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Kent Neighborhood Program

With well-established neighborhoods, award winning parks and a great school system, Kent is a fantastic community to live and raise a family.  The Neighborhood Program was created to promote and sustain an environment that is responsive to resident involvement while building partnerships between the city and its residents. 

Neighborhood Districts

While the program has been received very favorably, current engagement by Neighborhood Council residents is generally limited to their immediate neighborhoods.  Kent's growing population, combined with limited staff to support constituent relations in each Neighborhood Council prompts this effort to engage residents in issues of a more broad sense and in a larger area.  In January 2013 at the annual workshop residents were introduced to the new concept of Neighborhood Districts.  Neighborhood Districts are comprised of existing Neighborhood Councils, residents and business owners, and would serve as a forum for discussion of issues of broad interest. 

Neighborhood Councils

Recognized neighborhood councils are organized groups that work to improve communication and provide opportunities for residents to participate in the civic process.


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Councils from across the city share ideas on various subjects, projects and come up with ways to better the community.


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Talk with others on your block friends and neighbors who would enjoy having a better neighborhood and would want to form a neighborhood council.


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Neighborhoods in motion Videos 


See what other projects neighborhoods have done.

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Neighborhood News


Do you wonder if that tree can be cut? Interested in properly restore natural areas? 



Neighborhood Services & Resources

Find resources such as Kent4Health, Traffic Calming, CERT, Code Enforcement, Human Services and more.....


Neighborhood Grant Program

The Neighborhood Grant Program offers matching funds on a competitive basis to recognized neighborhood councils that organize themselves to develop and implement projects which will enhance the livability of their communities.  

Matching Grant Project and Newsletter/Communication Grant applications are now available for 2016. The deadline for filing a Matching Grant Project application is Thursday, September 1, 2016.  Newsletter/Communication Grant applications are due by Thursday, December 1, 2016.  




Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about the Neighborhood Program