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A Government Focused on Revitalization
The City of Burien runs a highly focused government. Each January, the City Council sets clear priorities for the coming year's work in revitalizing the community through economic development and neighborhood improvements.

Learn more about the structure of the City of Burien's government

Local Partners and Discover Burien Association
Discover Burien LogoThe City frequently partners with public and private organizations allied in common goals. Local businesspeople worked with the City to create the Discover Burien business group. Discover Burien has successfully promoted the community’s commercial areas through shared marketing and regional events. Events include the popular Farmers Market, Boo in Burien and Winterfest.

Learn about another local partner, the Burien Business Economic Development Partnership

An Open Responsive Government


Residents and business owners regularly participate in city discussions and projects. Four boards and commissions advise the City Council on policies. These volunteer groups are the Business and Economic Development Partnership, Park and Recreation Board, the Planning Commission, and the Arts Commission.

The City provides planning, building, public works, and park services with a staff of 65 at three locations. It contracts with King County for police services. Special districts provide fire prevention and suppression, top-rated emergency and advanced medical services, and water and sewer services.

Find out how Burien has teamed up with other local governments to provide even more efficient service

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