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Commissioner Position No. 5

Dave Berger

Dave Berger



Education: BA in Political Science, UC Santa Barbara; Master’s in Public Administration, Cal State University, Hayward
Occupation: Retired City Manager, Special Districts CEO, and Private Sector Executive

In March 2020, I was appointed to fill the vacant SKFR Board of Commissioners Position 5.  I've listened to and engaged with residents, business owners, fire commissioners, fire administration and firefighters about the challenges and opportunities the district faces over the coming years.  I support enhancing labor/management relations using the interest-based, collaborative bargaining model; fire administration's workforce diversity initiative; further progress on the district's participation in the South King County joint training consortium; and expanded opportunities to connect with, educate and involve the community in SKFR services and programs.

With 25 years successful executive oversight of other fire departments/districts, I bring a fresh perspective, extensive experience, and proven methods for delivering the highest-quality fire protection and emergency medical services within available financial resources.  Greater Federal Way, Des Moines, and Auburn West Hill residents can trust that my management track-record of integrity and honesty, in always serving the public's best interest, will continue as an elected official.

For more information, including my community involvement and list of my supporters, please go to

I look forward to continuing to serve as your SKFR Commissioner, and respectfully request your vote in the November general election.      

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