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Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Kent Arts Commission seeks applicants to fill vacancy

August 14, 2015 – Kent is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Kent Arts Commission.Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Tickets now available for Kent’s 2015-2016 Spotlight Series

August 13, 2015 – The upcoming season features nine performances which kicks off October 2 and runs through April 2016.  Read More >

Kent to add more school zone speed safety cameras

July 27, 2015 – The city of Kent is expanding its school zone speed camera program to both Meridian and Millennium elementary schools.

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Office of the Mayor

Kent mayor and city council name appointees to Financial Sustainability Task Force

July 22, 2015 Mayor Suzette Cooke names appointees to Kent’s newly formed Financial Sustainability Task Force.  Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

City seeks community’s priorities on parks and open space plan

June 23, 2015 - The city invites the Kent community to share its priorities for Kent’s parks and trails system via an online survey at MyKentParks.com.

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Kent Police stepping up fireworks enforcement for July 4

June 23, 2015  - Emphasis patrols will be in effect with the sole purpose of targeting fireworks violations.

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Economic and Community Development

Where would we be without the $138 million ShoWare Center has contributed to Kent’s economy?

June 12, 2015 - This opinion/editorial by Ben Wolters, Kent's Economic and Community Development Director, was submitted to the Kent Reporter. Wolters clarifies ShoWare Center’s finances and the City’s contractual obligations, and contrasts them with the considerable economic benefit the building has brought to Kent's economy.  Read More >
Public Works Engineering

Kent’s Summer Recycling Collection event is Saturday, June 6

June 2, 2015 – The annual Summer Recycling Collection Event and Recycling Products Sale will take place Saturday, June 6 at the Kent Phoenix Academy parking lot at 11000 SE 264th St., from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Read More >
Office of the Mayor

Public invited to celebrate Kent's 125th Anniversary May 19

May 12, 2015  – The city of Kent and the Greater Kent Historical Society and Museum invite residents to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Kent at a reception Tuesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. in the Kent City Hall lobby, 220 4th Ave. S.

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Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

15th Annual National Trails Day in Kent June 6

May 11, 2015 – Saturday, June 6, marks the 15th year Kent residents have come together to help build and maintain our 26+ miles of trails. This year, volunteers are needed to add a fresh layer of gravel to a well-worn Clark Lake Park trail.

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Public Works Operations

Community invited to celebrate Public Works Week, May 18

April 24, 2015 - It’s taken for granted that water will flow from the tap, toilets will flush, potholes will be filled and trees will be trimmed. Residents can learn about these services firsthand by attending this free, fun and informative event. Read More >
Office of the Mayor

Community invited to Team Up 2 Clean Up Kent, Saturday, May 16

The community is invited to “Team Up 2 Clean Up Kent” during its citywide litter cleanup event Saturday, May 16, 8 a.m. – noon. 

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Cancelled - Public Works Committee Meeting
9/07/2015 Chambers East 220 4th Ave South Kent, WA 98032 Start: 4:00 PM - End: 5:30 PM
Public Safety Committee Meeting
9/08/2015 Chambers East Start: 4:30 PM - End: 6:30 PM
Kent Arts Commission Meeting
9/08/2015 Centennial Center 4th Floor, Suite 401 Start: 5:30 PM - End: 8:00 PM
Economic & Community Development Committee
9/14/2015 Kent City Hall, Council Chambers East Start: 5:00 PM - End: 6:00 PM
Land Use & Planning Board
9/14/2015 Kent City Hall - Council Chambers Start: 7:00 PM - End: 9:00 PM