In 2016, Burrell was elected to the Franklin County of Board of Education, where he proudly served the community until 2020. His wife Lisa has been a teacher in the Franklin County School System for over 28 years. They are active members of their community, as well as the Royston Baptist Church.

Mr. Burrell was appointed to serve as the Ninth Congressional District Commissioner of the Georgia Student Finance Commission on January 21, 2021, for a term of office effective March 15, 2021 and expiring March 15, 2022.