Discover Burien Board Welcomes Six Members in Tuesday Night Election

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Daniel Keane speaks before Discover Burien members at Tuesday night's board election.

Discover Burien’s annual board elections were held Tuesday night (May 8th) at the Southgate Masonic Hall in Olde Burien, with five members elected and one appointed.

Winners included:

  • Erin Collins*
  • Brian Frederick*
  • Noel Gibb
  • Daniel Keane
  • Jerrod Sessler

Runner-up Ali Levich was appointed to the board and will assume the seat vacated by Juan Barrone.

* indicates current board member running for re-election.

According to its website, Discover Burien is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, and its four main objectives are:

A. Promotions: Various means of educating and informing the citizens of Burien is a primary focus. Event promotions are one of the primary means of reaching the citizens.

B. Organizations: Discover Burien promotes the concerns of the commercial business areas at the city, county and special district level.

C. Economic Restructuring: Discover Burien is a center for recruitment of new stores to balance the retail mix; devising and writing marketing packages for interested owners and landlords who want to recruit new business into their spaces, and advising in all aspects of relocating into our city.

D. Design: Discover Burien has a goal of recommending appropriate uses and design standards for the commercial area development. Currently Discover Burien coordinates the annual city cleanup, “Clean Sweep”, the ongoing efforts of the city clean-up crews that daily empty the trash barrels and help clean the streets in the business areas. It sponsors events that will bring citizens from within and without the city to our core. These include the Thursday Farmers Market, Fathers Day Car Show, Discover Burien Annual Awards Dinner & Slient Auction, Summer & Fall Carnivals, Boo In Burien and Winterfest in Olde Burien. In 2011 Discover Burien joined forces with many nonprofit organizations in the community to partner and promote their events and causes. This program is one that renews yearly through an application process called the Event Partnership Program.

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