Flier for a Chief Leschi Memorial Walk happening Jan. 27, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Oakbrook Plaza in Lakewood, WA

Nisqually Tribe holds Chief Leschi Memorial Walk

Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 the Nisqually Tribe will hold a Memorial Walk in Lakewood to honor Chief Leschi. The walk is held on his birthday, a date with significance for the tribe and one that holds special meaning. The walk will begin from Oakbrook Plaza at a historical stone marker that acknowledges the hanging of Leschi in 1858 not far …

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Public art comes to Motor Ave.

Jan. 25 2023 Under cloudy skies Wednesday and clad in a bright orange jacket, Seattle artist John Fleming installed his “Colonial Plaza Gateway Arch” to the entrance of Motor Avenue. Those passing on Gravelly Lake Drive may have noticed the large crane stationed at the entrance to Motor Avenue as it slowly and carefully lowered the large, steel pieces to …

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2023 Hidden Heroes: Week 1

Jan. 23, 2023 Local Hero: Brandon Elliott Brandon is a senior at Harrison Preparatory School in Clover Park School District. He has built a long resume of achievements with CPSD, now serving as the Harrison Prep student body president where he advocates for a strong school community that is equitable, unified and kind. Brandon serves as part of the Superintendent’s …

Members of the 2023 Daffodil Festival Royal Court stand with the Lakewood City Council holding certificates in the Lakewood Council Chambers.

Celebrating Lakewood’s royalty

Jan. 20, 2023 Three Lakewood youth were recently selected to represent the Clover Park School District, and ultimately Lakewood, on the 2023 Daffodil Festival Royal Court. At its Jan. 17, 2023 regular meeting the Lakewood City Council recognized the young women, congratulating them on the accomplishment that comes with it the responsibility of not only representing the city on this …

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Lakewood Heroes: Day 7 Our Community

Jan. 16, 2023 Today as we remember, honor and recognize the history, work and progress made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on this day of service we reflect on the many people who make up our community and who embody Dr. King’s message. Our video series “Lakewood Heroes” concludes today with a final look at six people who are …

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Lakewood City Hall, buildings closed

Jan. 16, 2023 Lakewood City Hall and city buildings are closed Monday, Jan. 16, 2023 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service holiday. Regular operations resume Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. The Lakewood City Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 6000 Main Street SW, for a regular meeting.

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Lakewood Heroes: Day 6 Martin Olmos

Jan. 15, 2023 Martin Olmos began volunteering when his five children were young. His passion and love for giving back was passed on to his children, who are now grown and volunteer, following in their father’s footsteps. Olmos remembers what it was like when he first came to America and people stepped up to help him. Now he wants to …

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Lakewood Heroes: Day 5 Anthony Veliz

Jan. 14, 2023 Clover Park School District Director Anthony Veliz shares how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message has influenced his life. He shares his passion for helping youth and ensuring the next generation has opportunities to succeed. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service holiday is Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. As we celebrate this year, we honor the …

City Manager's Weekly Bulletin Jan. 13, 2023

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Jan. 13, 2023

Lakewood Heroes: MLK Video series Every year, the city of Lakewood remembers the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who advocated for justice and equality. This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. As we celebrate the holiday, we honor the theme: Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.  Through a series of …

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Lakewood Heroes: Day 4 LeMarco Mitchell

Jan. 13, 2023 Love. That’s the message LaMarco Mitchell takes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work and it’s what drives him in his role working with Lakewood youth to teach them about financial literacy as a senior community engagement manager with Twin Star Credit Union. “When you give love, you get love,” Mitchell says, who also gives a nod …

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Lakewood Heroes: Day 3 Lua Pritchard

Jan. 12, 2023 Today’s Martin Luther King Jr. video series highlights Lua Pritchard, Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, or APCC. Pritchard shares about the organization she has been part of since 1997 and how Dr. King’s message and vision are evident in the work APCC does every day. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service holiday …

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Lakewood Heroes Day 2: Deputy Mayor Mary Moss

Jan. 11, 2023 Day 2 of our Martin Luther King Jr. video series highlights Lakewood Deputy Mayor Mary Moss. Moss shares why she created the nonprofit Lakewood Multicultural Coalition and how the organization serves the community. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service holiday is Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. As we celebrate this year, we honor the theme: Everybody …

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Lakewood Heroes: Video Series

Jan. 10, 2023 Every year, the city of Lakewood remembers the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to advocate for justice and equality. This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. As we celebrate the holiday this year, we honor the theme: Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.  Through a series …

Lakewood City Manager's Bulletin Jan. 6, 2023.

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Jan. 6, 2023

Celebrating Lakewood’s J’Nai Bridges The Lakewood City Council had the honor to recognize Grammy Award-winning opera singer J’Nai Bridges at its first meeting of the year. Bridges was presented with a proclamation, read by each member of Council, at the meeting. Bridges grew up in Lakewood, attending Idelwild Elementary School before enrolling in Charles Wright Academy in nearby University Place. She has received …

Mezzo-soprano opera singer J'Nai Bridges poses with the Lakewood City Council with a proclamation she was given by the city.

Celebrating Lakewood’s J’Nai Bridges

Jan. 6, 2023 The Lakewood City Council had the honor to recognize Grammy Award-winning opera singer J’Nai Bridges at its first meeting of the year. Bridges was presented with a proclamation, read by each member of Council, at the meeting. Bridges grew up in Lakewood, attending Idelwild Elementary School before enrolling in Charles Wright Academy in nearby University Place. She …

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Hidden Heroes 2023 kick off

Jan. 6, 2023 Beginning Jan. 17, 2023 the city of Lakewood will kick off its 2023 Hidden Heroes campaign as part of its Martin Luther King Jr. recognition and celebration of February as Black History Month. Each week the city will email a newsletter that highlights local, national and international Black and African American leaders and their accomplishments. If you …