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Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Event

December 3, 2014  – On Saturday, January 3, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., local Boy Scout troops will collect and recycle Christmas trees in neighborhoods around Kent for a suggested donation of $5.00.  To ensure pick-up, t

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Public Works Operations

Tree removal makes way for sidewalk replacement, improves safety hazard

October 30, 2014 – Protecting public trees from needless removal has always been a priority for the city, but buckling sidewalks and old age are forcing the removal of some.Read More >
City Council

Brenda Fincher appointed to fill Kent City Council vacancy

February 26, 2014 – Brenda J. Fincher has been appointed to the Kent City Council.  After interviewing seven candidates, Kent council members voted unanimously to appoint Fincher at a special meeting February 25.Read More >
Police

Photo enforcement speed camera citations begin January 6 at Sunrise and Neely-O’Brien elementary schools

January 2, 2014 - Starting Monday, January 6, traffic citations will be sent to the owners of vehicles caught speeding through the school zones at Sunrise and Neely-O’Brien elementary schools.Read More >
Public Works Operations

Kent officials outline snow and ice response plan

December 3, 2013 - It's your move now, Mother Nature. City officials say Kent is ready for winter weather with enough sand, de-icer and salt on hand to get through two, four-day storms.Read More >
Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Photo Contest Launched: Best Pictures Along the Future Kent Valley Loop Trail

August 16, 2013 – Picture the trail....users invited to participate in a photo contest. 

 

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Office of the Mayor

Brubaker tapped as Kent’s interim chief administrative officer

May 7, 2013 – Tom Brubaker, Kent’s city attorney, was named interim chief administrative officer by Mayor Suzette Cooke during the May 7 city council meeting.Read More >
Office of the Mayor

City of Kent chief administrative officer Hodgson to retire

 April 22, 2013 - A key executive credited with leading Kent city government through the worst recession in decades, a demographic shift and large population growth announced Monday he plans to retire May 31. 

 

 

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Office of the Mayor

South 231st Way in Kent to be renamed Veterans Drive

April 17, 2013 – To honor all military veterans, the city of Kent invites the public, veterans, their friends and families to a street naming ceremony for Veterans Drive, Friday, May 31, 2013 at 11 a.m.   

 

 

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Police

Kent Police resume bike patrols May 1

April 15, 2013 - Starting May 1, the Kent Police Department will resume its bicycle patrols to enhance law enforcement with a more visible presence on the streets.  

 

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Office of the Mayor

Mayor Cooke delivers 2013 State of the City address

March 7, 2013 – The following is the text of Mayor Suzette Cooke’s 2013 State of the City address as prepared for delivery at the March 6 membership luncheon of the Kent Chamber of Commerce. 

 

 

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Parks, Recreation, and Community Service

Community service opportunities for Kent students, others

February 26, 2013 – Every year when the weather starts to improve, Kent Parks gets calls from students looking for ways to fulfill their high school community service requirements.  There multiple opportunities coming up.  Flyers are posted a few weeks before the event and pre-registration is required.

 

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CANCELLED: Land Use and Planning Board
12/22/2014 Kent City Hall Council Chambers Start: 7:00 PM - End: 9:00 PM

Upcoming events

CANCELLED: Land Use and Planning Board
12/22/2014 Kent City Hall Council Chambers Start: 7:00 PM - End: 9:00 PM
CANCELLED Parks and Humans Committee Meeting
12/25/2014 City Hall Chambers East Start: 5:00 PM - End: 6:00 PM
Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Event
1/03/2015 Citywide and at Service Club Ballfields, 14608 SE 288th St., Kent Start: 9:00 AM - End: 4:00 PM
Christmas Tree Recycling
1/05/2015 at your curb Start: 12:00 AM - End: 12:00 AM
Christmas Tree Recycling
1/06/2015 at your curb Start: 12:00 AM - End: 12:00 AM