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City Welcomes Familiar Face to Commission | 4/20/2017
On Tuesday, April 18, Richard Clanton was sworn in as Kentwood City Commissioner. 

Richard was mayor of Kentwood from 2012 to 2013, completing the term of Richard L. Root. Prior to his position as mayor, he served on the city commission from 2001 to 2012.

He currently is the chief executive officer of United Methodist Community House and active in the community, serving on a variety of city boards and commissions including the finance committee, Kentwood Economic Development Corporation and capital improvement program, which he chaired.

We are excited to have Richard back and look forward to his continued leadership for Kentwood!

Kentwood Police Sponsoring Drug Take Back on April 29 | 4/19/2017
On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Kentwood Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another 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 at 4742 Walma Ave SE.

The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Community Cleanup Set for May 6 | 4/10/2017
To help keep Kentwood clean, we are sponsoring a community-wide cleanup day for Kentwood residents on May 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drop-off location is the Kentwood Recycling Center at 5068 Breton Ave.
Kent County DPW will be accepting household hazardous waste items. The Salvation Army will be on hand to accept gently used items for donation. Comprenew will also be accepting electronic waste such as mobile telephones, computers, fax machines, and other items will be accepted at no charge.
We will not be accepting yard waste or tires. Additionally, we cannot accept latex paint.
Residents will be asked to provide proof of residency with photo ID. Please enter the drive off Breton Avenue where volunteers will be checking for residence and approved items for disposal. You may call the City switchboard during business hours for more information at 616.698.9610.

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