Burnett chosen by mayor as new member of parks board

Josh Burnett has been appointed as the newest member of the Columbus Parks and Recreation Board.

Mayor Jim Lienhoop appointed Burnett to the role after the resignation of John McCormick earlier this month. McCormick is now serving on the newly reconstituted Otter Creek Management Corporation Board.

Burnett works as communications coordinator for Bartholomew Consolidated Schools and grew up here in Columbus. The tennis courts at Donner park are named after his grandfather, Robert B. Burnett and Josh Burnett coaches parks and rec baseball.

Burnett ran for Columbus City Council at-large last fall as a Republican, but lost to Democrats Tom Dell and Grace Kestler.