Stephen is a licensed professional engineer and holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Virginia Tech. He has served the citizens of Kentwood as Mayor and head administrator since 2013 (by City Charter, the Kentwood Mayor is also the head administrator for the City, managing day-to-day operations). He previously served as Kentwood’s Director of Engineering and Inspections for 10 years and worked for a national manufacturer of civil engineering product solutions for 15 years prior to his Kentwood service. In January 2018, Mayor Kepley was appointed Chairperson of The Rapid Board of Directors, where he has served since 2013.
Deputy City Administrator
Mark holds a master’s degree in public administration from Grand Valley State University and has been with the City of Kentwood since 2015. Previously, he has served as the Manager of Operations for Grand Valley State University, the Manager of Howard City and the Engineering Programs Coordinator for the City of Walker. He was also appointed to the Board of the Kent County Road Commission in 2009 and has served as Chairperson since 2012.