John Caulfield (253) 983-7703 • Fax (253) 589-3774JCaulfield@cityoflakewood.us
City Manager

Feb. 26, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Hundreds Gather for City's 20th Anniversary Celebration

 

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, the City of Lakewood celebrated two decades of successfully delivering municipal government services with its “20th Anniversary Celebration: Celebrating Excellence – Past, Present & Future.”

More than 200 people visited Lakewood City Hall to celebrate and learn about the Lakewood’s progress since incorporation on Feb. 28, 1996. The event, held in partnership with the Lakewood Historical Society, featured some of the most notable figures from the City’s past and present, including Mayor Emeritus William “Bill” Harrison, former Mayor Claudia Thomas, former Mayor (and current Pierce County Council Chairperson) Doug Richardson and current Mayor Don Anderson. Andie Gernon, one of the staunchest proponents of incorporation and the community, also shared memories. The event also featured:

  • A 25-minute movie of images from Lakewood’s past that was displayed on two screens throughout the night
  • A 20th Anniversary Celebration photo booth that feature fun props
  • Several trivia questions in which winners earned City-branded merchandise
  • Free doughnuts courtesy of the (world-famous) Original House of Donuts and owner Tom Peterson
  • Commemorative items for visitors, including an official mug, coin and sticker
  • Cake, coffee and other refreshments

Feb. 19, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

City of Lakewood 20th Anniversary Celebration

  • WHAT: City of Lakewood’s 20th Anniversary Celebration: “Celebrating Excellence – Past, Present & Future”
  • WHEN: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016
  • WHERE: City Council Chambers, Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St.
  • WHAT ELSE: Everyone(media included) is invited to the City’s free 20-year celebration

The City of Lakewood invites the entire community to its official 20th Anniversary Celebration: “Celebrating Excellence – Past, Present & Future” on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Lakewood City Hall.

Twenty years ago, just a few months after voters approved Lakewood’s incorporation, the City opened its doors for business. Two amazing and successful decades later, Lakewood’s progress is visible throughout the community, from its new streets and sidewalks to its police and neighborhoods to its famous parks and lakes.

Feb. 3, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

City of Lakewood 20th Anniversary Celebration

  • WHAT: City of Lakewood’s 20th Anniversary Celebration: “Celebrating Excellence – Past, Present & Future”
  • WHEN: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016
  • WHERE: City Council Chambers, Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St.
  • WHAT ELSE: Everyone(media included) is invited to the City’s free 20-year celebration

The City of Lakewood invites the entire community to its official 20th Anniversary Celebration: “Celebrating Excellence – Past, Present & Future” on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Lakewood City Hall.

Twenty years ago, just a few months after voters approved Lakewood’s incorporation, the City opened its doors for business. Two amazing and successful decades later, Lakewood’s progress is visible throughout the community, from its new streets and sidewalks to its police and neighborhoods to its famous parks and lakes.

The Feb. 23 event – which is hosted by the City and the Lakewood Historical Society - is a chance to celebrate how far the community has come, as well as its limitless future.

The event will feature:

  • Several notable individuals from the City’s history, including elected officials, employees, volunteers and community supporters
  • Displays, pictures and slideshows that tell Lakewood’s story
  • Performances by the Lakes High School Studio Choir
  • Trivia related to the City of Lakewood’s past, as well as prizes
  • Refreshments and memorabilia
  • The event is just one of several ways Lakewood is celebrating its 20th birthday throughout 2016. Stay tuned for other announcements.

For more information, contact Communications Manager Brent Champaco at (253) 983-7761.

Feb. 12, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

City of Lakewood 20th Anniversary Celebration

  • WHAT: City of Lakewood’s 20th Anniversary Celebration: “Celebrating Excellence – Past, Present & Future”
  • WHEN: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016
  • WHERE: City Council Chambers, Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St.
  • WHAT ELSE: Everyone(media included) is invited to the City’s free 20-year celebration

The City of Lakewood invites the entire community to its official 20th Anniversary Celebration: “Celebrating Excellence – Past, Present & Future” on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Lakewood City Hall.

Twenty years ago, just a few months after voters approved Lakewood’s incorporation, the City opened its doors for business. Two amazing and successful decades later, Lakewood’s progress is visible throughout the community, from its new streets and sidewalks to its police and neighborhoods to its famous parks and lakes.

The Feb. 23 event – which is hosted by the City and the Lakewood Historical Society - is a chance to celebrate how far the community has come, as well as its limitless future.

The event will feature:

Jan. 22, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

"Doing Business With JBLM" Event

On Friday, Jan. 29, the City of Lakewood and Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center hosted an event for businesses and contractors looking to learn more about working with our local military base.

The event,  titled "Doing Business With Joint Base Lewis-McChord," drew nearly 200 people who came from throughout Washington - some as far as Spokane - to the Sharon McGavick Center at Clover Park Technical College. Mayor Don Anderson delivered the opening remarks, and Roel van der Lugt, Director of Military Affairs and Senior Policy Advisor, also attended the event.

Attendees learned the ins and outs and "tricks of the trade" to secure part of the more than $400 million in contracting awarded annually with JBLM. The event was extremely well-received, according to Economic Development Manager Becky Newton.

"It's great," she said. "Businesses got a great opportunity to learn about government contracting and diversify their income streams."