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

December 2nd, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

20th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Tonight

Tonight the City of Lakewood will throw the biggest Ho-Ho-Ho holiday party with its 20th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The bells will be jing-jing-jingling from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St.

Once again, opportunities for Christmas cheer at this free, family friendly event will come aplenty. Some of the scheduled fun includes:

  • Check out entries in the City’s first “Inspiring Young Creators” Competition . The LEGO-inspired creativity and imagination of our community’s youth will be on display, piece by piece.
  • Christmas music and carols from the Clover Park High marching band, Lakes High Studio Choir, Mann Middle School Choir.
  • The talents of the Charisma Dancers.
  • Arts, crafts and “Minute-To-Win-It” games for youth and youth-at-heart.
  • As always, a Christmas parade in front of City Hall and a visit by the Kringle-y One himself, Santa Claus!

In Lakewood, the annual Tree-Lighting signals the start of the Christmas season. Join your neighbors and help us welcome the holidays on Dec. 2.

 

 Click Here to View The Flyer

 

7th Annual Fallen Officers Food Drive

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, the Lakewood Police Department held their annual food drive. Police officers, firefighters, City staff and community members accepted generous food donations from the public as part of the Fallen Officers Food Drive. Special thanks to the Emergency Food Network and residents like you. 

Take a look at photographs from this year's food drive collection.

About the Fallen Officers Food Drive

On Nov. 29, 2009, the Lakewood Police Department and the entire Pierce County region suffered an incredible loss when four Lakewood officers were murdered in a nearby coffee shop. Every year since the tragedy, it has conducted a food drive in the officers’ honor to benefit the Emergency Food Network of Pierce County.

In the past six years combined, it has collected a total of $138,000 and 135,000 pounds of food for the people struggling in our community. The goal for the seventh anniversary is to reach $150,000 and 150,000 pounds of food.

About Emergency Food Network

Emergency Food Network provides food to 70 food banks, meal sites and shelters in Pierce County. EFN gives 1.3 million pounds of food each month to help out our neighbors in need. Learn more at Emergency Food Network's website: http://www.efoodnet.org/ .

Nov. 25, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Fallen Officers Food Drive

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, the Lakewood Police Department will offer a pull-up donation station with officers, City staff and community members available to accept food donations as part of the Fallen Officers Food Drive.

The Lakewood Police Department asks the public to join in honoring the memories of its Four Fallen Officers and drop off donations anytime from between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 29 at 9401 Lakewood Drive SW.

About the Fallen Officers Food Drive

On Nov. 29, 2009, the Lakewood Police Department and the entire Pierce County region suffered an incredible loss when four Lakewood officers were murdered in a nearby coffee shop. Every year since the tragedy, it has conducted a food drive in the officers’ honor to benefit the Emergency Food Network of Pierce County.

In the past six years combined, it has collected a total of $138,000 and 135,000 pounds of food for the people struggling in our community. The goal for the seventh anniversary is to reach $150,000 and 150,000 pounds of food.

Nov. 11, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Council Resolution Recognizes Lakewood Community Foundation Fund

On Nov. 7, 2016, the Lakewood City Council unanimously approved a resolution officially recognizing the vital role and public purpose of the Lakewood Community Foundation Fund.

The Lakewood Community Foundation Fund – a donor-advised fund of The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation – was formed as a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization by the Lakewood Rotary Club and Clover Park Rotary Club to address critical needs in Lakewood and to serve Lakewood residents more directly, especially its neediest.

Nov. 18, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Tree Lighting Will Feature New Parade Route

In case you needed another reason to attend the City of Lakewood's 20th Annual Tree Lighting on Dec. 2 , we have another one.

This year's event will feature a new route for the parade - yes,the same one that ends with a visit from Santa Claus himself. Unlike previous years, the parade - which begins at 5:30 p.m., and lasts about 15 minutes - will run along 59th Street Southwest at Lakewood Towne Center.

It will begin toward the area next to 24-Hour Fitness and end at the roundabout near Lakewood Towne Center, where the annual lighting of the Christmas tree will take place.

The City of Lakewood encourages event-goers to watch the parade along 59th Street and to wave "Hi" to everyone featured in the parde.

Of course, there will be plenty of other opportunities for Christmas cheer at this free, family friendly event will come aplenty. Some of the scheduled fun includes:

Nov. 4, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Public Invited to Boulevard of Remembrance Ceremony

The Boulevard of Remembrance  will become reality.

Following an overwhelming show of support from the City of Lakewood and other local governments and organizations, the State Transportation Commission this month approved the naming of stretch of Interstate 5 near the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) corridor.

The effort – intended to commemorate and honor of those who served in World War I, as well as the South Sound’s military heritage - involves the placement of a historical marker and preservation of surviving trees between the Mounts Road exit and the McChord exit.

To celebrate, the public is invited to The Boulevard of Remembrance Ceremony on Veterans Day. Speakers will include Rep. Dick Muri and Rep. Christine Kilduff, former Lakewood Mayor Doug Richardson, JBLM I Corps Deputy Commanding General for Operations Brigadier General Dany Fortin and Charlotte “Polly” Medlock.