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elcome to the City of Kent, the sixth largest city in the state of Washington and the third largest in King County! As a lifelong resident of Kent, I couldn’t be more excited to be the city’s new mayor, and I am proud to show off our city which celebrates people, languages and cultures from around the world. Whether you’re new to Kent or have lived here for years, I invite you to explore our beautiful city and all that it has to offer on the East Hill, West Hill and Kent Valley. Each area of Kent has its own attractions, neighborhoods and personality, but they combine to make a city I am proud to call home.

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STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW EMERGENCY: 911 Tip Line (for crimes not currently in progress): 253-856-5800 CITY OF KENT City Hall: 220 4th Ave S http://wwwcikentwaus/ CITY COUNCIL There are seven City Council members, each elected to four-year terms Their terms are staggered, with elections held every odd-numbered year. Meetings are the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 pm except in December, when the Council meets on the second Tuesday of the month. The first meetings of the month in August and November are held at 5 pm. KENT LIBRARY 212 2nd Ave N, Kent 98032 253-859-3330 Monday-Thursday: 10 am to 9 pm Friday: 10 am to 6 pm Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm Sunday: 1-5 pm

WASTE DISPOSAL If you do not currently receive garbage and/or recycling service, please contact Republic Services at 253-872-7220 to establish service. UTILITIES Centennial Building, 400 W Gowe St, Ste 122 Monday-Friday 9 am to 4 pm 253-856-5201 Finance@kentwagov HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE For a list of accepted materials and quantity limits and restrictions, call the Household Hazards Line at 206-296-4692 BOW LAKE RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION 18800 Orillia Rd S, Tukwila Hours: Tue - Fri 6am - 8pm Sat - Sun 8:30am -5:30pm yourkingcountgov 206-477-4466

KING COUNTY WASTE MOBILE Weekly Wastemobile service available at The Oulet Collection (formerly SuperMall) in Auburn each Saturday The Outlet Collection, 1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn Hours: 10am - 5pm ROAD AND TRAFFIC INFORMATION Radio: 1650AM wwwdrivekentcom Permit Center Centennial Center Bldg 400 W Gowe Street 253-856-5300 VOTER REGISTRATION King County Elections 919 SW Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057-2906 206-296-VOTE (8683) TTY: 206-296-0109 Fax: 206-296-0108 Weekdays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm http://wwwkingcountygov/ depts/electionsaspx

POST OFFICES Downtown: 216 W Gowe St Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm East Hill: 10612 SE 240th St Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 6 pm Saturday 8:30 am to 3 pm Midway: 23418 Pacific Highway S Monday - Friday 10 am to 4 pm

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STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW continued from previous page Department of Licensing Office: 25410 74th Ave S 253-872-6019 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8 am to 5 pm Thursday 9 am to 5 pm Saturday 8 am to noon Vehicle Emissions Testing 3002 A St SE Auburn, 98002 253-939-1225 805 SW 10th St Renton, 98055 425-228-6453 Pet License King County Animal Shelter 21615 64th Ave S 206-296-7387 Marriage License King County Regional Justice Center 401 Fourth Ave N 206-205-7330

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELP Domestic Abuse Crises Line 425-656-7867

Commuter Shuttle: Links Sounder rail with Kent Valley businesses 918 is the route number for the Commuter Shuttle metrokingcountygov or 206-553-3000

Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-562-6025 (voice/TTY) YWCA Domestic Violence Advocacy line: 425-226-1266, ext 1017

FIRE STATIONS Fire Station 71: 504 West Crow Street

Consejo Counseling: 253-856-9000 TRANSPORTATION Public Transit King County Metro: tripplannerkingcountygov or call 206-553-3000 Sound Transit buses & Sounder Commuter Rail: wwwsoundtransitorg Local Shuttle Services Circulating Shuttle: Free shuttle serving Downtown Kent & Kent East Hill Monday to Saturday More info: metrokingcountygov or call 206-553-3000

Fire Station 72: 25620 140th Avenue SE Fire Station 73: 26512 Military Road South Fire Station 74: 24611 116th Avenue SE Fire Station 75: 15635 SE 272nd Street Fire Station 76: 20676 72nd Avenue South Fire Station 77: 20717 132nd Avenue SE Fire Station 78: 17820 SE 256th

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PERSON of the YEAR LEAVING HER MARK ON A CHANGING CITY Departing mayor made most of 12 years to enhance, protect growing community BY STEVE HUNTER shunter@kentreporter.com o two topics dominated Suzette N Cooke’s attention in her 12 years as Kent mayor as much as the ShoWare Center and the Green River. Shortly after voters elected Cooke in 2005, city leaders focused on bringing an arena to the growing town. The city-owned events center opened in 2009. “I was always disturbed as Kent

grew that we had to take our big events outside of Kent,” Cooke said during an interview last week at City Hall as her final days in office come to an end. “ShoWare accommodates our large banquets and meetings. We long ago had outgrown Kent Commons and the Senior Center for community events.” Not long after the arena opened, Cooke’s days, weeks, months and years became filled with threats of the Green River flooding the Kent Valley because of a leak in the

Howard Hanson Dam. Nearly 1,200 people attended a public meeting in October 2009 at the ShoWare Center to learn about the threats of flooding and what they can do to protect themselves. “Little did I know the Howard Hanson Dam would create such a panic about flooding,” Cooke recalled. “I heard from people who left money on the table for a house they were buying and leaving. People said they could not sleep because they were afraid of a flood.” Now as 2018 nears, the accesso ShoWare Center and the Green River

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levee system remain top priorities for Kent. And because of Cooke’s work over the past 12 months as well as her 12 years, she is the 2017 Kent Reporter Person of the Year. LEVEE REPAIRS NEEDED City, state, King County and federal funds continue to be spent to repair Green River levees as Kent nears completion of a multi-million dollar program started almost a decade ago to protect homes and businesses from flooding. Government bodies have spent about $72 million ($12 million by Kent) since 2008 to upgrade the levees, according to Mike Mactutis, city environmental engineering manager. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fixed the Hanson Dam seepage issue in 2012 but city leaders learned levee repairs were needed in Kent to get the Green River system accredited by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which would remove properties behind the levee from FEMA flood maps to reduce development restrictions and flood insurance requirements in the Kent Valley. “We focused on rebuilding the levees, and it is still continuing,” Cooke said. “But major improvements have been made to help secure the valley properties.” Continued on next page

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Cooke said she hears complaints about the funds spent to repair the levees. “For anyone that thinks it will only affect a small portion of Kent so why invest millions of dollars, they don’t know how water runs back and covers a great area,” she said. Without the Horseshoe Bend levee in south Kent near Central Avenue South, a Green River flood would cover land all the way to Renton, Cooke said. SHOWARE BENEFITS Meanwhile, the $84.5 million ShoWare Center has turned into a destination. The 6,025-seat arena is home to the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League, the Tacoma Stars of the Major Arena Soccer League, the Seattle Mist of the Legends Football League, numerous concerts and family shows, high school and college graduations and free community events such as the Kent International Festival. “It really is a community facility for both entertainment and gatherings,” Cooke said. Elizabeth Albertson, who served on the Kent City Council from 2006 to 2013, recently credited Cooke at a farewell party at City Hall for her work to bring an arena to Kent.

“We took a lot of junk the week that opened because it happened to open the same time the recession hit,” Albertson said. “But the people were asking us to build it. We did it, we persevered and we have continued to make Kent a great place. It was your leadership that said we are going to do this. We found a way to pay for it and it is reaping benefits in ways that we will never know.” The arena has lost money each year since it opened in 2009, a loss of nearly $4 million in eight years. The city spends about $500,000 per year to help cover those losses. But the losses have been lower the last couple of years with the Thunderbirds advancing far in the hockey playoffs and a few more concerts and other events getting booked each year. Despite the operating deficit, Cooke said the facility overall benefits the community. “When one thinks about the whole picture - and what we don’t count in the bottom line is the admissions tax on the tickets which brings operating costs to a positive and we add the economic return to businesses, a study a few years ago noted about $25 million (annually) was brought into the community,” she said. “It supported a lot of businesses during the recession.”

The outgoing mayor enjoys how the arena brings in events such as Khalsa Day, a Sikh religious and colorful festival filled with music, prayer, food and demonstrations and the city’s You Me We festival that celebrates the work of youth, teen and family resources serving Kent and showcases the talents of young local performers. “The opportunity to bring families together for free events where we are learning about each other, sharing and adding values to people’s lives, that warms my heart,” Cooke said. LEADERSHIP, PEOPLE SKILLS Derek Matheson, city chief administrative officer, said at Cooke’s farewell party at City Hall that she will be remembered for much more than her three terms as mayor. “It’s more than just 12 years – it’s 40-plus years of being a leader in the Kent community starting with leading the Senior Center, the Chamber of Commerce, representing Kent in the Legislature,” Matheson said. “You have many, many accomplishments. “But I think your legacy is the people that you leave to your successor. The people you hired, but also the people that your predecessors hired and you mentored along the way. I know that you

know that your staff not only respects you but absolutely loves working for you.” Cooke knows people will remember her for the ShoWare Center and the Green River, but she expects her outreach to Kent’s diverse community will be recognized as well. “The changes in population that have occurred in Kent - in a fairly compressed time period with both immigrants and refugees - has been the greatest change agent for the future of this community,” she said. The mayor has worked with nonprofit and volunteer groups to welcome people from all countries to Kent. “Many immigrants are here for business and education opportunities,” she said. “They come with skills and have a strong sense of family, education and business.” Refugees come to town, many after living years in camps. “That’s a life most of us can’t even imagine,” she said. “But what kept them alive was hope for their children.” Cooke said people who arrive here from African countries and the Middle East reminds her of the Vietnamese immigration to America that started in the 1970s after the Vietnam War. Continued to next page

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“People ere escaping death to seek the possibility of a better future for their children and were making sacrifices similar to what we see now,” Cooke said about people who work two jobs in an effort to support their families. With Cooke’s 12 years as mayor, she tied her predecessor Jim White for the second longest tenure in Kent’s 127-year history behind Isabel Hogan, who served 16 years from 1969 to 1985, according to city records. Neither Cooke nor White ran for a fourth term. FUTURE PLANS Cooke, 68, remains too focused on her final days as mayor to think about what’s next. “I have no idea,” she said. “I really don’t. I have avoided setting up plans for what I am going to do next because I’m enjoying so much what I am doing here.” Cooke lives with her mother, Virginia Allen, 90, in a condo in The Lakes neighborhood near the Green River. Cooke’s husband David Cooke committed suicide in 2009 at their East Hill home. “I have a honey do list from my mother,” Cooke said. “I moved in with her. I have a little tiny bedroom. We are hooked together. She is still

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a character. Her red hair and freckles show through with her personality.” Cooke said she still has “downsizing to do,” prior to figuring out what’s next in her life. “Whatever I do next, it will be something that engages people in embracing and stretching their talents and others around them,” she said. “That’s my niche. I worked with the developmentally disabled my

first job, and I’ve done teaching and coaching. I get the best return on that because of the feedback I get.” Matheson, the city’s CAO, like others, remains uncertain what Cooke will do. “Best wishes for the next phase,” he told Cooke at her farewell party. “We don’t know what that is, but we know you will continue to be a leader, just in a different place in a

different way.” Council President Bill Boyce praised Cooke’s skills to lead. “When you talk about leadership, it’s really about the shadow of a leader,” Boyce said. “When Suzette leaves, her imprint will still be here and that’s what you want from the shadow of a leader.”

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We were the second city to incorporate in King County. Our valley transformed from exclusively farming into the second largest distribution and manufacturing center on the West Coast and the fourth largest in the nation. From here we make things that not only travel the world but fly into space. Our city is an economic engine that powers the dynamic Puget Sound region. WE ARE A PLACE OF DIVERSITY.

WE ARE KENT. Welcome to our new brand. In an effort to find a common point of view and consistent representation of Kent, a large group of community stakeholders went through a branding process spearheaded by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, City of Kent, Kent Chamber of Commerce and Kent Downtown Partnership. The process included multiple round table discussions businesses, residents and students, faith-based organizations, boards and commissions and elected leadership. Finding out how these individuals see Kent, what they observe, and learning what they think about Kent helped find the essence of our community… its brand. It’s important to note that a brand is much more than a tagline or a logo. Cities with strong brands find it easier to sell products and services, and attract residents and tourists. While the process revealed a new branding logo and tagline, the brand statement outlines what Kent is made of, what it passes from generation to generation, and what makes it different from other places. That’s how we sell Kent. WE ARE A PLACE OF ASPIRATIONS AND HAVE BEEN SINCE OUR BEGINNING. We started as a farming community that became our foundation for decades. Hops, lettuce, dairy, and a host of other crops gave birth to the cornucopia symbol still found throughout the Kent community. WE ARE A PLACE WITH DIRECTION.

We have grown to the sixth largest city in Washington state and yet, our neighborhoods and schools cultivate a home-town feel with a variety of housing options and a park and trail network that rivals much bigger communities. 138 world languages are spoken in our homes and our population is a reflection of dramatic global influences that are shown in our diverse shops, restaurants, and services. WE ARE A PLACE CONNECTED. We are at the geographic center of the metropolitan area and our city reflects our unique regional position. We are well connected with a stop for the Sounder rail stretching from Everett through Seattle to Tacoma. Positioned minutes from one of the nation’s busiest airports and two seaports allow us to bring the world to America and America’s products to the world. WE ARE A PLACE OF OPPORTUNITY. Our historic downtown is under-going a dramatic transformation as residential development is being built alongside an historic downtown with an adjacent lifestyle center offering both old and new in one exciting place. Downtown Kent is the center of government for South King County and our ShoWare Center is a place where we gather to watch hockey, concerts, and special events. We invite you to reconnect with the place you call home and the place you work. We welcome you to explore the amenities, the culture, the history, and the exciting plans we have for the future. We encourage you to soak in life in a city that is globally important yet focused on families from here and around the world.

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Whether you’re looking to get involved, get in shape or just hang out, we offer something for everyone: Full Court Basketball • Soccer • Breakdancing Step Team • Volunteer/ Mentor Opportunity Video Game Room • Music Studio and more Ages 7th grade through 19 years of age. I.D. is required. School ASB card or Driver’s License. No hats allowed. Monday–Thursday, 4:30–9 p.m. | Friday, 4:30–9:45 p.m. Saturday, 5:30–9:45 p.m. | 11000 SE 264th, Kent Be sure to check us out at KentTeens.com for pictures, program updates, and upcoming special events

ADAPTIVE RECREATION The Adaptive Recreation Division offers a full range of programs and services for residents with and without disabilities in our community. Please call 253-8565030 for information or details about specific programs STATEMENT OF INCLUSION “Everyone in Kent shall have the opportunity to equally participate in, benefit from, and enjoy the parks and recreation programs and facilities. Our mission is dedicated to enriching the lives of all persons participating in Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services.” ADULT PROGRAMS

ACCESS TO RECREATION The city of Kent and the Kent Parks Foundation have partnered to increase the number of sliding scale scholarships we can offer for qualifying Kent families and youth seeking to participate in City recreation programs.

Like many of the cities across the United States, our community has weathered challenging economic times. Yet the Kent Chamber of Commerce continues to grow and thrive with fantastic support and partnership from our members. The Kent Chamber is the number one resource for the Kent business community, constantly responsive to its ever changing needs and concerns. We have nearly 500 member companies representing approximately 26,000 employees in our region. The Kent Chamber of Commerce is THE most influential advocate for businesses in the Kent community. We support economic and legislative efforts designed to strengthen and expand the Kent community with programs of civic, social and cultural nature that are designed to increase the value of our community. At the Kent Chamber of Commerce we bring businesses together in dynamic, profitable

ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES Spring/Summer League This is the largest league with typically 100+ teams scheduled for Men’s (C, D, E, Rec), Coed (D, E, Rec), Business and Church leagues. New for 2018...the return of Women’s Leagues.

14 league games, all teams will be seeded into a modified single/ double elimination tournament. Season starts mid April and finishes in late June/early July. Teams are dual sanctioned with ASA and USSSA. Late Summer/Early Fall League (2nd Season) 70+ teams registered as Men’s D, E and Rec and Coed E, Rec and Coed Business. 10 league games, single elimination for all teams. Season starts late July and finishing early September. Teams are dual sanctioned with ASA and USSSA. 2018 2nd Season Information Will be available in early May 2018 ADULT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE 2018 Spring Season Spring Season runs Late-March through the end of May Registration will begin in early February 2018 Teams will get 8 matches plus a league tournament

ways. Whether members are networking * Educational resources to help sustain and grow healthy companies. with one another, learning marketing tips, immersing themselves in issues that impact * Advertising and Marketing vehicles to reach business or tapping into an array of educational targeted customers services, we give local business owners the tools * Networking opportunities to connect with to help them thrive! the community and grow your business We encourage you to get involved today. while making key partnerships (luncheons, Committees are a key component of the Kent breakfasts, ribbon cuttings, After Hours, Chamber of Commerce.They are comprised of speed networking) Chamber members and are formed to address Become involved today! Join one of our specific issues or interest areas.They are also one of the best ways for our members to become dynamic committees: actively involved in policy development around • Ambassador Committee various local issues. It is this type of grassroots • Government Affairs Committee involvement that sets our Chamber of Commerce • Education Committee apart from other organizations by providing an • Business Services & Events Committee effective voice for businesses. • Finance Committee It takes resources and personnel to ensure that the quality of our efforts continues and you can assist the Chamber and community by Our members continually raise the bar in the remaining a current member or becoming one way they support each other and our Chamber. TODAY! Contact the Kent Chamber of Commerce at We LEAN for Kent Chamber members! 253.854.1770 or membership@kentchamber. * Legislative Advocacy on issues important to com. We look forward to partnering with you! Kent businesses. 2031029

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PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES KENT COMMONS COMMUNITY CENTER, 525 4TH AVENUE NORTH, KENT, WA 98032

FITNESS CLASSES Join us for a complete body workout to terrific music in a variety of fitness classes. Your choice of Bench Stepping, Fitness Ball, Jazzercise™, Zumba, Zumba Gold, Mixxedfit, Yoga and Boot camp or any combination will help you burn fat, build endurance and have fun while exercising. BASKETBALL Tuesday - Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free with registration for Open Basketball Card (See front desk) RACQUETBALL Racquetball is available MondayThursday 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. PICKLEBALL Program focuses on recreational play and honing your skills in a non-competitive environment. Offering Senior (50+) and all ages sessions. Schedules available at the Kent Commons.

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The Conditioning Room features Nautilus Weight Machines for a complete workout. Also available are treadmills, stair climbers, exercise bikes and a chin/dip/ stomach machine. The conditioning room is available Monday-Thursday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Fastpitch softball for girls grades 3rd-12th. Registration begins in January, deadline is in March. Season runs April-June.

BODY CONDITIONING AND WEIGHT TRAINING Individual instruction on the proper use of fixed weight equipment (Nautilus), a variety of exercises for each weight station, how to develop a personal training program. YOUTH SPORTS SPRING SPORTS

T-BALL & TOSSBALL For Pre-K to 2nd Grade boys and girls. Teams are coed. Registration begins in December. YOUTH TRACK Youth Track program run in conjunction with the Kent School District. For boys and girls grades 4-6. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Volleyball for girls in 6th-12th grade. Registration opens in November, deadline is in February. Season runs March-May. FALL SPORTS

BOYS BASEBALL Youth Boys Baseball for 3rd 12th grade. Registration starts in January with practices starting in April.

YOUTH SOCCER Coed, Boys and Girls Soccer starting with Pre-K all the way up to 7th grade. Registration starts in late Spring, deadline is in August.

FLAG FOOTBALL Youth Flag Football for 3rd/4th Grade League and a 5th/6th Grade League. Play begins in October. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Volleyball for girls in 7th-12th grade. Registration begins in May, deadline is in September. Season runs September-November. WINTER SPORTS ELEMENTARY BASKETBALL Youth Basketball for Boys and Girls grades 3-6. Coed Youth Basketball for grades Kindergarten - 2. MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Middle School and High School boys basketball for grades 7 to 12. Registration starts in September. Games start in January. WANT TO SPONSOR A TEAM? Are you or your company interested in sponsoring one of our youth sports teams? For $150 you get a team full of kids running around the greater Kent

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area wearing a t-shirt with your company logo/information on it. Cheap way to advertise. To get more information print a Sponsorship Form at home or call (253) 856-5000. YOUTH SPORTS OFFICIALS WANTED Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Services is looking for new and experienced youth sports officials. Must be 14 years of age or older. If you are interested in officiating soccer, flag football, basketball, volleyball, or umpiring baseball or fastpitch, please call 253-856-5000. AFTER SCHOOL ALL-STARS Through a partnership with community agencies, this program is offered at Meeker, Meridian and Mill Creek Middle Schools. Students must register, but the program is free. More information on the program can be found in the schools main office. Each location has its own activities, classes and special events.

The goals of the program: To provide positive after school activities and a safe, structured and supervised environment for middle school students. This program is perfect for students not involved in school sports or school activities, or between sports and programs their school offers. LATE NIGHT MERIDIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL Calling all 7th grade to 19 year olds! Open every Tuesday from 5:30-9 p.m. Open gym and more! 23480 120th Ave. S.E. Bring all your friends and your ID. MILL CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL Open to all 6-8 graders! Every Friday from 6-9:30 p.m. Open gym, games, sports, arts & crafts. Bring all your friends .Registration form available at KentTeens.com or in the school office. ID may be required for 7th & 8th graders.

CULTURAL PROGRAMS DIVISION/KENT ARTS COMMISSION KENT ARTS COMMISSION Founded by City Ordinance in 1975, the Arts Commission is an advisory board of 14 volunteer citizens, appointed by the Mayor to promote cultural programs and provide citizen input to the planning of arts and cultural activities in Kent. www.kentarts.com PUBLIC ART PROGRAM The City’s public art collection includes more than 400 pieces with a value of more than $1.5 million. Many pieces are portable works that are displayed in public areas of City buildings. The collection also includes installations, earthworks and projects that are integrated into buildings and parks. VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITS Exhibits are held annually, including a Summer Art Exhibit, Kent Student Art Walk, and exhibits in the Centennial Center Gallery. • March – Student Art Exhibit • April/May – Danny Pierce Exhibit • June/July/August – Summer Art Exhibit • September/October – John Bunkley • November/December – Graham Schodda and Justin Gibbens SPOTLIGHT SERIES This series, presented in Kent’s high school performing arts centers, features music concerts, theatre productions and dance performances by nationally and internationally recognized touring performers, as well as regional artists. www.kentarts.com for tickets and more information.

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• March 9: John McEuen & the String Wizards “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” 7:30 p.m., Kent-Meridian PAC • March 23: Frank Ferrante in “An Evening with Groucho” 7:30 p.m., Kent-Meridian PAC • August: 2018-2019 season announced and tickets on sale

KENT’S FOURTH OF JULY SPLASH A FREE fun family 4th of July celebration, featuring performances, games and activities, food booths, fireworks and more. • Wednesday, July 4, noon to approximately 10:30 p.m., Lake Meridian Park www.kentwa.gov/residents/parks-recreation-and-community-services/ events/fourth-of-july-splash

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Performances throughout July and August in three locations: • “Wednesday Picnic Performances” are especially for kids, noon to 1 p.m., Town Square Plaza, July 11 through August 15 • “Wednesday Family Date Night,” 6 to 8 p.m., Kent Station (produced by Kent Station), July 11 through August 29 • “Thursdays at the Lake” 7 to 8:30 p.m., Lake Meridian Park, July 12 through August 16 WWW.KENTARTS.COM FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE

CORNUCOPIA DAYS 5K • Saturday, July 14, 9:00 a.m., Three Friends Fishing Hole, 20025 Russell Road $10 (or $25 with shirt) prior to July 12, $15 (or $35 with shirt) on race day Participants age 60 and over FREE courtesy of the Tab Wizard! (Add $15 for shirt) www.kentwa.gov/residents/parks-recreation-and-community-services/ events/kent-cornucopia-days-5k

KENT KIDS’ ARTS DAY A full day of hands-on arts activities and performances for kids and families. www.kentarts.com • Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kent Commons $10 for kids, adults and under 2 years old are free

CHRISTMAS RUSH FUN RUN AND WALK • Saturday, December 8, 9:50 a.m. (10K), 10 a.m. (5K), Hogan Park at Russell Road $10 (or $25 with shirt) until December 1, $20 (or $35 with shirt) after December 1 Pre-registration closes at midnight on December 6 www.kentwa.gov/residents/parks-recreation-and-community-services/ events/christmas-rush-fun-run-and-walk

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MUSIC Koffee Klatch, Tuesday Jazz, Karaoke, Smooth Tones Singers, and Pineapple Express Ukulele Singers

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KENT at a GLANCE Kent is the sixth largest city in Washington State with a population of approximately 120,000 and covers a geographic area of 34 square miles. Named one of the “Best Places to Live” by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Kent is a culturally rich destination with well-established neighborhoods, award winning parks and great school systems making it a fantastic community to live and raise a family. Located in the heart of the Green River Valley, Kent’s breathtaking setting features views of Mount Rainier and the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. Only seven miles from SeaTac International Airport, Kent is conveniently located 18 miles from both Seattle and Tacoma, with quick access to Interstate 5, State Route 167 and other major highways. A STRONG LOCAL ECONOMY As the fourth largest manufacturing and distribution center in the United States, Kent’s vibrant and diverse economy has a well-earned reputation as the economic barometer for the region. Home to over 4,500 businesses and approximately 78,000 jobs, Kent’s $8 billion gross business income is the highest among its peer cities in South King County.

CITY LIMITS OF KENT, WASHINGTON 47° 22’ 58” N, 122° 13’ 37” W

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The Bereiter House, home of the Kent Museum. The house was completed in 1908 by Emil Bereiter, an owner of the Covington Lumber Company and Kent’s Mayor 1912-1913. Seven different families have lived in the building, including a pharmacist, a prominent Japanese produce dealer and an owner of the East Hill Fuel Company. The house was originally sited on nearly four acres of land with a gazebo, carriage barn, orchard, and pastures. In June 2008, the Bereiter House was nominated as a landmark through the King County Landmarks Commission. Additionally, after evaluating the earliest coats of paint, the City of Kent repainted the house, returning it to its earlier colors. Today, the Bereiter House accommodates thousands of items donated by Kent residents that are maintained and exhibited through the Greater Kent Historical Society (GKHS) and museum staff. These items help tell the story of Kent and the area timeline. Gardens on the museum grounds honor veterans who serve or have served in the Armed forces and Americans who were interned during WWII. Resources are available for research, tours are available during open hours or by appointment, and the facility is available for special occasions. Please stop by the museum at 855 East Smith St. and step back in time with the history of Kent. Our hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 12 noon until 4pm. Parking is in the back of the house on Temperence Street. 253-854-4330.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE This committee analyzes current market forces to develop long term solutions. Recruiting new businesses, creatively converting unused space for new uses, and sharpening the competitiveness of the existing downtown merchants are examples of economic development activities. Additionally, the members of this committee will help existing businesses expand and recruit specific businesses for a better downtown business mix. DESIGN COMMITTEE

Kent Downtown Partnership is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 membership organization dedicated to serving and promoting the downtown Kent business community. KDP works in collaboration with downtown businesses, property owners, residents, governmental agencies, and citizen-based community organizations. KDP is a proactive leadership organization, cultivating and strengthening public and private partnerships to increase investment in downtown, business recruitment and retention, residential and retail development, improved parks and green spaces, and a better quality of life. KDP’s vision is to make downtown Kent a thriving destination by promoting a core of vibrant, mixed uses in a pedestrian-friendly environment. Our emphasis is on businesses, restaurants, art, entertainment, public facilities, and infrastructure development that supports the revitalization and continued prosperity of the downtown business community. MAIN STREET PROGRAM Kent Downtown Partnership is affiliated with the state and national Main Street Program, which was founded by the National Trust of Historic Preservation in 1977. The Trust provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save and protect irreplaceable and historic places, and to revitalize America’s communities.

An inviting atmosphere created through window displays, parking areas, signs, colorful banners, sidewalks, street lights, and landscaping all improve the physical image of the downtown as a quality place to shop, work, walk, invest in, and live. Design improvements result in a reinvestment of public and private dollars to downtown. PROMOTIONS & MARKETING COMMITTEE This committee creates excitement downtown. Street festivals, retail events, and image development campaigns are some of the ways Main Street encourages customer traffic. You will be selling the image and promise of Main Street to all prospects. By marketing the district’s unique characteristics to shoppers, investors, new businesses, and visitors, an effective promotion strategy forges a positive image through advertising, retail promotional activity, and special events. BUSINESS AND OCCUPATION TAX COMMITTEE Responsible for educating the businesses and bringing in B&O Tax Incentive Program contributors. CLEAN-UP DAY COMMITTEE Responsible for organizing KDP’s annual Clean-Up Day twice a year in partnership with the City of Kent.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP Weekly E-Blast and Quarterly Newsletter Kent Downtown Partnership publishes a weekly e- Blast and quarterly newsletter that provides up-todate information on news and events. FUNDING KDP has a membership base of nearly 120 businesses and businesses who contribute to the WA ST B&O Tax Incentive Program. These funds are used for a variety of programs and projects including façade improvement grants; hanging baskets, planters, art, signs, banners, and roof lighting that promote an inviting downtown atmosphere. Also KDP produces community events, educational workshops for business owners and their employees, and marketing and promotional efforts.

Interested in learning more about the benefits of joining Kent Downtown Partnership and how you can become a member? Call KDP office at 253813-6976 or email info@kentdowntown.org

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DOWNTOWN BREAKFAST HOUR EVENTS Kent Downtown Partnership hosts three morning events per year where members are invited to enjoy breakfast during presentations on topics concerning downtown. The Downtown Breakfast Hours also provide networking opportunities to learn more about fellow members. COMPANY EXPOSURE On KDP’s website, we are linked to each business (if they have a website), just by clicking on the name of their business. This allows anyone wanting more information on the business to go directly to their website. COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION Members are invited to participate on Kent Downtown Partnership committees that discuss important policy issues and projects, and actively participate in establishing and achieving goals that are crucial to the success of downtown Kent. Current committees you can serve on are:

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PARKS and PROGRAM SITES American Colleges of Mixed Martial Arts (ACMMA) 704 W. Meeker St, Kent (253) 854-7535 Arbor Heights 360 Skate Park 11525 SE 240 St Bereiter House/Greater Kent Historical Society Museum 855 E Smith St Boeing Employees Tennis Center 6727 S 199 Pl Briscoe Park, S 190 St Burlington Green W Meeker & Railroad Ave N Campus Park, Canyon Drive & S 252 St Canterbury Park, 24409 100 Ave SE Centennial Center, 400 W. Gowe St Chestnut Ridge Park, 9901 S 203 St Clark Lake Park between SE 240 & SE 248 @ 127 Ave SE East Hill Park, 10920 SE 248 Eastridge Park, 143 SE & SE 257 Fairwood Martial Arts 17134 116 Ave SE, Renton 425-255-8144 First Ave Plaza, 219 1 Ave S Foster Park, 259 & 74 Ave S Garrison Creek Park 218 St & 98 Ave S Glenn Nelson Park, Military Rd & S 268 Grandview Off-Leash Dog Park 3600 S 228th St, SeaTac Green View Park, SE 277 Pl & 120 Pl SE Hart’s Gymnastics Center 26415 79 Ave S, Kent (253) 520-1973 Kaibara Park 1 Ave between W Smith & W Meeker St Kent Bowl 1234 N Central Ave 253-852-3550 Kent Centennial Center, 400 W Gowe St

Kent Library, 212 N 2 Ave

Riverbend Golf Complex 2019 W Meeker St

Kent Lions Skate Park W Smith & Interurban Trail

Hogan Park at Russell Road, 24400 Russell Rd

Kent Memorial Park Building 850 N Central Ave

Salt Air Vista Park, 24615 26 Pl S

Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center 10020 SE 256 St Kent Parks Community Center 11000 SE 264 St

Saqra’s Studio, 23625 41st Ave Scenic Hill Park 25826 Woodland Way S

Kent Meridian Pool, 25316 101 St SE

Service Club Ballfields 14402 SE 288 St

Kent Rotary Downtown Basketball Court James St (SE 240)

Seven Oaks Park SE 259 St & 118 Pl SE

Kent Senior Activity Center 600 E Smith St Kent Valley Ice & Events Centre 6015 W James St

ShoWare Center 625 W. James St 253-856-6999

Kentwood Performing Arts Center 25800 164 Ave SE, Covington

SKIP/Children’s Therapy Center (SKIP/CTC) 10811 Kent-Kangley Rd 253-854-5660

Kiwanis Tot Lot #1, S 1 Ave & W Crow St

Soos Creek Maintenance Bldg 24810 148 Ave SE

Kiwanis Tot Lot #2, N 2 Ave & W Cloudy St

Soos Creek Park/ Gary Grant Park-King Co SE 208 @ 136 Ave SE

Kiwanis Tot Lot #3 Alexander St between E Chicago & E Seattle St

Springwood Park SE 274 St & 128 Pl SE

Kiwanis Tot Lot #4 S 5 Ave & W Crow St

Three Friends Fishing Hole S 196 St & 58 Pl

Lake Fenwick Park 25828 Lake Fenwick Road

Titus Railroad Park, 1 Ave & Titus St

Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272 St Linda Heights Park, S 248 & 35 Ave S Meridian Glen Park, 137 Ave SE & SE 275 Pl

Town Square Plaza 2 Ave & Harrison St Turnkey Park, 23312 100 Ave SE Uplands Playfields, 836 W Smith St

Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Park 742 E Titus St Morrill Meadows Park 10600 SE 248 St

Van Doren’s Landing 21901 Russell Rd West Fenwick Park, 3824 Reith Rd West Hill Skate Park 42 Ave S & Reith Rd

Neely-Soames Historic Home 5311 S 237 Pl

Willis Street Greenbelt, W Willis between 4 Ave S & 6 Ave S

Kent Commons, 525 4 Ave N

Old Fishing Hole Frager Rd, S of W Meeker St

Kent Kherson Peace Park 2 Ave & W Gowe St

Rosebed Park 1 Ave between W Gowe & W Meeker St

Wilson Playfields, 13028 SE 251 St Yangzhou Park Railroad Ave & W Smith St

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Residents Guide - 2018  

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Residents Guide - 2018  

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