Burien, Gem of the Sound? That thought might surprise numerous folks. But many of us believe that Burien’s destiny is to be the Gem of the Sound. A place where people of courage come to build families and wealth, a place of healing, a place whose voice is heard throughout our region as a voice of life, truth, reconciliation, and hope.
Gem of the Sound will highlight the many wonderful people in our city; the people who don’t make the news because they are too busy serving us, raising healthy families, building businesses, helping kids … quietly laboring to make this a better place. Our town is filled with older people of great wisdom, younger people with boundless energy, small businesses that have invested their time and money to provide for us, coaches who have changed kids’ lives, neighbors who have honed helpful skills. We have great architects, cooks, sommeliers, teachers, electricians, doctors, nurses, carpenters, plumbers, designers, law enforcement officers, investors, clergy, accountants, financiers, shop keepers, mission workers, gardeners, artists … some have been here for generations. Most have come more recently, many from all around the world seeking the American Dream of freedom and prosperity for their children.