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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.   


Bio-Life's Groundbreaking | 9/29/2014
I had the distinct please of being a part of Bio-Life’s groundbreaking at 2670 East Paris.  Bio-Life makes a difference in so many lives returning much needed plasma as well as over $2 million to those that contribute plasma in the Kentwood area.  We are excited to see their new building rise at this location.  Good luck Bio-Life!

  ---  Mayor Kepley

Fire Engine | 9/18/2014
The City of Kentwood dedicated its newest fire engine to the memory of former City Commissioner Frank Cummings whom passed while serving the City in August 2012.  We are very excited to honor Frank’s service to the City this way and thanks to Frank’s family for participating in the ceremony. We look forward to Engine No. 53 serving our residents with pride.  Here is a newslink to the dedication.

  ---  Mayor Kepley

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  • New Residential Street Tree Program

    The City of Kentwood has introduced a new Residential Street Tree program. The program allows for a resident to request the installation of a qualifying street tree between the curb and the sidewalk. The City is willing to fund up to half of the total cost thereby costing the property owner approximately $200. We are hopeful to be a partner in the rebuilding of our beautiful street tree pattern after the Emerald Ash Borer invasion. Contact Community Development at 616.554.0707 for more program information.

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