Who Is The Kent Downtown Partnership?


The Kent Downtown Partnership believes everyone deserves access to a vibrant neighborhood – a place that has a thriving local economy that is rich in character featuring inviting public spaces and sense of belonging for residents and visitors

About Us

The KDP is a volunteer driven organization centered around community; we orchestrate shaping the image of our downtown, as a community hub and attractive place for residents, visitors, business and investors.

We are a 501(c)(3) organization serving the Kent community since 1992. Our primary focus is investing in the success of our downtown. We bring people together through events and providing opportunities to be actively engaged. We are the eyes and ears of downtown Kent actively working on building an exciting, appealing and productive place to live, work and play.

Our annual events attract thousands of residents and visitors. We strive to connect community with opportunities, promote small businesses, celebrate visual and performing arts, facilitate beautification projects and host seasonal events.

We are a proud accredited Washington Main Street Community whose mission is to strengthen commerce and promote growth in historic downtown Kent through programs and events that celebrate our unique and diverse community and culture.

We support each other:

  • Investment with both time and financial
  • Volunteerism with initiatives and events
  • Encourage people to visit, live and work in downtown Kent

We invite you to join us to build, support and strengthen our community.

This is your downtown.
Connect. Engage. Belong.

What we do

  • Advocacy – champion our residents and downtown businesses
  • Business Assistance – provide tools and resources to help advance businesses
  • Tax incentives – Main Street Tax Incentive Program (75% credit on your B&O)
  • Volunteerism – provide opportunities to join our team and get involved
  • Beautification – Support a clean, safe and welcoming environment
  • Events – Wine, beer and art events; Clean up events; Networking; Annual special events; Holiday/seasonal



Do you like what we’re doing? Please consider making a tax deductible contribution. Donations help fund events and programs.