Dot's JocCole Burton appointed to city's Board of Examiners for building licenses

JocCole "JC" Burton

JocCole “JC” Burton of Dorchester has been named a member of the city of Boston’s Board of Examiners (BOE), a three-member panel appointed by the mayor that issues licenses to qualified builders.

Burton formerly served as the founder and chief executive officer of Maven Construction, a full service general contracting firm. She is the first African-American woman appointed to the board.  

“It is a great pleasure to appoint JocCole,” said Mayor Walsh.  Her “extensive knowledge of the trades and energy retrofit projects makes her a valuable addition to the board.”

Said Burton: “It is with great humility that I join BEC to create pathways for women and people of color in the construction industry. The contributions of people of color in the built environment dates back a few hundred years. I know that we can forge ahead, bringing everyone with us.”

Burton has won numerous industry awards, including the coveted Associated Builders & Contractors Eagle Award, White House Champion of Change, Clean Energy, Women’s Magazine Business of the Year, ABL.

Non-Traditional Business of the Year along with recognition by Associated General Contractors and the Urban Land Institute. She also has served on the Boston Employment Commission.

She attended the University of California at Berkeley and has an MBA Certificate of Finance & Accounting from Georgia State University.