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Team Up 2 Clean Up Kent, Saturday, May 17

April 15, 2014 – Registration is open for “Team Up 2 Clean Up Kent”  - a citywide litter cleanup event Saturday, May 17, 8 a.m. – noon.Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

City of Kent Human Services Commission solicits applicants for agency funding

March 10, 2014 – The City of Kent Human Services Commission announces the release of the 2015/2016 Request for Proposals for human services. Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Kent's Community Garden P-patch: open registration starts March 12

March 7, 2014 – Kent’s downtown Community Garden P-patch season runs April 1 through October 26 in its regular location on the corner of James St. and 64th Avenue S. Gardeners may rent a 20’ by 20’ plot for the season for $45 plus a refundable $25 deposit.  There are 44 plots available, assigned on a first-come, first-served basis once the rental fee has been paid.   

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City Council

Brenda Fincher appointed to fill Kent City Council vacancy

February 26, 2014 – Brenda J. Fincher has been appointed to the Kent City Council.  After interviewing seven candidates, Kent council members voted unanimously to appoint Fincher at a special meeting February 25.Read More >

Photo enforcement speed camera citations begin January 6 at Sunrise and Neely-O’Brien elementary schools

January 2, 2014 - Starting Monday, January 6, traffic citations will be sent to the owners of vehicles caught speeding through the school zones at Sunrise and Neely-O’Brien elementary schools.Read More >
Public Works Operations

Kent officials outline snow and ice response plan

December 3, 2013 - It's your move now, Mother Nature. City officials say Kent is ready for winter weather with enough sand, de-icer and salt on hand to get through two, four-day storms.Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Photo Contest Launched: Best Pictures Along the Future Kent Valley Loop Trail

August 16, 2013 – Picture the trail....users invited to participate in a photo contest. 


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Office of the Mayor

Brubaker tapped as Kent’s interim chief administrative officer

May 7, 2013 – Tom Brubaker, Kent’s city attorney, was named interim chief administrative officer by Mayor Suzette Cooke during the May 7 city council meeting.Read More >
Office of the Mayor

City of Kent chief administrative officer Hodgson to retire

 April 22, 2013 - A key executive credited with leading Kent city government through the worst recession in decades, a demographic shift and large population growth announced Monday he plans to retire May 31. 



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Office of the Mayor

South 231st Way in Kent to be renamed Veterans Drive

April 17, 2013 – To honor all military veterans, the city of Kent invites the public, veterans, their friends and families to a street naming ceremony for Veterans Drive, Friday, May 31, 2013 at 11 a.m.   



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Kent Police resume bike patrols May 1

April 15, 2013 - Starting May 1, the Kent Police Department will resume its bicycle patrols to enhance law enforcement with a more visible presence on the streets.  


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Office of the Mayor

Mayor Cooke delivers 2013 State of the City address

March 7, 2013 – The following is the text of Mayor Suzette Cooke’s 2013 State of the City address as prepared for delivery at the March 6 membership luncheon of the Kent Chamber of Commerce. 



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Wednesday, 4/16/2014

ShoWalk Free Indoor Walk
4/16/2014 ShoWare Center, 625 W James St, Kent Start: 9:00 AM - End: 11:00 AM