Monica Burton
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives


Monica Burton has 15 years of strategy development, staff management, operational oversight, political advocacy and fundraising experience in Colorado’s government, nonprofit and corporate sectors.

After building a successful career with non-profits in the behavioral health space, Monica got into politics and policy by accident after a friend convinced her to run for a seat on the Aurora Public Schools Board of Education in 2015. There, she saw just how big of an impact politics – especially local politics – can have on families and communities.

She joined 76 Group in 2019, bringing her unique mix of skills in relationship stewardship, business development, strategic planning, project management, major event planning, committee management, board of director engagement and volunteer management. 

She likens her industry agnostic role at 76 Group to one of herding cats, (albeit very smart cats), to ensure client goals are met.

On the Aurora school board, she worked to provide leadership, establish policies and ensure financial sustainability for the school district. She was also instrumental in the passage of a bond election in 2016 and mill levy override in 2018.

Although she left the school board in 2019, she continues to serve on the Board of Directors for the Aurora Public Schools Foundation., which focuses primarily on funding and piloting innovative college and career readiness programming and partnerships.

Monica lives in Aurora with her husband, Dave, her two teenage daughters and two teen stepsons. Most of her free time is spent at high school sporting events, which Monica loves as long as there is a good cup of coffee in her hand.

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