220 Fourth Avenue South, Kent WA 98032 - (253) 856-5200

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Kent City Council Member 
Jim Berrios

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Kent City Council

220 Fourth Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032

Office:  253-856-5712

Email:  jberrios@kentwa.gov

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Jim Berrios brings over 14 years of community service to his role as a city council member.

 

Elected in 2013, Jim has been an active volunteer with dozens of community organizations including service as immediate past president of the Kent Chamber of Commerce and as a board member of Building Better Futures and the Green River Community College Foundation.

Jim also served 5½ years on the Kent School District Board of Directors where he was honored with the Washington Association of School Administrators “Community Leadership Award” for his support of the District’s activities. 

Jim served on the boards of both the Domestic Abuse Women’s Network and Washington State Jail Industries, where he gained an appreciation of the importance of public safety and it’s variety of components, including crime prevention, reduced victimization and recidivism  and work experience for offenders.

A 20-year Kent resident, Jim and his wife Suzanne own The Golden Steer Steak and Rib House.  Each year, the award-winning restaurant offers a free Thanksgiving meal to over 500 families in need.

Before buying the Golden Steer in 1999, Jim was a long-time employee of Denny’s Restaurants, where he reached the position of Vice President of Operations.

Jim is Chair of the City’s Public Safety Committee and is also a member of the Economic and Community Development Committee.

He and Suzanne have three grown children including two sons and a daughter.

They enjoy motorcycling and travelling.  Jim is a competitive powerlifter. In fact, he holds five different Washington state powerlifting records!

 

Term expires: December 31, 2017

City Council

The seven-member City Council is the legislative forum for the City of Kent. The Council is responsible for approving financial expenditures and adopting the city budget as well as establishing policies and regulations in order to guide Kent’s future. 

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