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  1. Picture of Bob Olson Parkway Ribbon Cutting

    Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #1

    The No. 1 story for 2017! – Celebrated completion of the Bob Olson Parkway. This had been a top priority for Council and is a tremendous transportation accomplishment for not only Kennewick but the entire region. Read on...
  2. Picture of lighthouse at Clover Island and community

    Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #2

    Countdown continues at No. 2 with the 10-year update to the 20-year Comprehensive Plan. Kennewick’s population is expected to grow by 33,754 new residents by 2037 and the Comp Plan serves as our blueprint for the future. Read on...
  3. Picture of Vista Field Master Plan Drawing

    Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #3

    No. 3 in our countdown is adoption of the Vista Field Master Plan in partnership with the Port of Kennewick. Read on...
  4. Picture of Waste Water Treatment Plant

    Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #4

    At No. 4 is the start of Phase 1 upgrades to the Waste Water Treatment Plant. The project replaces existing UV treatment improving not only quality but also provides for more effective maintenance and system backup. Read on...
  5. Picture of new police officer hires in Council Chambers

    Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #5

    At the No. 5 spot for our 2017 top stories countdown is the hiring of 4 new police officers and fulfilling commitment to hire 15 new officers to combat gang activity by end of 2017. Read on...
  6. Picture of Sign for Future Fire Station #6

    Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #6

    Counting down to No. 6 is the work the Kennewick Fire Department put forth in developing a funding model to support staffing & operations for future Fire Station 6. Read on...
  7. Picture of Columbia Gardens Wine Village

    Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #7

    No. 7 in the countdown - Efforts to develop a brighter, bolder and stronger “sense of place” includes our partnership with the Port of Kennewick at the Columbia Gardens Wine Village. Read on...
  8. Picture of lighthouse at Clover Island

    Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #8

    No. 8 in our top stories of 2017 is the adoption of the Bridge to Bridge-River to Railroad Revitalization Plan. Read on...
  9. Picture of building plans

    Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #9

    Coming in at top story No. 9 is the expansion of our Express Permitting Program. This popular option saves time & money for our local builders in being able to expedite the permit process. Read on...
  10. Various pictures of recreation programs

    Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #10

    Top Story No. 10 is the visioning and community engagement on the 20-year Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Plan. Workshops, outreach, and surveys were conducted this year and lots of great input was received. Read on...
  11. Fire Truck

    Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #11

    Top story No. 11 is the Fire Department’s successful implementation of a new records management system. Read on...
  12. City Staff Presented State Stewardship Award

    Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #12

    City receives State Auditor’s Stewardship Award recognizing the City’s outstanding leadership in promoting a culture of accountability for public resources and dedication to making government work better. Read on...
  13. Police cadets swearing in.

    Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #13

    At No. 13 in our countdown is the new police cadet program. KPD implemented the program for candidates between the ages of 18-22 to enhance training and recruitment efforts. Cadets have the opportunity for hire as full-time officer at the age of 21. Read on...
  14. Port of Kennewick, City, County, & CBC leaders at Columbia Gardens

    Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #14

    We were very excited to have received the Governor’s Smart Communities Award along with the Port of Kennewick, Benton County, and Columbia Basin College for our amazing revitalization partnership! Read on...
  15. Picture of phone with the My Kennewick App displayed

    Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #15

    Launched new official and free mobile app for the City of Kennewick. The app makes it convenient for the City to connect with our residents, businesses, and visitors and for them to stay connected with us. Read on...
  16. Sunset Park Outdoor Fitness Facility

    Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #16

    Installation of the first outdoor fitness facility at Sunset Park. This popular new amenity provides a free gym-quality workout and is designed to accommodate all ages and abilities. Read on...
  17. Mayor presents Santa with key to city at holiday parade.

    Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #17

    Our first annual hometown holiday with a Merry Little Christmas Village and old fashioned parade in Historic Kennewick was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who participated and amped up the holiday cheer! Read on...