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Office of the Mayor

Mayor Cooke presents balanced budget to Kent City Council

 September 28, 2016 - The following is the complete text ofMayor Suzette Cooke’s 2017-18  budget speech. Cooke presented her budget proposal to the Kent City Council during a special meeting Tuesday, Sept. 27.

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Public Works Operations

Clear the clutter - Recycle it at Kent’s Fall Recycling Collection Event

Sept. 27, 2016 – The annual Fall Recycling Collection Event will take place Saturday, October 15 at Hogan Park, 24400 Russell Road, Kent, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Read More >
Office of the Mayor

2016 resident survey shows Kent on the verge of being a 4 star city

Kent, Wash. - For the first time in 10 years, the City surveyed Kent residents about their perceptions of our community and what their priorities are. Here are the results.Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Potential developer to conduct testing at Riverbend Par 3 property

Sept. 8, 2016 – FNW Inc./Landmark Development Group (FNW) will begin geotechnical testing and survey work today at the Riverbend Golf Course Par 3 property.Read More >
Public Works Engineering

Downtown Kent to become even more pedestrian-friendly

June 14, 2016 – Do you wonder why some crosswalks are marked and others are not? Have you noticed the new pedestrian crossing on Kent-Kangley Road? On June 20, City staff will present policy recommendations on installing and maintaining marked crosswalks to the Public Works Committee.

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Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

9th Annual Music & Art Showcase set for Thursday, June 23, 2016 in downtown Kent

June 14, 2016 – The 9th Annual Music & Art Showcase will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the south lawn of the Kent Senior Activity Center located at 600 E. Smith Street in downtown Kent.Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Kent Summer Art Exhibit and 2016 Purchase Award Winners

June 9, 2016 –  The City of Kent Arts Commission’s Centennial Center Gallery hosts the 2016 Summer Art Exhibit through August 29.Read More >
Office of the Mayor

Pine Tree Park After-Action Review and Timeline

May 18, 2016 - This Timeline and After-Action Review is the City's best attempt to address every question/comment received pertaining to the sale of Pine Tree Park.  Read More >
Office of the Mayor

City urges cat and dog owners to license their pets

March 29, 2016 – If you haven’t registered Fido or Fluffy, now’s the time. Canvassers with Regional Animal Services of King County will go door-to-door in Kent to help ensure all cats and dogs eight weeks and older are licensed, whether they are indoor or outdoor pets. 

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City Council

Kent City Council votes to ban fireworks starting in 2017

Feb. 17, 2016 — The Kent City Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance that would ban the possession, sale or use of consumer fireworks year-round within the city, starting January 2017.Read More >
Office of the Mayor

Kent Mayor Cooke names Marty Fisher new human resources director

January 22, 2016 – Fisher brings nearly 20 years of human resources leadership experience having held positions at some of the country’s most recognized companies including Starbucks, Abercrombie & Fitch, T-Mobile, Flextronics and most recently, BECU.Read More >
Public Works Operations

Kent officials outline snow and ice response plan

 November 23, 2015 - It's your move now, Mother Nature. Kent is ready for winter weather with enough sand, de-icer and salt on hand to get through two, four-day storms.


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Today's Events

Re-scheduled Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting
9/29/2016 Centennial Building, First Floor Conference Rooms Start: 6:00 PM - End: 8:00 PM

Upcoming events

Green Kent Planting Party
10/01/2016 Morrill Meadows Park, 10600 SE 248th Street Start: 9:00 AM - End: 12:00 PM
Oral Cancer Awareness Walk
10/01/2016 Kirkland Start: 9:00 AM - End: 12:00 PM
Green Kent Planting Party
10/02/2016 North Meridian Park, 22828 120th Ave. SE Start: 9:00 AM - End: 12:00 PM
Public Works Committee Meeting
10/03/2016 Chambers East 220 4th Ave South Kent, WA 98032 Start: 4:00 PM - End: 5:30 PM
King County Repair Time
10/04/2016 Kent Senior Center Start: 3:00 PM - End: 6:00 PM