John Caulfield (253) 983-7703 • Fax (253)
City Manager


December 16th, 2016


To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Senior Activity Center Rally for Seahawks Football

Tuesday December 13th – As part of the 12 Days of Goodness -- Touching Hearts of Seniors over the Holidays-- the Senior Activity Center held a special Seahawks rally with a special appearance from NFL Alumni and Seahawks fans! The Seahawk Rooster, the Chef and former pro baller Hillary Butler stopped by to spread a little cheer and raffle off prizes to our senior community. Find more photographs from the rowdy event on the City of Lakewood Facebook page . Thanks to South Sound Seahawkers and Visiting Angels and the rest of the volunteers for their generosity.   

Springbrook Annual Toy Giveaway

Springbrook Connections is accepting items for its annual holiday gift giveaway, including gifts, especially for preteens, and holiday decorations. This year, the event takes place Saturday December 17, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Centerforce building, 5204 Solberg Drive SW . To donate items contact Alyce Brame-Galyean at or call (253) 861-0192.

Springbrook Park Improvements

The Parks Department, Public Works Department, and City of Lakewood are continuously working to make better infrastructure, attractive environments, and ensure a sustainable and high standard of living for all residents. Some of this work includes expansion of Springbrook Park and installation of new equipment, as well as work on new sidewalks, lighting, signals and lanes on Bridgeport Way. Learn more about the City's efforts work to-date in this blog post and find photos  of what's in store.

Snow and Ice Response Priorities

Winter is here! When cold weather comes, take extra time and planning to reach your destination safely. Lakewood Public Works will be working to keep your daily commute free of hazards. Take a moment to review your route on our priority response map for snow and ice(PDF) .








South Tacoma Way Improvements Between SR-512 and 96th St S on hold

The roadway improvement project on South Tacoma Way (between SR-512 and 96th St S), will be on hold until after winter.  If motorists notice safety concerns with the project they should contact Paul Candler  – Project Manager with the City of Lakewood. You can read more about current projects at City of Lakewood Public Works  online.

Safer Shopping Tips This Holiday Season

Lakewood Police Chief Mike Zaro has a few suggestions on how to have a fun and enjoyable holiday season while you're out shopping.

Photos from the Jingle Bell Rock 5K

Take a look at our Facebook page for more photographs - we had a huge turnout with over 200 participants, our largest fun run to date! Follow us on Instagram for more photos as well.

City Council

December 19, 2016 Regular Meeting - Cancelled

December 27, 2016 Tuesday Study Session - Cancelled

January 3, 2017 (Tues) Regular Meeting 
•    Proclamation recognizing Becky Huber
•    Proclamation MLK Day and Black History month
•    Proclamation declaring January as School Board recognition month
•    Youth Council Report
•    Clover Park School District Report 
•    Appointing members to Arts Commission
•    Appointing member to Public Safety Advisory Committee 
•    Approve amendments to Legacy Plan 
•    Approve agreement for gateway signs at GLD & Washington Blvd & Ft. Steilacoom Park  
•    Approve agreement with Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare for mental health services  
•    Reports by the City Manager - Review of 2017 Council liaisons to citizens advisory boards and committees and external committees