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Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: April 12, 2024

City of Lakewood announces intent to purchase part of former QFC property in downtown core The City recently announced its intent to acquire a key piece of real estate in the Central Business District. The property is connected to the former QFC site, located between Motor Avenue, Bridgeport Way and Gravelly Lake Drive. Specifically, the City is interested in the …

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Apply today for the Lakewood Police Department Citizen’s Academy

April 11, 2024 The registration period is now open for the 2024 Lakewood Police Department Citizen’s Academy. The academy runs Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m., June 11 to Aug. 6, 2024. This annual multi-week program gives the public an inside view of policing. Held at the Lakewood police station, this is an opportunity for residents to learn about police …

Pierce College Art Showcase April 15, 2024 5-7 p.m. at Lakewood City Hall

Lakewood April Artist Reception is April 15

April 11, 2024 The next City of Lakewood Artist reception features the artwork of Pierce College faculty. Meet the artists, see their pieces and enjoy music and refreshments Monday, April 15 from 5-7 p.m. at Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main Street SW. Featured artists include: As you explore the show, notice each artist has their unique way of making and …

Lakewood Deputy Mayor Mary Moss and Mayor Jason Whalen smile for the camera while volunteering for Parks Appreciation Day

Register for Lakewood Parks Appreciation Day

April 11, 2024 The City of Lakewood’s Parks Appreciation Day is Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join city staff and other volunteers for a day of community service and beautification of Lakewood parks. Volunteers are instrumental in helping the city prepare its park sites for their spring and summer use. We need volunteer help to …

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Commute Trip Reduction planning

April 8, 2024 Did you know if you have 100 or more employees at a single worksite that start work at least two days a week between 6 and 9 a.m. for 12 continuous months you are required to have a commute trip reduction plan in place? This applies to public and private businesses with worksites in counties with the …

From left to right: Lakewood City Manager John Caulfield, Lakewood Deputy Mayor Mary Moss, South Sound Military and Communities Partnership Director Bill Adamson, former Lakewood City Councilmember John Simpson and Lakewood Mayor Jason Whalen

Deputy Mayor Mary Moss, Lakewood leaders, inducted into JBLM Civilian Hall of Fame

April 1, 2024 Lakewood Deputy Mayor Mary Moss was inducted into the JBLM Civilian Hall of Fame March 27, 2024. She shared the honor with South Sound Military and Communities Partnership Director Bill Adamson and former Lakewood City Councilmember and career journalist John Simpson. The three inductees have played an instrumental role in the success of Lakewood and the surrounding …

Lakewood Police Officer Savannah Brown poses with representatives from the Lakewood Target and backpacks they filled with essential items that will be given to children experiencing trauma.

Lakewood Police Department program supports Lakewood’s most vulnerable

March 22, 2024 Lakewood Police Department Officer Savannah Brown was recently featured on the Lakewood Police Department’s social media for taking initiative to support some of our most vulnerable residents: Children experiencing trauma. Officer Brown proposed and then established a program to provide Lakewood police officers the tools they need to support children they help when called to remove them …

The Lakewood City Council presented the March 2024 Business Showcase to Casa Mia Italian Restaurant owners Gerald and Jamie Pense at its March 18, 2024 regular meeting.

March 2024 Business Showcase: Casa Mia Italian Restaurant

March 22, 2024 Casa Mia Italian Restaurant owners Gerald and Jamie Pense grew up in the Aberdeen/Hoquiam area near the original Casa Mia. In fact, Gerald lived only two blocks from the restaurant. When he was a teenager, his first job was at the restaurant. Today, the Penses are proud owners of the Lakewood Casa Mia Italian Restaurant. They’ve owned …

Cover of the Spring 2024 Lakewood Connections magazine

Lakewood Spring Connections in homes now

March 15, 2024 The Spring 2024 Lakewood Connections magazine was mailed this week to all Lakewood residences. This is the city’s quarterly publication that shares information about what’s happening in the city. Pick up your copy today to learn about what we have planned for 2024. There is a comprehensive list of upcoming events from now through December. Readers will …

White text over a watercolor painting of a tugboat reads City Manager's Weekly Bulletin March 15, 2024

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: March 15, 2024

Lakewood reflects on 2024 legislative session The Lakewood City Council extends its gratitude to legislators for their hard work and dedication to serving our community during the recent legislative session. Heading into the session, the Lakewood City Council met with local representatives to review city priorities. That included continued refinement to existing state law around vehicle pursuits. “It was heartening …

White text over an image of Lakewood City Hall reads "Certificate of Excellence"

Lakewood receives certificate for excellence in financial reporting for 10th consecutive year

March 15, 2024 The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded the City of Lakewood with its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the city’s 2022 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR).  This marks the 10th consecutive year that the city received this national recognition.  This award is the highest form of recognition …

City Manager's Weekly Bulletin March 8, 2024

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: March 8, 2024

New Building Code Amendments The Lakewood City Council adopted amendments to the city’s building code at its March 4, 2024, regular meeting. The updates go into effect March 15, 2024. The changes reflect amendments made to the International Building Code. The International Building Code amendments were adopted in 2021, however they were not implemented immediately due to multiple court cases. …