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Michael S. Rivera

Michael S. Rivera
Michael S. Rivera
Commissioner, Vice-Chair
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 and got married. In 1996 he and his wife moved to PA to start their business in Real Estate.  

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 also worked as Assistant Vice President of Business Services at the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry, where he assisted and guided entrepreneurs and business owners in obtaining the resources they need to be successful and developed and implemented programs to help small businesses grow and be sustainable.

In his role as County Commissioner, his background in banking, business and Real Estate are key to his focused efforts on fiscal responsibility, economic development, and workforce development for the County of Berks.

Community engagement is vital for him as he has served on various non-profit 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, Reading Regional Airport Authority, and co-chair of the SOS Berks Coalition.

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