Topics of Interest and Updates
Lakewood Wins (Another) Budget Award
The City of Lakewood received yet another accolade for its financial management.
This week, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada ( GFOA) announced that the City has received its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the City’s 2015/2016 Biennial Budget.
This year marked the first time the City of Lakewood has won the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award since 2007. Read more
McDonald's 'Family' Rises Above Tillicum Apartment Fire
For their quick-thinking and compassion during the Union Crest Apartments fire, the City of Lakewood thanks and commends General Manager Jesseca Martinez and the Tillicum McDonald’s.
A quartet of calls to Jesseca Martinez’s cell phone around 4 a.m., June 15 shocked her out of bed.
The general manager at the Tillicum McDonald’s tried to listen to each of her employees on the other line, piecing together the fact that something was wrong at the nearby Union Crest Apartments.
On one of the calls, the voice on the other end faded into garble, then the line went dead. A few minutes later, Martinez came to the realization: the apartment complex where many of her employees and customers live was on fire.