District 3 - James Beaver
JamesBeaver District 3 Commissioner James R. Beaver (Chairman) was elected Commissioner January 1, 2009.  Jim joined the County bringing 18 years of government experience with him.  In 1990, he was elected to the Kennewick City Council and  served as Mayor from 1996 to 2008 making him the longest consecutive mayor in over 100 years.

Commissioner Beaver’s priorities in County Government include promoting sustainable growth and viable economic development.  Jim further serves on the following Boards and Commissions as your representative and welcomes public concerns and input:
  •     Chairman 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017 & 2020
  •     Benton Franklin Revolving Loan Fund Board
  •     Benton Clean Air Authority
  •     Benton Franklin Council of Governments
  •     Bi-County Health Board
  •     Columbia Regional Economic Development Trust
  •     Hanford Area Economic Investment Fund Committee
  •     Tri City Visitor & Convention Bureau
  •     Tri City Regional Chamber of Commerce
  •     TRIDEC
  •     Workforce Development Council

Jim earned his degree in Economics from Washington State University and is an avid Cougar fan.   In 1972, his family opened Beaver Furniture and ran it with his father, Bob, until 2009.  Besides being a public servant, Jim spends his time operating Beaver Properties, LLC.  Any leisure time is spent running, skiing and spending time with his wife, Jill, their two children and grandchildren.


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