The Highway Commission is an advisory board to the Highway Division, the Facilities Division, and the Environmental Protection Division. Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor to three-year terms.
James Burkush, Chairman
James Burkush is a lifelong Manchester resident graduating from Memorial High School. He was hired in 1977 as a Manchester firefighter, rising through the ranks retiring as Fire Chief after 39 years of service. Currently, Jim is the Fire Chief of the Hooksett Fire-Rescue Department. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Fire and Emergency Management from Granite State College. Jim also is a graduate of Leadership Greater Manchester and the National Fire Academy. Jim is a Director of Members First Credit Union, Member of the 100 Club of NH, and several State and National Associations. He and his wife Anne reside in Ward 9.
Trixie Dysart, Co-Chair
Trixie is currently the Development and Comunity Relations Coordinator for Intown Manchester. She has been with Intown for over 7 years, starting as office manager, and has now taken on the responsibilities of Marketing and Web content. Trixie is a board member for Manchester Young Professionals Network and lives in the North end of Manchester.
Kathleen Sullivan, Clerk
Kathleen Sullivan has lived in Manchester all her life, graduating from Memorial High School in 1972. She is a retired attorney and a former member of the Manchester Library Board of Trustees. She served as a member of the 1997 Manchester Charter Commission, and more recently as a member of the Manchester School District Charter Commission. In addition, she is the former chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party and a former member of the Democratic National Committee.