Weekly Bulletin: Jan. 14, 2022

Lakewood Celebrates #MLKDAY2022 with Community Film The City of Lakewood has released its 2022 video celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: “The World Lives in Lakewood”. 2020 census data revealed Lakewood’s BIPOC population has surpassed 50% of its total population. Diversity and vibrant cultural heritage are defining assets of Lakewood. This city is a mix of languages, art, dance, …

Weekly Bulletin: Jan. 14, 2022

Lakewood Celebrates #MLKDAY2022 with Community Film The City of Lakewood has released its 2022 video celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: “The World Lives in Lakewood”. 2020 census data revealed Lakewood’s BIPOC population has surpassed 50% of its total population. Diversity and vibrant cultural heritage are defining assets of Lakewood. This city is a mix of languages, art, dance, …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin: Jan. 7, 2022

Jason Whalen Appointed as Mayor of Lakewood On Jan. 3, 2022, Jason Whalen was appointed by the Lakewood City Council to the position of Mayor. Mary Moss was appointed to the position of Deputy Mayor. Whalen is Lakewood’s fifth Mayor since the City’s incorporation in 1996. At the time that we were sworn in 12 years ago, it was one …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin: Dec. 30, 2021

Crews Working Around the Clock to Clear Roads of Snow, Ice Snow fell on Lakewood several times throughout the week, and Lakewood plows and salt trucks circled the city night and day in response. Roads are cleared based on a priority system. The most-traveled roads will be plowed first. Refer to the map below. Bookmark the City’s “Weather & Emergency” …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin: Dec. 23, 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Tree Advisory Ad Hoc Committee to be Formed The City of Lakewood will convene an ad hoc committee to review current tree preservation code and prescribe revisions to be considered by the Lakewood City Council. The Tree Advisory Ad Hoc Committee will be comprised of up to 13 members representative of diverse stakeholder perspectives. Those …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin: Dec. 17, 2021

Happy Holidays from the City of Lakewood Lakewood’s Holiday Drive-Thru Light Parade was celebrated last weekend. Volunteers from local businesses and organizations built festive light displays and nearly 900 cars full of families enjoyed the event. The extraordinary turnout created a long line, but we hope that you left the event filled with holiday cheer. The City expects to return …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin: Dec. 10, 2021

Celebrate the Holidays at Lakewood’s Drive-Through Light Parade on Dec. 11 Pack the family into the car, bring some hot cocoa, and play your favorite Christmas music as you tour our Drive-Through Light Parade on Saturday at Fort Steilacoom Park. The event will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend. Light displays built by …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin: Dec. 3, 2021

City Council and Nisqually Tribal Council hold Joint Meeting The Lakewood City Council and the Nisqually Tribal Council convened a joint meeting on Monday, Nov. 30 to discuss landmarks, history, and environmental issues. Several landmarks are planned for Fort Steilacoom Park to commemorate native culture and history. The Tribe and the City are both concerned for the future of I-5 …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin: Nov. 19, 2021

High-speed trains will now pass through Lakewood regularly – be safe by respecting signals at crossings and staying clear of tracks. Residents are invited to ask questions and express concerns about the purchase of Tacoma’s Comfort Inn for use as a homeless shelter on Monday, Nov. 22. Lakewood’s Holiday Light Parade is approaching on Dec. 11, and registration is now …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin: Nov. 5, 2021

Lakewood residents may bring trash and recyclables for free disposal at the Community Cleanup this weekend. A Tacoma hotel will convert to a homeless shelter soon – residents are invited to a Q&A session on Nov. 22. A business forum will discuss important updates next Wednesday, Nov. 10. City Council recognized November as Veterans Appreciation Month. Work on Steilacoom Blvd. …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin: Oct. 29, 2021

The Comfort Inn at 86th and Hosmer was purchased for emergency shelter space. Steilacoom Blvd will close for three months on Monday as crews repair a sewer main. Nyanza reopened today and Gravelly Lake will close again on Monday as work continues. A bridge over Chambers Creek was installed, connecting Kobayashi Park to trails on the Lakewood side. A Community …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin: Oct. 22, 2021

Bring your trash and junk to the fall Community Cleanup on Nov. 6 & 7 – a 5-minute unloading limit will move the line faster. Lakewood will join the purchase of the Comfort Inn on Hosmer to expand emergency shelter space. Steilacoom Blvd. will close for three months beginning Nov. 1 as Pierce County repairs a sewer main. Gravelly Lake …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin: Oct. 15, 2021

Steilacoom Boulevard will endure a lengthy closure for sewer repairs soon. A holiday drive-through light parade is coming up on Dec. 11, and a community cleanup on Nov. 6 & 7. If you’re behind on bills, assistance is available. Pierce County wants residents to participate in a survey about the future of work & the effects of COVID-19 on commuting. …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin: Oct. 8, 2021

Truck & Tractor Day will be celebrated tomorrow. Construction on Gravelly Lake Drive is on schedule – commuters should expect a few new detours in November. Pierce County is preparing for a big repair in November on the sewer that collapsed this summer. City Council signed proclamations to acknowledge Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and Healthcare Heroes Month …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin: Oct. 1, 2021

It’s autumn in Lakewood. The air is cool and crisp, and our sunny days are starting to give way to drizzles and showers. The City celebrated its 25th Anniversary last weekend on a perfect day – the event honored Lakewood’s global culture and our shared history. We also had some controversy – the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board received an …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin: Sept. 24, 2021

Sign Up for Weekly Headlines about Lakewood Lakewood’s 25th Anniversary Celebration to Be Held Saturday Visitors will enjoy live music, cultural performances, food & drink, art, history, and more. The City of Lakewood’s 25th Anniversary will be commemorated with a street festival in Colonial Plaza this Saturday, Sept. 25 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Cultural performances will represent Thailand, Mexico, …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin: Sept. 17, 2021

Stormy Forecast Disrupts Weekend Events Farmers Market canceled and 25th Anniversary Celebration postponed. Incoming stormy weather has disrupted plans for several weekend events in Lakewood. Clover Park School District has announced the cancellation of the Fort Steilacoom Invitational cross country event. The City of Lakewood has decided to cancel its Friday Farmers Market. The 25th Anniversary street festival scheduled for …

City Manager’s Weekly Bulletin: Sept. 10, 2021

Celebrate the City of Lakewood’s 25th Anniversary on September 18 Our “Silver Anniversary” celebration will be held at Colonial Plaza City staff are excited to celebrate Lakewood’s 25th Anniversary with you next Saturday, Sept. 18. International performances will celebrate Native American, Russian, Indian, West African, Mexican, Chamorro, Korean, Carribbean, and Samoan heritage. Kettle corn, BBQ, poke bowls, cotton candy, shaved …