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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.   


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Northeast Park Boardwalk | 11/26/2014
I had the pleasure of cutting the ribbon on a gorgeous new boardwalk in Northeast Park this week.  This project will be enjoyed for years to come.  You really need to get out and walk this one of these days and you will very likely see all sorts of wildlife! Thanks to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Kentwood City Commission, and our staff for putting this project together.

  ---  Mayor Kepley

Tour of the County Waste To Energy and Recycling Plants | 11/17/2014
I would like to thank the Kent County Solid Waste Department for taking me on a tour of their fascinating facilities!   So much to learn!  Did you know that all the household waste from the six contiguous cities around and including Grand Rapids is made into electricity?  Each hour, 17 Megawatts are created which is enough to power about 17,000 homes!  The recycling plant takes in a great deal of material and I learned many things and here are two, 1) Shredded paper usually ends up in the garbage because it is too fine of a product so simply cut out identifying info and then recycle).  2)  Plastic bags have little value to recyclers and prefer we not use them at all!  Thanks Kent County!

  ---  Mayor Kepley

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  • Santa Parade December 6th at 10:00 a.m.

    The Wyoming Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Santa Parade on December 6th at 10:00 a.m. The parade will begin on S. Division Avenue at 33rd Street and proceed to Murray Street where it will finish. Many sponsorship opportunities and various levels. Contact the Chamber at 616.531.5990.

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  • Leaf Disposal Site at 5068 Breton Avenue

    The City of Kentwood's Leaf Disposal Site at 5068 Breton Avenue will be opening October 18th through December 6th. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. If you have questions, please contact our DPW Offices at 616.554.0817.

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