The City of Kent is an incorporated entity
that adopted a city charter by a vote of the people in May
1963. The Kent City Charter provides for a council-manager
form of government.
The City Council is composed of nine members.
Three are elected at-large and six members represent Wards
in the city of Kent. Council members are elected in staggered
terms with each council member and the Mayor serving four-year
terms. The Mayor’s seat is a ceremonial position and the Mayor
presides at meetings of the City Council, voting only in event
of a tie. There are several committees of Kent City Council
which oversee various aspects of the City’s government. The
Committees recommend actions to the full Council. No action
is official until adopted by Kent City Council.
The City Manager is hired by the Kent City Council
and is the City’s Chief Executive Officer. He performs the
administrative duties including the day-to-day operations
of the City. City Council enacts the policies governing the
Kent City government.
For your convenience we have included important
information about your City of Kent City Council Members.
If you should have further questions, please call or e-mail