Volunteers cleanup vegetation in Lakewood, WA

Volunteer opportunity: South Sound Wildlife area

Sept. 26, 2022 Looking for an opportunity to volunteer in Lakewood? This is a great way to get volunteer service hours. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 join Lakewood civic club members from Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary and Pierce College students for a community work day at the Lakewood South Sound Wildlife area. Meet at 9 a.m. and help with the fall …

City Manager's Weekly Bulletin Sept. 23, 2022

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Sept. 23, 2022

Lakewood Council Corner: Sept. 19, 2022 The Lakewood City Council began its regular meeting Sept. 19, 2022 with two recognitions. A proclamation read by Councilmember Mike Brandstetter recognizing Sept. 25 through Oct. 1, 2022 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Week and a proclamation read by Mayor Jason Whalen recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. Read the Childhood Cancer …

shot of Edgewood Drive unpaved road to the Lakewood Gateway sign

What’s the latest with Lakewood’s Washington Boulevard road work?

Sept. 23, 2022 Progress is being made on the road improvements to Washington Boulevard and surrounding roads in the Lake City area. If you drove at night this week on Washington Boulevard at Gravelly Lake Drive and Washington Boulevard at Interlaaken Drive you hopefully noticed it was a lot brighter. That’s because the street lights are now connected and working! …

City of Lakewood 2024 Periodic Review

Lakewood begins 2024 Periodic Review process

Sept. 23, 2022 This week the Lakewood Planning Commission began the city’s 2024 Periodic Review process. It started with an overview and introduction of what to expect in the coming months. All cities and counties in Washington are required to conduct a periodic review and potential update of their Comprehensive Plan and development regulations. Lakewood’s next periodic review must be …

Lakewood Police Emphasis Patrols

Shoplifting emphasis at Lakewood businesses

Recently Lakewood Police conducted a series of shoplifting emphases to catch thieves in action and ultimately deter future shoplifting attempts. The most recent emphasis occurred during the week of Sept. 12-16, 2022. Twelve people were arrested and nearly $3,000 in merchandise recovered. Earlier this year police conducted two other shoplifting emphases at Lakewood businesses. Combined a total of $7,441.65 in …

Lakewood City Council with Linda Smith of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce posing with a proclamation in Lakewood City Council Chambers

Council Corner: Sept. 19, 2022 Regular Meeting

The Lakewood City Council began its regular meeting Sept. 19, 2022 with two special recognitions. The first was a proclamation read by Councilmember Mike Brandstetter recognizing Sept. 25 through Oct. 1, 2022 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Week. As noted in the proclamation: Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children between infancy and age 15, and …

A silhouette of a couple dancing against a sunset sky at the Colonial Plaza in Lakewood

Thanks for celebrating with us   

Our final Saturday Street Festival of 2022 was held this weekend and it was a blast! We had live entertainment, food trucks and kids’ activities. Families from across Lakewood joined us for our Fiesta de la Familia at Colonial Plaza. Thank you to everyone who came out to make our final festival of the 2022 season one of the best …

City Manager's Bulletin Sept. 16, 2022

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Sept. 16, 2022

Lakewood Council Corner: Sept. 12, 2022 Pierce County Library System Executive Director Gretchen Caserotti joined the Lakewood City Council at its study session Monday. Caserotti was hired earlier this year to lead the library system. The visit included discussion about the future of libraries in Lakewood. Council members expressed concern with how the closure of the Lakewood library branch was …

Council Corner Lakewood City Council

Lakewood Council Corner: Sept. 12, 2022

Pierce County Library System Executive Director Gretchen Caserotti joined the Lakewood City Council at its study session Monday. Caserotti was hired earlier this year to lead the library system. The visit included discussion about the future of libraries in Lakewood. Council members expressed their concern with how the closure of the Lakewood library branch was handled. Caserotti recognized and acknowledged …

City Manager's bulletin Sept. 9, 2022

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Sept. 9, 2022

Lakewood City Council Corner: Sept. 6, 2022 To start its meeting Sept. 6, 2022 Council presented two proclamations: One to West Pierce Fire & Rescue and Lakewood Police recognizing Sept. 11, 2022 as Patriot Day of Remembrance and the other to Jose Gonzales with Veteran Roofers recognizing Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2022 as Hispanic Heritage Month in Lakewood. After that, much …

In mailboxes now: Lakewood Fall 2022 Connections

Lakewood 2022 Fall Connections is here

The Fall 2022 Lakewood Connections was delivered to mailboxes across the city this week. Check out the latest edition of the city’s magazine to find out what’s been happening in Lakewood. The Fall Connections includes: An update from the Lakewood City Council on its efforts to address climate change through amendments to the city’s planning documents and policy updates. A …

Council Corner Lakewood City Council

Lakewood Council Corner: Sept. 6, 2022

To start its meeting Sept. 6, 2022 Council presented two proclamations: One to West Pierce Fire & Rescue and Lakewood Police recognizing Sept. 11, 2022 as Patriot Day of Remembrance and the other to Jose Gonzales with Veteran Roofers recognizing Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2022 as Hispanic Heritage Month in Lakewood. After that, much of the meeting was dedicated to hearing …

Lakewood Police Chief Search Get Involved, Join the Conversation

Lakewood PD Chief Search: Get Involved

Want to help with the search for Lakewood’s next police chief? We have upcoming opportunities for you to weigh in. Two virtual meetings are planned for people to share their ideas about what qualities a future Lakewood Police Chief should hold. Please register in advance. Once you register you will receive information about how to join the Zoom meetings. Tuesday, …

Lakewood City Hall is closed Sept. 5, 2022 in observation of Labor Day

Lakewood City Hall closed for Labor Day

Lakewood City Hall will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, 2022 in observation of the Labor Day holiday. Regular operations resume Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. Note: The Lakewood City Council will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 6000 Main Street SW. See the agenda.

City Managers bulletin Aug 26, 2022 image with sailboat on American Lake in background

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Aug. 26, 2022

Council Corner: Aug. 22, 2022 Regular Meeting Did you know that in 2020 and 2021 more than 1,400 companies either started or relocated to Lakewood? At its Study Session Monday, the Lakewood City Council heard from Community and Economic Development Department staff, who provided an update on economic development in the community and progress made by the department in the …

Council Corner Lakewood City Council

Lakewood Council Corner: Aug. 22, 2022

Did you know that in 2020 and 2021 more than 1,400 companies either started or relocated to Lakewood? At its Study Session Monday, the Lakewood City Council heard from Community and Economic Development Department staff, who provided an update on economic development in the community and progress made by the department in the last couple of years – including new …