Neighborhood Program Contact Information

Uriel Varela                      External Relations Coordinator

City of Kent, Office of the Mayor
220 Fourth Ave. S.
Kent, WA 98032


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, the entire neighborhood is invited to the next Kent City Council meeting. The neighborhood will be formally recognized by the Mayor and City Council and presented with a Certificate of Recognition.  Once the neighborhood has been recognized they can participate in the City’s Neighborhood Program.

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
  • KENT WALKS Mayor Ralph initiative that provides an opportunity for
    residents to work one on one with city leadership to
    identify and address neighborhood concerns.

Neighborhoods in Motion

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