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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. 


Department Head Earth Day Clean Up | 4/24/2015
City Department Heads and I got out over lunch time and picked up over 20 full garbage bags of trash along city streets. Thanks to Jets Pizza for their contribution for our hungry trash haulers!

  ---  Mayor Kepley

Thank You GVSU Marketing Class! | 4/23/2015
Thank you to Professor Cowart’s GVSU Marketing Classes for helping us survey and report how our residents like to do business with us!  The survey is still up on our website front page in red.

  ---  Mayor Kepley

Kentwoodpalooza June 17th at Kentwood Library | 4/17/2015
KDL is looking for local teen bands to perform at Kentwoodpalooza on Wednesday, June 17, at the Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch.  Check out this link for more info http://www.kdl.org/teens/go/Kentwoodpalooza_application 

  ---  Mayor Kepley

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  • May 15th Business for Breakfast Event at Kentwood Library

    Representatives from Michigan Work Ready Communities (MiWRC) and the National Career Readiness Certificate(NCRC) will be on-hand to talk about tools being employed to match talent with positions well suited for their skill set.

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  • Kentwood Pride is May 2nd

    The City of Kentwood will be sponsoring its annual Pride Day on May 2nd at the Kentwood Recycling Center, 5068 Breton Avenue. This event is limited to Kentwood residents with proof of picture identification. Hour will be strictly limited from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. as dumpsters will be delivered and taken away at those times. The Salvation Army will be on-site to take in gently used items. Call 616.698.9610 or 616.554.0817 for more information.

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  • Grow Your Business with a Loan from the Kentwood EDC!

    Did you know the Kentwood Economic Development Corporation has a revolving loan fund to help you grow your business? Contact Lisa Golder in our Community Development Office at 616.554.0709 for more information. See attached guidelines for further details

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  • Dog Licenses Available

    The City of Kentwood Treasurer’s Office now offers Dog License purchases and renewals Monday through Friday from 8am - 5pm. A current rabies vaccination certificate is required by law in order to purchase a dog license.

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