Mayor's Biography

Ed Burtner

Ed Burtner was elected mayor of Winchester in November 2006 and re-elected in 2010, 2014 and 2018. He served as Winchester’s City Manager from July 1981 until December 2005.


Mayor Burtner is originally from Virginia. He is married to Carolyn Burtner and has two sons. He has four grandchildren.


Mayor Burtner is the commandant of the Harold G. Epperson Medal of Honor, Detachment #1113, Marine Corps League. He is the past commandant for the Kentucky Department Marine Corps League. Mayor Burtner served in the United States Marine Corps from 1969 until 1971 and is a Vietnam Veteran.


Mayor Burtner holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee.