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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.   


Thoughts and Prayers for Wyoming and Responding Officers | 1/30/2015
You have likely heard or seen reports regarding yesterday’s response to a domestic violence call in Wyoming where an individual emerged from a home shooting a Wyoming police officer.  We have learned that the officer is home recovering which is great news to us all!  Thoughts and prayers to all that stand in the line of fire to protect us.  We are there for each other and I am very proud of our Command Staff and Officers that quickly responded to the scene along with many other units who would also do the same for us.  Thank you so much!

  ---  Mayor Kepley

Cascade Road and I-96 Interchange Info | 1/28/2015
There will be a public open house to discuss the planned 2015-16 reconstruction of the I-96/Cascade Road interchange in Grand Rapids Township. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Township Officials will be available for questions and comments. This meeting will take place on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 from 4-6 p.m. at Heather Hills Retirement Village 1055 Forest Hill Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. This project is not in Kentwood but may be of interest to our residents that travel in this area.

  ---  Mayor Kepley

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  • City taking applications for open Commission seat

    The City Commission will be taking applications for the open Commissioner at Large seat through February 20th. The Commissioner at Large position represents the entire City. Please review the City Charter for specific requirements if you are unsure if you qualify as an applicant. You may also call 616.698.9610 for more information. Please submit applications to the City Clerk's Office at Kentwood City Hall.

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  • Kentwood Parks Plan Hearing February 9th

    The City of Kentwood Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 5:15 P.M., at the Kentwood Activities Center, 355 48th St. SE. The draft plan will also be available for review. Copies of the proposed City of Kentwood 5 Year Park Plan 2015-2020 will be available for public view at that time.

    To preview the plan CLICK HERE

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