Neighborhood Program Contact Information

Toni Azzola, Program Coordinator
City of Kent, Office of the Mayor
220 Fourth Ave. S.
Kent, WA 98032

253-856-5708

Neighborhood Matching Grant Projects

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Our neighborhoods have completed some great projects with matching grant funds.

2018

North Scenic Hill

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  • Gowe Street open space clean-up 
  • City contributed $205.13
  • Neighborhood match (sweat equity) $2,358.14
  • Donations of plants from local store $250.00
  • Project total cost $2,813.27
  • Total volunteer hours 78.5 

Kent Downtown Partnership

Kent Downtown Mural

•Kent Downtown Partnership wanted something that represented our diverse culture in downtown
•This mural is called, "Hands of Unity" 
•City contributed $1,479.27
•Neighborhood match $1,37.58
•Project total cost $3,416.85
•Total volunteer hours 71

Connection Condominiums 

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  • Connection condos wanted to capture runoff in rain barrels
  • This will help save water for homeowners and reduce rainwater runoff
  • City contributed $338.72
  • Neighborhood match $690.92
  • Project total cost $1080.51
  • Total volunteer hours 35
  • Donations calculated to be 50.87

2017

Neighbors of West Hill Council

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  • 1 1/2 years to organize, plan, apply for matching grant funds
  • 150 foot long by 8 foot high retaining wall
  • City of Kent contributed $1,890.47
  • Neighborhood match $8,350.16
  • Project's total cost $10,240.63
  • Total volunteer hours 221.75
  • Donations calculated to be $1,921.63 

White Horse Crossing

Kiosk

  • The neighborhood wanted another way to communicate for announcements and information to 109 homes
  • City contributed $320.33
  • Neighborhood match $512.38
  • Project total cost $832.71
  • Total volunteer hours were 17.25
  • Donations calculated to be $72.97

Saltair Hills

  • This neighborhood has added more benches for walkers
  • With 196 homes walkers now have a good 1 mile block radius and 4 resting spots
  • City contributed $343.13
  • Neighborhood match $898.69
  • Project total cost $1,241.82
  • Total volunteer hours were 31

2016

Seven Oaks East Neighborhood Council


  • The entire neighborhood cleaned, prepped, and painted reflective house numbers on the curb in front of every home
  • This built neighborhood camaraderie with 95 homes
  • City contributed $1,700.18
  • Neighborhood match $1,700.18
  • Project total cost $2,205.58
  • Total volunteer hours were 46
  • Donations calculated to be $788.74.

2015

Mill Creek Neighborhood Council


  • Since 2014, a portion of the Mill Creek neighborhood has been designated as a King County Historic Landmark District
  • The grassroots efforts of the residents now have close to 100 plaques mounted on homes in the neighborhood
  • The Third Edition of "A Community of Unique & Historic Homes" is now available highlighting the neighborhoods history
  • City contribution $1,810
  • Neighborhood match $2,380
  • Project total cost $4,336.76
  • 170 volunteer hours
  • $146.76 in donations.

Pheasants Hollow Neighborhood Council


  • The community surrounding the neighborhood tackled a large project of installing new playground equipment
  • Part of the project involved cleaning and beautifying the entire park
  • City contributed $8,204.08
  • Neighborhood match of 103 volunteer hours calculating to $1,445.36
  • Neighborhood contributions $8,052.96
  • Total cost of the project was $17,845.11

 Saltair Hills Neighborhood Council

  • Added two new benches off of SE 252nd Street and 25th Avenue S
  • Enhanced the corner of SE 250th Street and 20th Avenue S
  • City contributed $932.26
  • Neighborhood match in volunteer hours was 159 calculating to be $2,366
  • Total cost of the project was $3,298.26