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Kent City Council
220 Fourth Ave. S
Kent, WA 98032

CityCouncil@KentWA.gov
253-856-5712

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Council2016_LargeRectangle From left to right: Tina Budell, Les Thomas, Dennis Higgins, Bill Boyce, Jim Berrios, Dana Ralph and Brenda Fincher.

The seven-member City Council is the legislative forum for the City of Kent. Besides establishing policies and regulations, the Council approves financial expenditures and the City's biennial budget.

Elected by Kent voters during odd-numbered years, councilmembers  serve four-year terms. They are are non-partisan (they do not represent political parties) and are elected at-large (they do not represent a specific geographical area). All receive a monthly salary, plus reimbursement for any expenses.

Meet the Council


Our Vision for Kent

Kent is a safe, connected and beautiful city, culturally vibrant with diverse urban centers.

Our Mission

The City of Kent is dedicated to building a thriving, sustainable, and inclusive community through innovative leadership, inspired teamwork, and unwavering devotion to responsibly advancing our quality of life.

Our Goals

Innovative Government Empower responsible public engagement, provide outstanding customer service, leverage technologies and foster new opportunities and industries that benefit our community. 

Authentic Connectivity and Communication

Unite people to people, to places and to their government through superior infrastructure, enriched community interactions and responsive, trusting relationships.
Thriving Neighborhoods and Urban Centers Create vibrant urban centers, welcoming neighborhoods and green spaces for health growth and cultural celebration.
Sustainable Funding Maximize long-term financial success through responsible fiscal oversight, economic growth and community partnerships.
Inclusive Community Embrace the power of our diversity by encouraging community participation and creating a strong sense of belong.

 

 

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