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Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Registration now open for Kent’s Christmas Rush Fun Run, Dec. 12

November 23, 2015 – Starting and finishing at Hogan Park at Russell Road, the holiday tradition features a 10K run and 5K run/walk.

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Public Works Operations

Kent officials outline snow and ice response plan

 November 23, 2015 - It's your move now, Mother Nature. Kent is ready for winter weather with enough sand, de-icer and salt on hand to get through two, four-day storms.


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Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide: A Spotlight Series Tradition

November 20, 2015 – Kent's 29th annual Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide concert takes place on Sunday, December 6 at 3 p.m. at Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center.Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Comedy legends The Second City return to Kent Spotlight Series

November 4, 2015 - “Holidazed and Confused” features original songs, brand new sketches and classic favorites made famous by Second City legends like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell. It’s naughty. It’s nice.

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The facts speak for themselves: Kent is a safe community

October 13, 2015 - What follows is a simplified version of an Op-Ed by Chief Thomas that was published in the Oct. 9 issue of the Kent Reporter. Chief Thomas wrote this in order to provide interested parties with factual information and to counter incorrect perceptions about crime in Kent. Read More >
Office of the Mayor

In Kent, a dry place to walk for fitness

October 6, 2015 – Starting Thursday, October 8, outdoor walking enthusiasts can get out of the cold and rain by participating in ShoWalk, is a free indoor walking opportunity held Mondays and Thursdays, 9 to 11 a.m. at ShoWare Center.Read More >
Office of the Mayor

Mayor Cooke presents balanced mid-biennium budget adjustment to Kent City Council

October 2, 2015 - The following is the complete text ofMayor Suzette Cooke’s mid-biennium budget adjustment speech as prepared.  Cooke presented her budget proposal to the Kent City Council during a special meeting Tuesday, Sept. 29.

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Photo enforcement speed camera citations begin October 1 at Meridian and Millennium elementary schools

September 24, 2015 - Starting Thursday, October 1, traffic citations will be sent to the owners of vehicles caught speeding through the school zones at Meridian and Millennium elementary schools.Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Tickets now available for Kent’s 2015-2016 Spotlight Series

August 13, 2015 – The upcoming season features nine performances which kicks off October 2 and runs through April 2016.  Read More >
Office of the Mayor

Kent mayor and city council name appointees to Financial Sustainability Task Force

July 22, 2015 Mayor Suzette Cooke names appointees to Kent’s newly formed Financial Sustainability Task Force.  Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

City seeks community’s priorities on parks and open space plan

June 23, 2015 - The city invites the Kent community to share its priorities for Kent’s parks and trails system via an online survey at MyKentParks.com.

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Kent Police stepping up fireworks enforcement for July 4

June 23, 2015  - Emphasis patrols will be in effect with the sole purpose of targeting fireworks violations.

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Upcoming events

Kent4Health ShoWalk, FREE Indoor Walking
11/30/2015 ShoWare Center - 625 West James Street, Kent, WA 98032 Start: 9:00 AM - End: 11:00 AM
Kent Bicycle Advisory Board
11/30/2015 Centennial North and South Meeting Room Start: 5:45 PM - End: 7:30 PM
Operations Committee Meeting
12/01/2015 Kent Council Chambers East, City Hall, 220 4th Ave S, Kent Start: 4:00 PM - End: 5:00 PM
Kent City Council Meeting
12/01/2015 Kent City Hall, 220 4th Ave S Start: 7:00 PM - End: 9:00 PM
Holiday Open House
12/03/2015 Bereiter Museum 855 E. Smith St. Kent WA 98030 Start: 1:00 PM - End: 5:00 PM