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MEET MICHAEL RIVERA

LEADERSHIP FOR OUR COMMUNITY

Michael Rivera began serving as Berks County Commissioner in January of 2020. He is also a Real Estate professional at Keller Williams Platinum Realty in Wyomissing together with his wife and son. He resides in Bern Township with his wife Zylkia, and his children, Andre and Adriana.  

Michael was born in Pottstown and lived there till the age of 6, when he and his family moved to Puerto Rico, where he grew up, graduated from college and got married. In 1996 he and his wife moved to PA to start in Real Estate.  His mother is Pennsylvania Dutch, and his father is Puerto Rican. This gave him the advantage of growing up with the best of two different cultures.

 

Professionally, Rivera has been a small business owner for many years and spent over seven years in the banking industry. Prior to his role at Keller Williams, he worked at the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry, where he assisted and guided entrepreneurs and business owners in obtaining the resources they needed to be successful and developed and implemented programs to help small businesses grow and be sustainable. 

His background in banking, business and real estate is key to his focused efforts on fiscal responsibility, economic development and workforce development for the county in his role as County Commissioner. 

Community engagement is vital for him. He has served on, and currently serves on various boards. He currently serves on the West Lawn United Methodist Church Personnel Committee, where he and his family are active members. Michael is also a member of the Prison Board and vice chair of the Salary Board, Retirement Board, and Reading Regional Airport Authority, and co-chair of the SOS Berks Coalition. 

Michael is First Vice-President of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania. The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) is the voice of Pennsylvania counties. CCAP provides county leaders with information and guidance related to legislation, education, media, insurance, technology and many other issues that help create and maintain crucial services for residents throughout the state. His leadership role there has an impact for counties state-wide.

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