New Kent Mayor Ralph issues message to residents

Looks forward to challenge of new role after six years on City Council

  • Tuesday, January 2, 2018 1:01pm
  • News

New Kent Mayor Dana Ralph issued the following media release as she begins her four-year term:

It is hard to believe that 2018 is already here, but I am excited about the year ahead and all that it holds for the Kent community.

After six years as a Kent City Council member, serving as your mayor will be a new role for me, but a challenge I am honored to take on. I will work closely with City Council, staff, residents and businesses to move Kent forward and to continue our transformation into a city that we are all proud to call home.

As we work toward a shared future, I will:

• Strive to make sure all residents’ voices are heard

• Build on Mayor Suzette Cooke’s legacy of accessibility and transparency

• Meet with individuals, community groups and businesses to listen to and better understand your hopes, dreams, challenges and concerns

• Encourage all residents to be engaged

• Embrace our differences and build on our strengths

I am excited about Kent’s future and hope you’ll join me in shaping our city.

Let’s get started!

~ Mayor Dana Ralph

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