Mike Cero graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation, Mike Cero served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers for nine years. While in the military, Mike Cero underwent Ranger School training, Air Assault training, and was a Senior Parachutist. Over the course of two combat tours, Mike Cero spent more than six years deployed overseas. After his Honorable Discharge from the Army in 1994, Mike Cero furthered his education at Seattle University. Graduating with a Master of Business Administration in 1996, Mike Cero subsequently accepted a position with PACCAR, one of the world’s leading truck manufacturers. Beginning as a Unit Supervisor on the Kenworth-Renton truck factory assembly line, Mike Cero completed training in the Six Sigma system while with the company. By the time Mike Cero left PACCAR in 2002, he was developing PACCAR's supplier base to embrace Six Sigma concepts. Mike Cero moved to Mercer Island, Washington, in 1996, and he has served in Position No. 3 of the City Council since 2007. Charged with drafting policy for the city, Mike Cero focuses on the subcommittees for Parks & Recreation and Public Safety. At the regional level, Mike Cero actively participates on the Renton Airport Advisory Committee and two King County Committees dedicated to flood control and the assisting the homeless. A committed husband and father of three, Mike Cero also serves on the Mercer Island Youth & Family Services Advisory Board.