Mayor Britain was elected to the council in January 2010 and was appointed Mayor Pro-Tem in March 2013. He was re-elected on January 1, 2014 and again on January 1, 2018 when he was appointed Mayor. 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 is a graduate of Kamiakin High School and Columbia Basin college and has 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 (AWC) Board of Directors, where he served as President from 2018-2019, and is now Immediate Past President, Joint Coliseum Advisory Committee, Firemen's Pension Board, Hanford Area Economic Investment Fund Committee, Interview Committee, LEOFF Disability Board, Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, President of the Manhattan Project National Park Advocacy, Tri -Cities Development Council Executive Board (TRIDEC), Visit Tri-Cities, City of Kennewick Budget and Administrative Committee and Planning and Economic Development Committee. Mr. Britain previously served on the Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership board of directors.