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From the Desk of Mayor Kepley

Greetings, my name is Stephen Kepley and I am the Mayor of The City of Kentwood.  I am proud to say that Kentwood is a dynamic community of 49,184 unique individuals who are well educated and equipped for today’s and tomorrow’s jobs. We are poised to assist and work with any enterprise that wishes to begin and grow the American Dream.   


City Commission Recommends Steve Redmond for Commission-at-Large Seat | 3/4/2015
The Kentwood City Commission recommended Steve Redmond of 5949 Wind Brook Ave SE to serve the remainder of the Commissioner-at-Large term expiring this November. Ed Kape, Jr. of 2576 Mapleview and Ronald Woods of 5396 Discovery SE were also interviewed.  The City Commission will formally appoint Mr. Redmond in its regular March 17th City Commission Meeting.  Congratulations to Steve and thanks to all candidates for their interest!

  ---  Mayor Kepley

National Chin Day Celebrated in Kentwood | 2/24/2015
I had the pleasure of participating in Chin National Day last weekend at East Kentwood’s Freshman Campus. Chin National Day is to remember that back in 1948 the Burmese threw out their feudal system and adopted democracy, separating themselves from Great Britain. Burmese have been suffering persecution since a civil war broke out in 1962. A lot of them have found their home in America, some of them right here in West Michigan becoming one of our largest refugee groups.  Very nice to participate in this event!


  ---  Mayor Kepley

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  • Taste of Kentwood and Silent Auction March 5th

    Come out to support Kentwood Recreation by participating in the 13th Annual Taste of Kentwood and Silent Auction March 5th. Tickets are $5 with two serving sessions with one from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and one from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Auction ends at 8:00 p.m. Event will be held at the Kentwood Activities Center at 355 48th Street SE. call 616.656.5270.

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  • Grow Your Business with a Loan from the Kentwood EDC!

    Did you know the Kentwood Economic Development Corporation has a revolving loan fund to help you grow your business? Contact Lisa Golder in our Community Development Office at 616.554.0709 for more information. See attached guidelines for further details

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  • Dog Licenses Available

    The City of Kentwood Treasurer’s Office now offers Dog License purchases and renewals Monday through Friday from 8am - 5pm. A current rabies vaccination certificate is required by law in order to purchase a dog license.

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