defines an ethic of self-reliance, merit, and character, and judges by achievement: "deeds, not creeds" are what count. The "American Way of Life" is humanitarian, "forward-looking", optimistic. Americans are easily the most generous and philanthropic people in the world, in terms of their ready and unstinting response to suffering anywhere on the globe."

....this is the mantra that Guri follows in his day to day life as well. 

Professional Experience

  • Masters Certificate in IT Service Management from Villanova University
  • Bachelors in Engineering from Bangalore University
  • Over 20 years of experience
  • Founder of 3 startups and local small business owner
    • Real Estate
    • Retail
    • Technology
  • Thought leader and visionary
  • Oracle Certified Database Admin
  • Speaker and Presenter at Oracle conferences
  • Worked for Wake County Public Schools System for over 8 years

Public Service

  • Vice President of community HOA since 2012
  • Paul Harris fellow and former member of Rotary Club of Raleigh
  • Founder and Former President of "Punjabi Unlimited", a socio-cultural organization
  • Been a youth soccer head coach
  • Community leader at Sikh temple
  • Former member of Architecture Review Board at Breckenridge HOA
  • Chairperson of Pool Committee at Providence Place HOA
  • Chairperson of Architecture Review Board at Providence Place HOA
  • Member of Morrisville Chamber of Commerce