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Office of the Mayor

Standard and Poor's improves Kent’s general obligation bond rating; cites city's strong financial management, budgetary performance

April 7, 2015 - Standard and Poor’s upgraded the city's general obligation bond rating April 6 from AA- to AA with a stable outlook.

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Public Works Engineering

Green River Trail Closure at James St. and Russell Rd.

Green River Trail Closure at James St. and Russell Rd. Starting: Monday, March 23, 2015 6 a.m. Re-opening: Monday, June 1, 2015, weather dependent Reason: Construction of this portion of the Green River Levee. Frager Rd. is the posted detour route.

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Office of the Mayor

Kent is celebrating its 125th anniversary

March 16, 2015 - From roots in hops and lettuce farming to aerospace and high-tech manufacturing, Kent has come a long way since it was first incorporated on May 28, 1890 with a population of 793. 

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Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Kent Parks launches Battle of the Corporate Stars on Earth Day

March 5, 2015 – Do you remember1970?  This city councilmember was a young husband, while around him was Vietnam, Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album…and the first Earth Day. Kent Parks is celebrating 45 years of Earth Day by inviting 20 company-sponsored teams to participate in the first “Battle of the Corporate Stars.”  The event will take place at Park Orchard Park on Wednesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. until noon. Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

“Fairy Tales and Fantasy” brings dance to Spotlight Series stage

February 24, 2015 – Meet ballet’s best-loved princesses and princes in an enchanted evening of classical favorites. Brigham Young University’s Theatre Ballet brings childhood dreams to life in “Fairy Tales and Fantasy,” on Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kentwood Performing Arts Center.Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Kent students hooked on habitat conservation: 1,000 volunteer hours in less than four months

January 23, 2015 - Since the start of the 2014-15 school year, Kent high school students have already chosen to give over 1,000 hours of community service by getting cold, dirty, wet and scratched. And they keep coming back for more.

 

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Economic and Community Development

Kent a contender for FAA regional headquarters, 1,600 jobs

January 21, 2015 – Kent may be the new home of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Northwest Region Headquarters, with its 1,600 well-paying jobs, pending a March 2015 decision by the federal government.Read More >


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Today's Events

Seattle Bridge Unit Tournament
5/25/2015 Kent Commons Community Center Start: 12:00 AM - End: 12:00 AM
15th Annual Art Wright Memorial Weekend Boys Baseball Tournament
5/25/2015 Art Wright Field @ Kent Memorial Park and Hogan Park at Russell Road Start: 12:00 AM - End: 12:00 AM
Zumba - FREE
5/25/2015 SeaMar Community Clinic, 233 2nd Ave S, Kent, WA Start: 5:30 PM - End: 6:30 PM
CANCELLED-Land Use and Planning Board
5/25/2015 Kent City Hall Council Chambers Start: 7:00 PM - End: 9:00 PM

Upcoming events

Seattle Bridge Unit Tournament
5/25/2015 Kent Commons Community Center Start: 12:00 AM - End: 12:00 AM
15th Annual Art Wright Memorial Weekend Boys Baseball Tournament
5/25/2015 Art Wright Field @ Kent Memorial Park and Hogan Park at Russell Road Start: 12:00 AM - End: 12:00 AM
Zumba - FREE
5/25/2015 SeaMar Community Clinic, 233 2nd Ave S, Kent, WA Start: 5:30 PM - End: 6:30 PM
CANCELLED-Land Use and Planning Board
5/25/2015 Kent City Hall Council Chambers Start: 7:00 PM - End: 9:00 PM
Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting
5/26/2015 Centennial Building, Room 402 Start: 6:00 PM - End: 8:00 PM