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 …

Weekly Bulletin: April 8, 2022

Bring Trash & Junk for Free Disposal This Weekend New rules including a dumping time limit promise to keep the line moving swiftly Bring your trash, junk, and recyclables to the Spring Community Cleanup this weekend. A new five-minute dumping time limit will be observed to keep the line moving. Please review the rules before planning your trip. 3869 94th …

Weekly Bulletin: March 25, 2022

Lakewood & Nisqually Tribe Discuss Cooperative Park Projects Landmarks, signage, and art would recognize Chief Leschi, last chief of the Nisquallies City of Lakewood Parks staff met with the Nisqually Indian Tribe last week to discuss commemorating the story of Chief Leschi at Fort Steilacoom Park. Lakewood stands upon lands ceded by the Nisqually Tribe and other tribes in the …

Weekly Bulletin: March 18, 2022

Lakewood Launches Emergency Notification System: “Lakewood Alert” Subscribers will receive crucial text or email alerts in the event of an emergency. The City of Lakewood has activated a new emergency alert service: Lakewood Alert. In the event of an emergency, subscribers will receive alerts and updates by text or email. Subscribers may also elect to receive occasional non-emergency updates. To …

Weekly Bulletin: March 11, 2022

No Charges Filed Related to 2020 Officer-Involved Shooting of Said Joquin  Prosecuting Attorney determines Lakewood officer’s use of force “justified and lawful” in thorough report Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney Mary Robnett will not file charges related to the officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Said Joquin on May 1, 2020.  Robnett issued a thorough review of the incident to the …

Weekly Bulletin: March 4, 2022

Summer Events Announced Summer in Lakewood will be full of family fun. The City of Lakewood has announced its summer events schedule, featuring a lineup of exciting events bursting with culture, music, food, games, activities, and memories. Event Date Location Parks Appreciation Day April 23, 2022 Fort Steilacoom Park Youth Fishing Event May 14, 2022 American Lake Park Saturday Street …

Weekly Bulletin: Feb. 25, 2022

New Business is Booming in Lakewood Lakewood ended 2021 with 138 more businesses than it started with. Some were big (Aero Precision brought 800 new jobs) and some were small (Seoul Bowl Food Truck employs just a few). Strong net business growth is a sign of good things to come in Lakewood. This City continues to attract record investment and …

Weekly Bulletin: Feb. 18, 2022

Lakewood Produces 2021 Annual Housing Report The City of Lakewood offers a detailed report on housing and market conditions every year to spot problems and suggest solutions. The cost of housing is rising – what are the root causes and what can be done about them? One problem is material costs – an invasive insect threatens Canada’s lumber supply. Material …

Weekly Bulletin: Feb. 14, 2022

City Council Forms Ad Hoc Tree Advisory Committee The Lakewood City Council appointed 11 resident applicants to an ad hoc Tree Advisory Committee. The committee will meet regularly in March, April, and May to produce suggested revisions to Lakewood Municipal Code regarding tree preservation. Property rights and environmental concerns will be fairly considered. The committee will present suggested code revisions …