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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.   


New City Deputy Administrator | 9/24/2015
Picture of Mark RamboThe City of Kentwood is pleased to announce the new Deputy City Administrator, Mark Rambo.
Mark has a Master of Public Administration degree and comes to us with years of excellent experience as Village Manager of the Village of Howard City and, more recently, Manager of Operations at Grand Valley State University.  Mark also serves as Chairman of the Kent County Road Commission.

Please join me in welcoming Mark, who will begin his new responsibilities on October 5th.

Election Commissioner Debate | 9/22/2015

City of Kentwood Election Commissioner Debate
Government Matters Forum
Kentwood Library
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
6:30-8:30 pm 


First Ward Commisisoner 
Robert Coughlin - Incumbent
William R. Wenzel
At Large City Commission
Steven Redmond - Incument
Thomas Webb 

Ed Swanson's Passing | 7/17/2015
Ed served our Planning Commission from 2002- 2014. He also served on the zoning board from 2005-2009. He assisted the Engineering Department many times on traffic issues. Ed was able to educate City Officials and Leaders bringing changes to the City’s traffic system including the Breton/Walma round-a-bout.

Ed will be greatly missed.


  ---  Mayor Kepley

New playground equipment for Burgis Park | 7/16/2015
We are excited for our new playground equipment coming to Burgis Park!


  ---  Mayor Kepley

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