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Rebekah Kik

Director of Community Planning & Economic Development, City of Kalamazoo W

hen Rebekah Kik looks at the streets, land and buildings of Kalamazoo, she does it with an artist’s eye. She can’t help it. That’s because this urban planner and Parchment native is an architect by training who feeds her soul by creating watercolors, sketches and, most recently, stamped silverware with custom messages. Kik’s creative eye comes in handy as she heads a more-than-40-person department that oversees the city’s building and trades, economic development, community development, planning and zoning, and rental housing and inspections. (continued on page 45)

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