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May 22, 2013 – The city of Kent is seeking applicants for one vacancy on the Kent Special Events Center Public Facilities District (PFD) Board of Directors. The position will remain open until filled.
May 16, 2013 – The annual Summer Recycling Collection Event and Recycling Products Sale will take place Saturday, June 1, at the Kent Phoenix Academy parking lot at 11000 SE 264th St., Kent, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
April 22, 2013 - A key executive credited with leading Kent city government through the worst recession in decades, a demographic shift and large population growth announced Monday he plans to retire May 31.
April 17, 2013 – To honor all military veterans, the city of Kent invites the public, veterans, their friends and families to a street naming ceremony for Veterans Drive, Friday, May 31, 2013 at 11 a.m.
April 15, 2013 - Starting May 1, the Kent Police Department will resume its bicycle patrols to enhance law enforcement with a more visible presence on the streets.
March 7, 2013 – The following is the text of Mayor Suzette Cooke’s 2013 State of the City address as prepared for delivery at the March 6 membership luncheon of the Kent Chamber of Commerce.
February 26, 2013 – Every year when the weather starts to improve, Kent Parks gets calls from students looking for ways to fulfill their high school community service requirements. There multiple opportunities coming up. Flyers are posted a few weeks before the event and pre-registration is required.
February 12, 2013 – The city of Kent’s Green Kent Partnership is honored to announce that Terry Hooks was selected as one of 10 nationwide semi-finalists for the Alliance for Community Trees 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award. The award highlights inspirational volunteers in action who have contributed to urban forestry by improving community trees and the neighborhoods where they live. The winner was Dotti Clune, a 20-plus-year volunteer with Michigan-based Friends of Grand Rapids Parks.
February 4, 2013 – Kent’s downtown Community Garden P-patch season runs April 1 through October 27. Gardeners may rent a 20’ by 20’ plot for the season for $45 plus a refundable $25 deposit. Pre-registration for returning gardeners begins Wednesday, February 27; new gardener registration begins Monday, March 11. Call the Kent Commons at 253-856-5000, or stop by in person at 525 4th Avenue S.
October 4, 2012 – The new playground at Lake Meridian Park, which opened in 2011, is being expanded to provide more opportunities for children of all abilities. Kent Parks’ Operations staff recently installed one of two new ADA accessible sand play features. A sand table and sand digger were purchased with a $3,930 grant from the Kent Sunrise Rotary Club and Rotary District 5030.