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 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 …

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 …

Lakewood Weekly Headlines: June 3, 2022

Summer Edition of Connections Magazine Delivered Another edition of Lakewood’s seasonal magazine should have hit your doorstep this week. The magazine is mailed quarterly to every Lakewood residence. In this edition, we preview the City’s jam-packed calendar of exciting summer events. SummerFest returns to Fort Steilacoom Park on Saturday, July 23. Four ‘Saturday Street Festivals’ will be held at Colonial …

An American flag on the ground as part of the Arlington Project

Lakewood Weekly Headlines: May 27, 2022

Monday, May 30 is Memorial Day Memorial Day is our opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice of fallen American soldiers. To honor the occasion, the Clover Park School District has a 14-year tradition of staking markers in the front lawn of Clover Park High School in the style of the Arlington National Cemetary. Each of the 7,000 markers honors an …

Lakewood Weekly Headlines: May 20, 2022

Three Exciting Local Events to Occur Saturday Students will gather for a fun and inspiring Youth Summit, JBLM is hosting a public Armed Forces Day celebration, and the City will host “Dancing in the Streets” at Colonial Plaza in the evening. Lakewood Youth Summit JBLM Armed Forces Day Dancing in the Streets Youth Summit OThe last few years of school …

Lakewood Weekly Headlines: May 6, 2022

Lakewood to Celebrate “Dancing In The Streets” on May 21 Lakewood to host four Saturday Street Festivals in Colonial Plaza throughout the summer. Lakewood’s series of summertime Saturday Street Festivals kicks off on May 21. Four exciting events are scheduled, beginning with “Dancing In The Streets” on the 21st. Saturday Street Festival: Dancing in the StreetsSaturday, May 21, 20224:00 to 8:30 p.m.6114 …

Lakewood Weekly Headlines: April 29, 2022

City Planning To Commemorate Chief Leschi, Tribal History at Fort Steilacoom Park Members of the Nisqually Indian Tribe visited Lakewood to tour the park and discuss ideas with City staff. The City of Lakewood and Nisqually Indian Tribe are working together to incorporate tribal history into Lakewood parks, especially the story of Chief Leschi. 1854, tribal leaders were forced to …

Volunteers cleanup vegetation in Lakewood, WA

Lakewood Weekly Headlines: April 22, 2022

Volunteer to Help Plan Library Facilities in Lakewood & Tillicum Lakewood’s libraries require repair or replacement – join an advisory board to help the Library System decide what to do. Lakewood’s two library branches are in declining physical condition. The City and Library System are forming an advisory committee to inform facility planning. Residents may apply to join the committee by …

Weekly Bulletin: April 15, 2022

City Hosts Open House to Discuss Clover Creek Floodplain with Residents There is a 1% annual risk of flooding that may damage property and infrastructure in Lakewood New data shows a greater risk of flooding in the Springbrook and Hillside neighborhoods, and across I-5. A 100-year flood has a 1% chance to occur in any given year. A stakeholder group …