Don Britain

City Council
Title: Mayor
Phone: 509-430-4178
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Don Britain


PO Box 6108 
Kennewick, WA 99336


Councilman Britain was elected to the council in January 2010 and was appointed Mayor Pro-Tem in March 2013. His term expires on December 31, 2017. He is a lifelong resident of Kennewick. Mr. Britain served 6 years as a Reserve Kennewick Police Officer. He is committed to bringing family wage jobs and regional recreational opportunities to Kennewick, as well as advancing economic development in Kennewick.


Mr. Britain recently earned his Advance Certificate of Municipal Leadership (CML) from the Association of Washington Cities(AWC). The CML program is designed to enhance the ability of elected municipal officials by providing knowledge and skills to effectively operate within the law, plan for the future, secure and manage funds and foster community and staff relationships. Mr. Britain completed over 60 hours of training credits to earn this distinction.

Boards and Commissions

Mr. Britain is currently serving on the following Boards and Commissions -Association of Washington Cities Board of Directors, Tri-Cities Regional Public Facilities District board of directors, Hanford Area Economic Investment Fund Committee (HAEIFC), Vista Vision Task Force, the City of Richland and City of Kennewick Columbia Park Joint Task Force, City of Kennewick Economic Development Committee, the joint City of Kennewick, Kennewick General Hospital and Port of Kennewick Committee, City of Kennewick Interview Committee, Joint City of Kennewick and City of Richland Committee, and is the Council liaison to the Tri-City Area Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Britain previously served on the Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership board of directors.


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