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Kent Boards and Commissions

The City of Kent strongly encourages participation by the general public in local government.  The Mayor and City Council believe the city is best served when there is broad representation of Kent residents serving on its boards or commissions. 


While all positions are voluntary, some board and commission seats require certain skills or training. Vacancies on Kent’s boards and commissions occur at varying times throughout the year.  If you are interested in serving on a particular board or commission, please submit your application for review. 


The City Council appoints members to the Special Events Center Public Facilities District (PFD) Board of Directors.  All other appointments are selected by the Mayor and subject to confirmation by the City Council.

Kent Arts Commission

The Kent Arts Commission serves the residents of Kent by advising City Council in creating cultural opportunities and arts education.   

Human Services Commission

The Human Services Commission exists as part of the conscience of Kent, working to identify and respond to the needs of individuals and families. 

Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission is responsible for the adoption and enforcement of rules and regulations of personnel matters for police personnel.

Bicycle Advisory Board

Members of the Bicycle Advisory Board work to promote non-motorized travel. 

Land Use and Planning Board

The Land Use and Planning Board's responsibility is to issue recommendations to the City Council about city codes, ordinances, development standards and regulations.

Special Events Center Public Facilities District (PFD) Board of Directors

 The primary role of the PFD Board of Directors is to ensure the funding generated by the PFD sales tax credit program is used to only pay debt service on ShoWare Center construction bonds.