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

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. 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.

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.

Oct. 28, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Truck and Tractor Day: Saturday, Oct. 29

Rain or shine, head on out to the City of Lakewood's annual hay-riding, tricked-trucking, pumpkin-picking party known as 10th Annual Truck and Tractor Day.

The event runs from noon to 3 p.m., at Fort Steilacoom Park.

As its name implies, there will be trucks. There will be tractors. There will also be plenty of other reasons Truck and Tractor Day will be a great experience for you and the family. Here are some of our favorites: