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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.   


EKHS Freshman Soccer Team Honors Fallen South Christian Coach | 10/22/2014
You may have learned of the tragic passing of South Christian teacher and coach, Mr. Rod Vandyke.  We wanted to share the class gesture that the East Kentwood Freshman Soccer team made to honor Coach Vandyke during their last home game of the season. The boys created a poster and also also signed a ceremonial game ball which they presented to the players and crowd in honor of the Coach.  Before the game, the East Kentwood Captains presented the ball to South Christian.  After the game, South Christian parents, players and coaches invited EK players to be in the picture in front of the banner and exchanged hugs.  We are so proud of their sportsmanship and compassion!

  ---  Mayor Kepley

Board and Committee Openings | 10/21/2014
The City of Kentwood is always looking for residents interested in serving our community. Please see the following link to get to know more about how you can be part of the fabric and help make your City great!

  ---  Mayor Kepley

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  • Ebola info from Kent County

    The Kent County Health Department wants all residents to be informed about risk, transmission and symptoms of Ebola. We feel it is important, in light of the extensive media coverage, to provide enough information that if you feel concerned, you know what to do and who to call. Feel free to share this information with others.

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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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  • 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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