Neighborhood Program

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The Neighborhood Program promotes resident involvement by building partnerships between the City and its residents.

Neighborhood Councils

Recognized neighborhood councils are organized groups that work to improve communication and livability in neighborhoods by providing opportunities for residents to participate in the civic process.

How to Become a Recognized Neighborhood Council

Complete and submit the following items: 

      ✔  Registration Form

      ✔  A copy of your bylaws (see Sample Bylaws)

      ✔  A map detailing your neighborhood boundaries (see Neighborhoods Map)

      ✔  A current newsletter, if applicable

      ✔  A copy of your CC & R's, if applicable

Next Steps

Following submission, representatives from the neighborhood requesting recognition will appear before the Economic Development Committee for approval to be placed on the City Council's Consent Calendar. Then, neighborhood representatives will appear before Council to receive final acceptance.

Benefits of registering include:

  • Eligibility to apply for a Matching Grants for neighborhood improvement projects
  • Staff to work with your neighborhood in organizing and working with the City
  • Publicity for neighborhood events on Kent TV21, the City's cable access station
  • Technical assistance, workshops, and information about neighborhood events

Neighborhoods in Motion

Take a look at the newest videos highlighting how some neighborhoods have benefitted by being involved in the program.