Saturday, December 4, 2021

There’s a New Face at the Senior Activity Center: Meet Andrew Burnett

It’s no secret that the Southlake Senior Activity Center is the premier recreation destination for seniors 55 and better, and that’s thanks to our world-class staff!

If you’ve visited the Senior Center lately, you may have noticed a new smiling face around, Recreation Specialist Andrew Burnett! Andrew is the newest addition to the Senior Center staff, but he’s no stranger to the Southlake Community Services Department. Andrew spent the summer as a Recreation Attendant II at Champions Club. While there, Andrew helped out with Camp Mania, mentoring kids, and creating life-long memories. He recently transitioned to the Senior Center and is ready to make his Marq there as well.

Andrew grew up in North Richland Hills and is a Public Relations student at UT Arlington. As a valued member of the Southlake family, he aspires to eventually work for the City’s Office of Marketing and Communications. For now, however, he is happy to be a part of the team that creates world-class experiences for our Seniors. One of his goals for this new position is to “leave a lasting impression on our seniors as they’ve left such a positive impression on me. They’ve given me ‘gold nuggets’ of advice and experience! I want to keep that connection I have with our seniors and bring them the most enjoyable environment they can experience.”

When asked what he loves about his job, Andrew stated that his favorite part of working at the Southlake Senior Activity Center is receiving smiles from seniors and staff. Those who know him know he’s all too happy to return the smiles as well! A man of many talents, Andrew’s hidden talents also include spinning a basketball on his finger and being able to sing the song, “Hey There Delilah” word for word!

“The City has been an amazing experience for me. Everyone I know has been so kind and helpful, and they treat me just like family. The staff and community have helped me become a better man!” Andrew Burnett.

Welcome to the Senior Center Team, Andrew! We are excited to see all the incredible things you will accomplish.