Community Involvement

“Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life.  It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient.  It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.”
– Dorothy Height
 Matthew Burr and the affiliates of Burr Consulting LLC. pride ourselves on the positive impacts we make in the community. Businesses, both non-profit and for-profit, around the area benefit greatly from the community outreach we are all able to provide.  Get involved in your community and see what great things you can do!  Individuals interested in getting involved with any of our community outreach organizations, or those wishing to learn more should reach out to Matt by email here.


Institute of Human Services

Website.pngInstitute of Human Services, Recharge Annual Conference: “The Essence of Leadership: Accountability and Decision Making,” March 2019.


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  • Ithaca College, “My HR Journey,” IC Professional Development Series, February 2019.

 Ithaca College Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs

  • Ithaca College, “Ethics in People Management and Decision Making,” IC Student Leadership Conference, December 2018.

LAH Blue
Community Sponsor & Volunteer, Southern Tier, NY  
January 2017-July 2017
Providing local students in grades 6-12 with professional development skills focusing on creative problem solving, reflection, and metacognition.


New York State Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), April 2019-Current

District Director, Southwest April 2019-Current

SHRM of Tompkins County (Ithaca), HR Association of the Twin Tiers (Corning, Elmira,) Southern Tier Association of HR (Binghamton)

Boy Scouts of America Elmira,NY, July 2018-Current

Merit Badge Counselor (American Business, American Labor, Salesmanship, American Heritage, Entrepreneurship, Law, Personal Management, Public Speaking and Reading.

Workforce Readiness, Southern Tier, NY, October 2016-Current

Mock Interview Volunteer, Career Service Volunteer

Community Dispute Resolution Center (CRDC), Elmira,NY

June 2016- Current

Board of Directors June 2016
Current Finance Subcommittee Member, June 2016- Current

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Elmira College Ambassador for Spencer Van-Etten High School, NY 

January 2015- Current  

Liaison between Elmira College and Spencer Van-Etten High School for any interested applicants.


 Human Resource Association of the Twin Tiers (HRATT) Elmira, NY


Chapter President, January 2018 – Current

Chapter President-Elect, January 2016 – December 2017

Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations, October 2014 – December 2015




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University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations Mentor Program Champaign, IL

June 2014- Current

LER Graduate Student Mentor

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Past Community Involvement

2013 Delta County High School Career Fair Planning Committee Escanaba, MI, November 2012-October 2013

  • Planning Committee Board Member, November 2012-October 2013
  • Successfully planned and participated in 2013 Industrial Trades Career Fair for local high school students

Delta County Economic Development Alliance Escanaba, MI, March 2012-March 2014

  • Board of Directors Member, March 2012-March 2014
  • Operations and Personnel Subcommittee Member, July 2012-March 2014
  • Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG Escanaba High School) Mock Interviewer, April 2012 and May 2013
  • Operation Vet Connection Career Fair and Mock Interviewer, November 2012 & November 2013

Upper Peninsula Labor Management Council Escanaba, MI

  • High School Collective Bargaining Coach: April 2012, November 2012, April 2013 and November 2013

University of Illinois Career Center Mock Interviewer Volunteer Champaign, IL, August 2010-December 2011

Student Society for Human Resource Management (SSHRM) Champaign, IL, August 2010-December 2011

  • Vice-President of External Relations, August 2010- September 2011

Human Resource Association of the Twin Tiers (HRATT) Elmira, NY, July 2008- December 2010

  • Board Member- Public Relations and Marketing Chair, January 2009- August 2010