Mayor of the City of Kentwood
The City of Kentwood is a dynamic, active, growing community. A report issued by the United States Census Bureau named Kentwood the fastest growing city in West Michigan and placed it in the top five in the state.
There is reason for this growth. Kentwood has beautiful homes, good schools, churches and businesses. There is an excellent mix of residential housing styles, the location is convenient to work, shopping and recreational activities are close at hand. There are beautiful parks, good roads, along with a thriving industrial and commercial base. In addition to these attributes, the City tax rate is lowest in the State for a city over 20,000 in population. The City has a wonderful selection of newer buildings with outstanding infrastructure, major interstate highways surround our boarders, and an international airport is at our main entry way. As important as any point, is the commitment this Government makes to its business partners. “We are ready to assist and work with any enterprise that can bring good jobs to our area.
We are blessed with a wonderful community in which to live. We have, and will continue to work together to maintain a high quality of life, building a sense of community and continuing to be the location where businesses and families proudly say: "My address is Kentwood, Michigan".
Richard V. Clanton, Mayor
The Mayor is an elected official of the City and is responsible for the supervision of all City departments. The Mayor functions as the Head Administrator of the City, represents the City at official functions and presides at City Commission meetings.