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Long-term credit ratings in 2018, marking the 20th consecutive year of this distinction.

- Standard & Poors Global and Moody’s Investor Services


Ranked 1st metro area to raise a family out of 100 largest metros.

- Forbes


Ranked 3rd in 2016, Leading Locations Report.

- Area Development Magazine


Ranked 2nd best large city to start a business.


6th Street Bridge
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Ken Parrish

Kent County Treasurer

Ken Parrish was first sworn in as Kent County Treasurer in 1997. Elected to a four-year term, the County Treasurer serves as the custodian of all County funds, and as such is responsible for receipting, recording and investing all money deposited with Kent County government. The County's general tax revenue (e.g. property tax and trailer tax) and general intergovernmental revenue (e.g. the County's share of the state sales tax – also called State Revenue Sharing) are reported as part of the Treasurer's Office's revenues. Learn More »

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