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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. 


Mayor Kepley State of the City Address | 4/10/2015
Thanks to WKTV and Rotary Club of Kentwood to help makes this event happen! Please follow this link to see a recording of the speech, CLICK HERE.

  ---  Mayor Kepley

Buck Creek Watershed To Be Studied | 4/10/2015
Buck Creek drains 51 square miles of mostly urban land (including parts of Kentwood) and has been impacted by a variety of pollutants.  A project is underway to measure the impact of E. coli and other water chemistry pollution in Buck Creek and to determine if it is meeting its designated use as a cold water fishery.  Baseline data will drive a decision-making committee for the long-term protection and improvement of the creek.  Thanks to the West Michigan Chapter of Trout Unlimited for submitting a grant and managing this important work!

  --  Mayor Kepley

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  • Taking Back Unwanted Drugs April 25th

    On April 25, 2015, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, the Kentwood Police Department and the West Michigan Take Back Meds Program will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Kentwood Police Department, 4742 Walma Ave SE, Kentwood, MI 49512. The Department cannot accept liquids, needles or sharp objects, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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  • May 15th Business for Breakfast Event at Kentwood Library

    Representatives from Michigan Work Ready Communities (MiWRC) and the National Career Readiness Certificate(NCRC) will be on-hand to talk about tools being employed to match talent with positions well suited for their skill set.

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  • Kentwood Pride is May 2nd

    The City of Kentwood will be sponsoring its annual Pride Day on May 2nd at the Kentwood Recycling Center, 5068 Breton Avenue. This event is limited to Kentwood residents with proof of picture identification. Hour will be strictly limited from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. as dumpsters will be delivered and taken away at those times. The Salvation Army will be on-site to take in gently used items. Call 616.698.9610 or 616.554.0817 for more information.

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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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