March 31, 2023 City Manager's Weekly Bulletin

Lakewood Managers Bulletin: March 31, 2023

Spring Community Cleanup dates set The city’s spring community cleanup is two weeks away. Bring your unwanted items to the Lakewood Transfer Station Saturday and Sunday, April 15 and 16 between 8 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. for free. The city partners with refuse provider LeMay to offer this service free to Lakewood residents. Proof of Lakewood residency required for admittance. …

City Manager's Weekly Bulletin March 17, 2023

Lakewood Managers Bulletin: March 17, 2023

Two legislative town halls Saturday This legislative session the Lakewood City Council and police leadership are voicing support for legislation that offers a commonsense approach to policies that protect lives and property and do not erode trust in government. We support bipartisan leadership to pass legislation that stops increased criminal activity we’re seeing not only in Lakewood, but across our …

City Manager's weekly bulletin March 10, 2023

Lakewood Managers Bulletin: March 10, 2023

Be heard: Legislative Town Halls This legislative session the Lakewood City Council and police leadership are voicing support for legislation that offers a commonsense approach to policies that protect lives and property and do not erode trust in government. We support bipartisan leadership to pass legislation that stops increased criminal activity we’re seeing not only in Lakewood, but across our …

City Manager's weekly bulletin Feb. 24, 2023

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Feb. 24, 2023

Feb. 24, 2023 City Council candidate interviews The Lakewood City Council will hold two special meetings Feb. 28 and March 1 to interview candidates for the City Council Position 6 vacancy. The meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and be held in Council Chambers at Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main Street SW. How to attend: Attend in person at Lakewood City …

City Manager's Weekly Bulletin Feb. 10. 2023

Lakewood Manager’s Bulletin: Feb. 10, 2023

Saying farewell to Chief Zaro Monday the community turned out to wish retiring Lakewood Police Chief Mike Zaro well as he ends his nearly 30-year career in law enforcement later this month. At the drop-in event residents, leaders and community supporters from Lakewood and beyond joined together to share a smile, handshake and hug with the outgoing chief. Throughout his …

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 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 …