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

April 22, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Harry Todd Park Waterfront Improvements

The City of Lakewood is developing a master site plan for the waterfront area at Harry Todd Park.

This week, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board reviewed a draft site plan of the 17-acre park that's intended to produce various upgrades for the public. The City’s main goal is to ensure the waterfront area is ADA compliant and more useable by the public. The City will also assess the playground, restrooms and other site needs.

The Lakewood City Council is scheduled to meet with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board this during its study session 7 p.m., Monday at Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St. SW. (See below for full agenda)

April 15, 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's 20th Anniversary Summer Event Poster

Check out the official poster for the City of Lakewood's 20th Anniversary Celebration, which takes place June 4, 2016 at Lakewood Towne Center, by clicking on the image on the right:

April 1, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

New Lakewood Index

The City of Lakewood has posted its latest copy of the Lakewood Index , its official Economic Development E-newsletter.

In this issue, users can read articles about:

  • The strong industrial activity taking place in Lakewood right now
  • The Motor Avenue redevelopment project
  • The story behind Greer Steel, Inc.
  • Why national restaurants are choosing to locate in Lakewood
  • The latest economic indicators and trends in Lakewood and South Sound

Click on the image above to view a .pdf copy of the latest Lakewood Index .

April 8, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Coming June 4: City of Lakewood's 20th Anniversary Summer Event

In 1996, Lakewood officially became a City. This year, we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of incorporation with a huge summer party! Bring your family and friends to celebrate:

  • WHAT: City of Lakewood’s 20th Anniversary Summer Event “Celebrating Our Dynamic Future!"
  • WHEN: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2016
  • WHERE: Lakewood Towne Center, 5831 Main Street SW (near Loews AMC Theater and Barnes & Noble)

March 25, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Habitat For Humanity VP Visits Tillicum

 

On March 23, 2016, several representatives with the City of Lakewood met with Larry Gluth, Habitat for Humanity International Vice President for United States and Canada in the Tillicum neighborhood, site of a future redevelopment project .

Attendees included Mayor Don Anderson, City Manager John Caulfield, members of the City's Community Development Department and employees from Tacoma-Pierce County Habitat for Humanity. They discussed community development efforts in the Tillicum neighborhood, Habitat for Humanity's both in Lakewood and throughout the country, community focused redevelopment efforts and the organization's national initiatives.   

Gluth's visit provided an opportunity to engage in a great discussion about the positive changes that Lakewood has seen and will continue to see in the Tillicum neighborhood, including increased stability with the Tillicum Elementary School population, veteran and disabled housing and financing mechanisms Habitat is considering moving forward.