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Kent City Council forwards public safety facilities bond measure to voters

July 2, 2014 - The Kent City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance to refer a $34 million bond measure to voters during the next November election. The purpose of the measure is to construct and equip new public safety and training facilities to accommodate a growing police force.  Read More >
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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Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Community service opportunities for Kent students, others

February 26, 2013 – Every year when the weather starts to improve, Kent Parks gets calls from students looking for ways to fulfill their high school community service requirements.  There multiple opportunities coming up.  Flyers are posted a few weeks before the event and pre-registration is required.


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Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Kent urban tree advocate honored for volunteer efforts

February 12, 2013 – The city of Kent’s Green Kent Partnership is honored to announce that Terry Hooks was selected as one of 10 nationwide semi-finalists for the Alliance for Community Trees 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award.  The award highlights inspirational volunteers in action who have contributed to urban forestry by improving community trees and the neighborhoods where they live.  The winner was Dotti Clune, a 20-plus-year volunteer with Michigan-based Friends of Grand Rapids Parks.


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Hogan Park Renaming Celebration
10/04/2014 24400 Russell Rd Start: 10:00 AM - End: 12:00 PM
Dinner Auction Fundraiser
10/04/2014 Kent Senior Center -East Smith St Kent WA Start: 5:30 PM - End: 9:30 PM
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10/05/2014 Kent Library - 212 2nd Ave N, Kent, Washington 98032 Start: 1:00 PM - End: 3:00 PM
Public Works Committee Meeting(5)
10/06/2014 Chambers East 220 4th Ave South Kent, WA 98032 Start: 4:00 PM - End: 5:30 PM
Operations Committee Meeting(1)
10/07/2014 Kent Council Chambers East, City Hall, 220 4th Ave S, Kent Start: 4:00 PM - End: 5:00 PM