Meet Jill Burgin 2

Wife, Mom, Baker, Public Servant. Those all-encompassing titles represent the pillars of Jill Burgin’s life. Your Vice Mayor and the first “Real Wife” 
of Brentwood Lifestyle.

BL

Who and what lives in your house?

JB

My husband Tim and I, plus our youngest son Owen, a sixth-grader at Brentwood Middle. Our two older sons, twins Henry and Mason, are college freshmen. We have a Mastiff named Lucy and a French bulldog named Piglet.

BL

Do you work outside the home?

JB

Yes. I serve as the Vice Mayor in the City of Brentwood.

BL

Where are you from?

JB

I was born and raised in Memphis, but moved here in 1991 when I married my husband, who grew up here.

BL

What’s on the floor of your car 
right now?

JB

An empty Powerade bottle from my son’s carpool to basketball practice.

BL

What is your guilty-food pleasure?

JB

Reduced-fat Jif peanut butter.

BL

What is the title of the last book 
you read?

JB

I haven’t read any fiction in a long time. Last book I read was Visioneering by Andy Stanley.

BL

What is the best thing about living 
in Brentwood?

JB

The area’s natural beauty and the people. The residents truly care about their community.

BL

What shows do you DVR?

JB

Downton Abbey. Genealogy shows Finding Your Roots and Who Do You Think You Are? Keeping Up With the Kardashians  (my guilty TV pleasure) and The Middle

BL

What is your favorite cocktail?

JB

I only drink red wine.

BL

What is your favorite sports team?

JB

University of Tennessee Volunteers

BL

Where did you attend college and 
did you earn a degree?

JB

I attended UTK for three years, then transferred to the University of Memphis, where I earned a B.A in journalism. I also have an M.Ed. from Vanderbilt.

BL

Tell us something about yourself 
that others may not know?

JB

The summer after my freshman year in college, I worked on the crew of my grandfather’s concrete crew, running errands to buy supplies and helping him build forms, scraping the chute during the pour and smoothing the concrete afterward as he built curbs and sidewalks for an office park in Germantown. There was a heat wave in Memphis that summer, but it was a great way to get to know my grandfather even better.