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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.   


Response to Campaign Literature | 10/8/2015
I trust you are well, enjoying the fall months of Michigan!  Fall is not just a time to enjoy football games or the change in colors, but also to have meaningful discussions  about  government policies and problems we face as a local community and a nation  as a whole.  I want to encourage participation by our entire citizenry to be informed on Kentwood's city governance.  When we get a chance to have coffee, you will hear how proud I am of our City; a City that has been well managed for decades.
You may  have  recently received campaign mailings  from  candidates whose materials hint  at  a lack of financial oversight and other improprieties by City officials.   The mailings  contained factual misrepresentations, caused public confusion, and called into  question the integrity and character of those entrusted with safeguarding the City's resources. I feel compelled to address these  allegations.

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New City Deputy Administrator | 9/24/2015
Picture of Mark RamboThe City of Kentwood is pleased to announce the new Deputy City Administrator, Mark Rambo.
Mark has a Master of Public Administration degree and comes to us with years of excellent experience as Village Manager of the Village of Howard City and, more recently, Manager of Operations at Grand Valley State University.  Mark also serves as Chairman of the Kent County Road Commission.

Please join me in welcoming Mark, who will begin his new responsibilities on October 5th.

Election Commissioner Debate | 9/22/2015

City of Kentwood Election Commissioner Debate
Government Matters Forum
Kentwood Library
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
6:30-8:30 pm 


First Ward Commisisoner 
Robert Coughlin - Incumbent
William R. Wenzel
At Large City Commission
Steven Redmond - Incument
Thomas Webb 

Ed Swanson's Passing | 7/17/2015
Ed served our Planning Commission from 2002- 2014. He also served on the zoning board from 2005-2009. He assisted the Engineering Department many times on traffic issues. Ed was able to educate City Officials and Leaders bringing changes to the City’s traffic system including the Breton/Walma round-a-bout.

Ed will be greatly missed.


  ---  Mayor Kepley

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