City Manager's Weekly Bulletin Feb. 3, 2023

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Feb. 3, 2023

Lakewood Police Chief named After a highly competitive selection and recruitment process, Lakewood City Manager John Caulfield announced today he selected Patrick D. Smith as the next Chief of Police for the Lakewood Police Department. He will join the department March 1, 2023. Smith was one of six finalists introduced to the community in December 2022 at a public meet …

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 …

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 …

City Manager's Weekly Bulletin, Dec. 16, 2022

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Dec. 16, 2022

Sound Transit wants to make it easier to get around Lakewood Sound Transit is planning a better-connected network so more people can walk, roll, bike and take transit to Lakewood Station and community destinations. This could include filling in missing sidewalks and curb ramps, adding bike lanes, updating bus stops and more. Give your input at the online open house …

City Manager's Weekly Bulletin Nov. 4, 2022 text overset on an image of burnt orange tree leaves

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Nov. 4, 2022

Lakewood Fall Cleanup is this weekend The Lakewood Fall Community Cleanup is Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5 and 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (last vehicle admitted at 1:45 p.m.) Bring trash, junk and recyclables to the Lakewood Transfer Station, 3869 94th Street SW. This event is for Lakewood residents only; a utility bill or ID is required to …

City Manager's Weekly Bulletin Oct. 28, 2022 graphic with spiders behind the text

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Oct. 28, 2022

Council Corner: No City Council meeting Monday There is no Lakewood City Council meeting Monday due to it being a fifth Monday of the month. Typically, the City Council meets four times a month: The first and third Mondays for regular meetings and second and fourth Mondays for study sessions. The next regular meeting is Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 …

City Manager's Weekly Bulletin Oct. 14, 2022

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Oct. 14, 2022

FAB Fest is here! The Film, Art, Book (FAB) Fest kicked off today and runs through the weekend at the McGavick Center at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Boulevard SW. Did you miss our Reel Life 96 short film contest earlier this year? You can check out these locally produced, five minute films at the event. All 18 entries …

City Manager's Weekly Bulletin Sept. 30, 2022

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Sept. 30, 2022

Lakewood Council Corner: Sept. 26, 2022 The Lakewood City Council began its Sept. 26, 2022 study session with a review of proposed updates to the city’s tree preservation code. Twelve “Key Issues” were outlined for Council. These included recommendations from the city’s ad hoc tree committee and Planning Commission. Council used the study session to provide direction to the city’s …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …