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

Aug. 5, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

National Night Out

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, the Lakewood community celebrated National Night Out, a national effort that helps neighbors connect with their neighbors, as well as the men and women who protect and serve them.

From American Lake Park to the Legacy Park Apartments, City of Lakewood representatives canvassed the community, connecting with event-goers who  grilled hotdogs, handed out prizes and simply took action in their community.

Representatives from the City of Lakewood included all members of the Lakewood City Council,City Manager and Police Chief. Thanks for having us!

To view pictures of the event, visit the City's Facebook page .

July 29, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Police: June Crime Stats

The Lakewood Police Department has released its crime statistics for June 2016. A few highlights:

  • Overall crime is down 23 percent compared to June 2015 and is slightly under the rate for the year
  • Violent crime is down 18 percent compared to the same time in 2015
  • Property crimes are down 27 percent compared to June 2015

 

Read the Lakewood Police Department's June 2016 Crime Statistics

 

Lakewood Asian Film Fest July 30-Aug 1

The Lakewood Arts Commission proudly presents the 4th Annual “Lakewood Asian Film Fest,” Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, Aug. 1.

The free festival – which will be held at the Lakewood Elks - will feature five emotional, thought-provoking Asian films (some subtitles) that cover an array of genres and tastes, beginning with the internationally acclaimed Australian–Laotian film, “The Rocket." Here is the festival's full film schedule:

Film Schedule:

July 15, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

SummerFEST Triathlon Photos

On Saturday, July 9, 2016, the City of Lakewood held its 20th SummerFEST celebration at Fort Steilacoom Park. The day began with the annual SummerFEST Triathlon and featured the Lakewood Sister Cities International Festival. It also featured a host of activites for the thousands of people who visited and enjoyed the party throughout the day. From LEGO art to trapeze artists to musicial acts such as Tacocat and The Not Its! to Bubbleman to various physical activities for youth, tthe party featured something for everyone. Not to mention an array of food trucks and vendors.

The City of Lakewood thanks all of its workers, volunteers, vendors, performers and participants for making SummerFEST 2016 a success. An extra thank you to the sponsors for making the event possible: 

  • CHI Franciscan Health
  • ACU
  • Lakewood Sister Cities
  • Pierce County Refuse
  • Navy Federal Credit Union

The City of Lakewood is still composing all of the pictures and footage snapped at SummerFEST 2016, but it has posted images from the Triathlon through several photo albums on its Facebook page .

July 22, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

JBLM Airshow and Warrior Expo, Aug. 27-28

The 2016 JBLM Airshow and Warrior Expo at McChord Field Aug. 27-28 is just five weeks away. JBLM’s first air show since 2012 will feature the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron—Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army Parachute Demonstration Team—Golden Knights, and more than a dozen other aerial performances, all scheduled to perform each day.

The Airshow and Warrior Expo is free and open to the public. Gates open at 9 a.m. and flying is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. both days.

Here’s a list of the scheduled performers in alphabetical order:

 

July 8, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

SummerFEST: July 9

  • WHAT: City of Lakewood’s 20th Annual SummerFEST
  • WHEN: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, July 9
  • WHERE: Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 97th Avenue SW, Lakewood, WA
  • COST: Free

Tomorrow is the big day!

On Saturday, July 9, 2016, the City of Lakewood will hold its 20th Annual SummerFEST celebration, presented by CHI Franciscan, America’s Credit Union and Navy Federal Credit Union.

The event will feature an entire day’s worth of activities, entertainment, food and fun:

  • As always, the  day will kick off with the SummerFEST Sprint Triathlon
  • Performances from a number of entertainers including Seattle-based Tacocat, one of the hottest acts around, Eurodanceparty USA, violinist Geoffrey Castle, BubbleMan and children’s band The Not-Its!
  • An array of athletic activities for the entire family, including trapeze classes, an Orienteering race, “Yoga in the Park,” football, baseball, outdoor bowling, golf, ping pong, ladder ball, a fitness challenge and obstacle course; Event-goers can obtain a “Passport to Sports”
  • An array of arts-related activities, including a glass flameworking demonstration by the Museum of Glass, print making, chalk art, Lego competition, community art mural, face painting, Henna tattoos and clay creations; Event-goers will be able to obtain a “Passport to Arts”
  • Food trucks throughout the day
  • Lakewood Sister Cities International Festival, including performances representing cultures of Korea, Native Americans, Mexico/Latin America, Russia, Philippines, Hawaii and Guam
  • Partners For Parks Car Show
  • The party will end with the annual Movie at Dusk. This year’s feature: Minions!

For more details and to see the full lineup of fun at the City of Lakewood's 20th Annual SummerFEST, visit the City of Lakewood's website .