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Commissioner Rivera's Biography

Michael S. Rivera
Berks County Commissioner


Photo of Commissioner Michael RiveraMichael Rivera began serving on the Berks County Board of Commissioners in 2020.

He resides in Bern Township with his wife, Zylkia, and his children, Andre and Adriana. Rivera graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón Campus, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He later earned his Master of Business Administration from Kutztown University. Rivera is a real estate professional and a small business owner and spent over six years in the banking industry. He also worked as Assistant Vice President of Business Services at the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

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.

Community engagement is vital for him. He has served on various non-profit boards and currently serves on the boards of the Berks County Latino Chamber of Commerce and Little Acts of Love and on the West Lawn United Methodist Church Leadership Team and Personnel Committee, where he and his family are active members.