Posted on: December 31, 2017

Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #1

Picture of Bob Olson Parkway Ribbon Cutting

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 – improving access and connectivi...

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City Front Page News
Posted on: December 30, 2017

Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #2

Picture of lighthouse at Clover Island and community

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. Developed with public in...

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City Front Page News
Posted on: December 29, 2017

Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #3

Picture of Vista Field Master Plan Drawing

No. 3 in our countdown is adoption of the Vista Field Master Plan in partnership with the Port of Kennewick. The plan and development agreement with the Port paves the way to start transforming the 103 acres in the heart of our community into a truly uniq...

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City Front Page News
Posted on: December 28, 2017

Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #4

Picture of Waste Water Treatment Plant

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. This project is very significant &n...

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #5

Picture of new police officer hires in Council Chambers

At the No. 5 spot for our 2017 top stories countdown is the hiring of 4 new Kennewick Police Department officers and fulfilling commitment to hire 15 new officers to combat gang activity by end of 2017 as part of the Criminal Justice Sales Tax St...

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City Front Page News
Posted on: December 26, 2017

Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #6

Picture of Sign for Future Fire Station #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.  Station 6 will be located on Bob Olson Parkway and when built will support o...

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City Front Page News
Posted on: December 26, 2017

Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #7

Picture of Columbia Gardens Wine Village

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. Phase I included beautiful new buildings, streetscape, scenic wildlife t...

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City Front Page News
Posted on: December 24, 2017

Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #8

Picture of lighthouse at Clover Island

No. 8 in our top stories of 2017 is the adoption of the Bridge to Bridge-River to Railroad Revitalization Plan to create a vibrant, mixed-use, pedestrian oriented setting along with design standards to meet the community’s vision for transforming and conn...

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City Front Page News
Posted on: December 23, 2017

Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #9

Picture of building plans

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.

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Posted on: December 22, 2017

Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #10

Various pictures of recreation programs

Counting down to 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 to help guide the future d...

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City Front Page News
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #11

Fire Truck

Top story No. 11 is the Fire Department’s successful implementation of a new records management system.  This regional collaborative effort provided a streamlined solution for compliance with current and future industry standards, improved data r...

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City Front Page News
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #12

City Staff Presented State Stewardship Award

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.

This prestigious award is presented to only a few l...

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City Front Page News
Posted on: December 19, 2017

Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #13

Police cadets swearing in.

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 ...

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City Front Page News
Posted on: December 18, 2017

Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #14

Port of Kennewick, City, County, & CBC leaders at Columbia Gardens

On July 25th we were presented with the Governor’s Smart Communities Award along with the Port of Kennewick, Benton County, WA Government, and Columbia Basin College for our amazing revitalization partnership in the Columbia Drive Urban Revitalization Are...

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Posted on: December 17, 2017

Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #15

Picture of phone with the My Kennewick App displayed

In January 2017 we launched the My Kennewick app to make it more convenient for the City to connect with our residents, businesses, and visitors and for them to stay connected with us. My Kennewick provides convenient access to on-line services, city news...

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City Front Page News
Posted on: December 16, 2017

Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #16

Sunset Park Outdoor Fitness Facility

Our countdown of the top 17 stories in 2017 continues! 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.  Sunset ...

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City Front Page News
Posted on: December 15, 2017

Countdown of the Top 17 Stories in 2017 - #17

Mayor presents Santa with key to city at holiday parade.

We are counting down our top 17 stories in 2017. 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 che...

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City Front Page News

Posted on: January 18, 2018

Entrepreneurial support coming to Kennewick

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FUSE and the City of Kennewick are partnering to establish a business and community accelerator in Downtown Kennewick to support the city’s economic development priority goal, including entrepreneurship, business expansion and job creation.

$40,000 of gran...

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Interview with KVEW TV Economic Development
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Business Financing Resources

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The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCOG) provides assistance with the following business financing resources:

  • Microloan Program for Women & Minority-Owned Businesses
  • Regional Revolving Loan Fund Program (RRLF)
  • Columbia Regional Economic Develop...
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Economic Development
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Stay Connected!

Notify Me Website

Notify Me allows you to subscribe to an unlimited number of email lists, from the Kennewick Business Connection to police briefings or Parks and Rec info. Receive email or text message updates regarding the information you have requested. Check out Notify...

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Economic Development

Posted on: July 17, 2017

Did You Know?

Med Return Box

If you have any unwanted prescription medications, prescription patches, over the counter medications, vitamins, samples or pet medications, you can drop them off no questions asked in a secure collection box in the Kennewick Police Station lobby. &nb...

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Police Department
Posted on: June 21, 2017

When you Leave it - Lock it

Crime Stopper Logo

Did you know that 50% of the time when a vehicle is stolen in Kennewick it is either left unlocked; with the keys or left running unattended? 50% of the time a home is broken into, it is left unlocked or doors and window are left open. 50% of the time whe...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Winter & Spring Activity Guide Released

2018 winter and spring activity guide release

Get active this New Year and find your activity.

Activity Guide Recreation