Hidden Heroes redesigned logo in 2024

Hidden Heroes Week 4: Small Business Ownership

Feb. 26, 2024 The City of Lakewood, in partnership with the Clover Park School District, is highlighting the “Hidden Heroes” of our community. Each week we are featuring Black or African American professionals in the community who are making a difference.  This is our fourth and final week of this recognition. This week we highlight local entrepreneurs. Deb Tuggle, owner …

City Manager's Weekly Bulletin Feb. 23, 2024

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Feb. 23, 2024

Hidden Heroes Week 3: Government & Administration The City of Lakewood, in partnership with the Clover Park School District, is highlighting the “Hidden Heroes” of our community. The campaign kicked off Feb. 5, 2024, to honor Black History Month. The first week featured education professionals. The second week featured local heroes active in the nonprofit and business sector. This week …

Hidden Heroes redesigned logo in 2024

Hidden Heroes Week 3: Government & Administration

Feb. 19, 2024 The City of Lakewood, in partnership with the Clover Park School District, is highlighting the “Hidden Heroes” of our community. Each week we are featuring Black or African American professionals in the community who are making a difference.  Week three focuses on local leaders in government and administration. Patrick D. Smith, Chief of Police, Lakewood Police Department …

Hidden Heroes redesigned logo in 2024

Hidden Heroes Week 2: Philanthropy & Business Ownership

Feb. 12, 2024 The City of Lakewood, in partnership with the Clover Park School District, is highlighting the “Hidden Heroes” of our community. Each week we are featuring Black or African American professionals in the community who are making a difference.  Week two focuses on local leaders in the nonprofit sector and local business ownership. Kimi Ginn, CEO Vibrant Schools …

City Managers Weekly Bulletin Feb. 9, 2024

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Feb. 9, 2024

Hidden Heroes week 1: Education The City of Lakewood, in partnership with the Clover Park School District, is highlighting the “Hidden Heroes” of our community. The campaign kicked off Feb. 5, 2024, to honor Black History Month. The first week featured education professionals. This included Clover Park School District Principal Carla Estes who is at Lochburn Middle School. Also featured …

Lakewood Farmers Market 2019 opening day, Family Bautista Farms produce

Lakewood Farmers Market now accepting vendor applications

Feb. 9, 2024 Calling all vendors! The application period is open for vendors interested in being part of the 2024 Lakewood Farmers Market season. The 2024 Lakewood Farmers Market runs Tuesdays from 2-7 p.m. at Fort Steilacoom Park. Opening day is June 4. The market runs 14 weeks until Sept. 17. (Please note: There is no market on July 16 or …

Waughop Lake 2017 dock

Is Waughop Lake experiencing a toxic algae bloom?

Feb. 9, 2024 The city recently fielded concerns from residents that Waughop Lake was experiencing a toxic algae bloom. Previously the lake experienced these blooms in the late summer months when temperatures remain high. The city has applied alum treatments to the lake in recent years to reduce toxic blooms. In response to the worry that the lake was experiencing …

Hidden Heroes redesigned logo in 2024

Hidden Heroes: Week 1 Education

Feb. 5, 2024 The City of Lakewood, in partnership with the Clover Park School District, is highlighting the “Hidden Heroes” of our community. The campaign kicks off today. It includes an e-newsletter sent weekly for the month of February. Each newsletter will feature Black or African American professionals in the community who are making a difference.  Johnathan Jackson, Visiting PLU …

Sound Healing Workshop photo of a woman with a guitar singing.

Sound Healing Workshop is Feb. 24

Feb. 2, 2024 Registration is now open for a Sound Healing Workshop, held in the peaceful setting of the Pavilion at Fort Steilacoom Park. The workshop is Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 from 1 to 4 p.m. At this workshop participants will spend an afternoon immersed in healing sound and Kirtan chanting, crystal singing bowls, restorative yoga and connection. Attendees will …

The MLK Committee of Lakewood, Washington

Episode 3 of Lakewood MLK Committee video series

Jan. 29, 2024 The final episode of a three-part video series honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. airs today. This video highlights Lakewood students sharing how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s quote is at play in their lives. “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But no matter what, …

City Council Action

Supporting local education and the Clover Park School District

Jan. 26, 2024 At a special meeting this week, the Lakewood City Council unanimously approved a resolution supporting the Clover Park School District replacement educational programs and operations levy. The levy will be on the Feb. 13, 2024 special election ballot as Proposition 1. Lakewood City Council members shared their support for the levy at the meeting, citing its necessity …

Jose Gonzales, owner of Veterans Roofing, poses with members of the Lakewood City Council, the city's Economic Development Manager Becky Newton and Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Linda Smith. Veterans Roofing was named the January 2024 Business Showcase.

January 2024 Business Showcase: Veterans Roofing

Jan. 19, 2024 Veterans Roofing started in Lakewood 14 years ago, but owner Jose Gonzales is a life-long Lakewood resident. He graduated from Clover Park School District schools and chose to return to Lakewood to start his business. An Army veteran, Gonzales wanted to name his company something that reflected not only his values and experience, but those of the …

Hidden Heroes logo 2024 "Highlighting heroes in our community" with City of Lakewood and Clover Park School District logos

Celebrating Hidden Heroes

Jan. 18, 2024 Each year the City of Lakewood, in partnership with the Clover Park School District, celebrates “Hidden Heroes” to coincide with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month. The goal of Hidden Heroes is to raise the visibility of Black and African American leaders in our community. The focus is on celebrating their accomplishments. To …

City of Lakewood snow plows lined up in a row showcasing the range of trucks the city has

Lakewood crews are prepared for snow

Jan. 10, 2024 The forecast is ever-changing, but if it snows the City of Lakewood is ready. The latest information from the National Weather Service in Seattle cites the possibility of small accumulations of snow Thursday into Friday. With the potential for cold temperatures into the weekend. If it snows, our snowplows are ready to hit the road. Our sand …