New to Kent-Neighborhood Districts
Formed in 2006, Kent's Neighborhood Program is designed to improve communication between residents and city government. Since then multiple groups called Neighborhood Councils have organized, been recognized, and established a connection with the City. Most collaborated around a particular concern such as traffic, code enforcement, public safety, or desired improvements in the immediate area.
But there is so much more residents can do. With over 120,000 people calling Kent home engagement opportunities are endless. You can have a say in shaping Kent's future.
- What do you want Kent to be or look like in 10, 20, 30, years from now? Will there be tall buildings? Will there be more opportunities for entertainment and shopping?
- Do you have questions about the service you're buying with your tax dollars?
- Are you curious about current or future regulations that dictate what you can and cannot do?
These are just a few. A bigger area........ a bigger say.........
Neighborhood districts provide a way to discuss and be involved in issues that are city wide. City wide decision making that may impact you.
What's in it for me?
- A bigger voice, a bigger say
- influence on prioritizing city programs and functions
What Neighborhood District do you live or do business in?
Improving Kent's quality of life is really the only agenda of the Neighborhood Program. By working together as a larger group, Neighborhood Districts add strength and credibility to these efforts.
Now what? Get connected with the District you live in. Who do you know that shares your ideas or concerns?
Do your research. Check out the City's website. Sign up for eAlerts. There's a variety of resources to help.
Watch this video to hear first hand how Dr. Elton Gatewood helped Tacoma residents understand the power they had to get organized and make their neighborhoods, and their city, better.
What's in it for me? It's a question that often comes up. What you get is empowerment.
View responses from the questionnaire residents took at the Summit. Responses are grouped by Districts.