Karmel Shields (253) 983-7756 •  kshields@cityoflakewood.us
Human Services Coordinator


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The Lakewood Community Collaboration is comprised of caring community members representing a wide array of social and community services.  The Lakewood Community Collaboration purpose: “Networking for better services for all people of Lakewood”.  The Collaboration meets monthly and is open to everyone interested in working together for a healthy community.

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., in the Council Chambers at Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St. SW. There is no membership fee.  Register here to receive the monthly meeting announcements and community updates.


Lakewood Community Collaboration

2017 Meeting Schedule & Topics


  • January 11

Organizational Speed Networking & Training Topics for 2017

  • February 8

How to be an effective Affordable Housing Advocate

  • March 8

Keeping our Promises Panel Presentation by Lakewood’s Promise Board

  • April 12

Immigration 101 Policy and Practice – Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

  • May 10

CHOICE Coalition Strategic Plans to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse

  • June 14

Health Disparities and Structural Racism



  • September 13

Community Outreach & Marketing Strategies

  • October 11

Grant Maker’s Forum – what are we looking for???

  • November 8

Veteran Services & SSCMP update

  • December 13

Celebrate our Partnerships & Planning for the Future