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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.   

State of the City Speech | 4/18/2014
I had the pleasure of speaking at the March 26th Rotary Club of Kentwood Meeting. I have enclosed a link below for you to click and view this speech.  The Rotary Club of Kentwood is such a great partner to the City and I hope that if you are business in the area, you may consider learning more about them and what they represent.  Thank you WKTV for providing technical production. Link to speech:  http://youtu.be/apdp_yPuTdU

  ---  Mayor Kepley

City's Upcoming Fiscal Year | 4/3/2014
Your City Commission and staff are budgeting for the 2014 – 2015 fiscal year.  Early indications show a balanced budget with very modest expense increases.  The City still finds itself in sound financial conditions as it has for many years.  This administration has implemented a “no status quo” policy by not assuming the need to replace staff or processes without first re-examining the services rendered for the Kentwood community.  This policy allows the opportunity to streamline processes, cross-train staff, and seek other efficiencies in order to reach an appropriate level of service at a cost savings to the City.  Have a safe Spring Break if you are traveling.  I will be visiting a few colleges with my daughter as I hear some of you will be visiting schools with your children.  Enjoy this time!

  ---  Mayor Kepley

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    Interested in learning more about how to interface with local entreprenuers that are in need of investment? The State of Michigan has recently passed a new law that reduces barriers to this engagement. Find out more via this link: www.placemaking.mml.org/2014/03/26/crowdfundingmi1/

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    The City of Kentwood will be sponsoring Kentwood Pride Day may 3rd at the Kentwood Recycling Center, 5068 Breton Avenue. This event is limited to Kentwood residents with proof of picture identification required. The event will be between the hours of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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