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.
While the program has been recieved 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.
Recognized neighborhood councils are organized groups that work to improve communication and provide opportunites for residents to participate in the civic process.
Councils from across the city share ideas on various subjects, projects and come up with ways to better the community.
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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