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Our Mission

The City of Kent is dedicated to building a thriving, sustainable, and inclusive community through innovative leadership, inspired teamwork, and an unwavering devotion to responsibly advancing our quality of life.

Our Values

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Do the Right Thing

We take the initiative to do the right thing, especially when no one is looking.

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Care to Serve

We demonstrate our care and concern for others through superior customer service.

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Connect to Understand

We encourage the expression of ideas and we listen for understanding.

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Do it Together

We support and contribute to team decisions and outcomes.

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Find a Better Way

We encourage the exchange of new and creative ideas, especially when they challenge the status quo.

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Be the Difference

We set achievable goals and celebrate good ideas, effort and successes of all sizes.

Total Rewards

The City of Kent is a people-first organization. That's why you'll find a total rewards package that goes beyond traditional benefits. Below is a sample of what you can expect as a City of Kent employee.

Your Time

  • Work-life balance
  • 457 Plan – Similar to a 401k, a 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to save and invest money for retirement with tax benefits
  • Generous paid time off

Your Wellness

  • Accessible health coaching
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage

Your Growth

  • Local seminars to help build personal success
  • Education allotments for tuition support
  • Continuous in-house professional development

What Our People Love About Working at Kent


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