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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

“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 >
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

Independent Salary Commission Special Meeting
5/26/2015 Ctiy Hall - Centennial 4th Floor HR Fire Conference Room Start: 6:00 PM - End: 7:30 PM
Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting
5/26/2015 Centennial Building, Room 402 Start: 6:00 PM - End: 8:00 PM
Spring 2015 Community Police Academy
5/26/2015 Kent Police and Fire Training Center, 24611 116th Ave SE, Kent Start: 7:00 PM - End: 9:00 PM
Central Avenue is getting a makeover!
5/27/2015 Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St Start: 7:30 AM - End: 8:30 AM
Coffee With The Chief
5/27/2015 Golden Steer Steak & Rib House - 23826 104th Ave SE Start: 8:00 AM - End: 10:00 AM

Upcoming events

Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting
5/26/2015 Centennial Building, Room 402 Start: 6:00 PM - End: 8:00 PM
Spring 2015 Community Police Academy
5/26/2015 Kent Police and Fire Training Center, 24611 116th Ave SE, Kent Start: 7:00 PM - End: 9:00 PM
Central Avenue is getting a makeover!
5/27/2015 Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St Start: 7:30 AM - End: 8:30 AM
Coffee With The Chief
5/27/2015 Golden Steer Steak & Rib House - 23826 104th Ave SE Start: 8:00 AM - End: 10:00 AM
Conference USSSA Major N.I.T. Softball Tournament
5/28/2015 Hogan Park @ Russell Road Start: 12:00 AM - End: 12:00 AM