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Coffee with the Mayor - June 8, 2012

Please join me for Coffee with the Mayor on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 7:30 a.m. We will meet in the Resource Center at St. Clare Hospital, 4908 112th Street SW, in Lakewood.

Our guest speaker will be Lieutenant Steve Mauer who will give a presentation on the Community Safety and Resources Team (CSRT) annual report.

If you have any questions, please contact Deanne Wegmann at (253) 589-2489. I hope to see you there!

Mayor Douglas G. Richardson

City of Lakewood Hosting Community Building Workshop

The City of Lakewood is hosting a Community Building Workshop on May 17, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lakewood City Hall. The workshop goal is to provide support for neighborhood groups and the broader community to assist in leveraging their efforts to improve their neighborhoods and to make Lakewood an even better place to live, work and play. The workshop will feature keynote speaker Cary Bozeman, who as Mayor of Bremerton and as a councilmember and Mayor of Bellevue was instrumental in planning and implementing changes that led to managed growth and community-based urban centers for both cities.

The workshop is sponsored by Lakewood's Community Safety Resource Team (CSRT), and team leader Lt. Steve Mauer will present on how citizens and community-based groups can effectively work with the City. Lt. Mauer will request feedback from attendees about hot issues in their neighborhoods and what the City can do to help. Booths from City and other community-based groups will open for the first hour of the workshop before the speaking part of the program starts at 6 p.m. with introductory remarks from Mayor Douglas Richardson and City Manager Andrew Neiditz. The booths will provide information on what is going on in Lakewood and how citizens might be able to get involved in Lakewood from groups such as CSRT, Parks, Recreation and Community Services, Public Works and Keep Lakewood Beautiful.

City Manager Andrew Neiditz said "this event gives the City the chance to open its doors to citizens and to talk about how we can continue to connect with the community in a manner that will empower neighborhood and other groups to benefit the community." Light refreshments will be served.

Community Clean Up Day

Keep Lakewood Beautiful & Our Event Sponsors Asks You to Join Us On Saturday - May 19, 2012 for Lakewood's Community Clean Up Day

Litter Removal Activity Only - No Commercial, Household or Yard Waste Accepted

10:00 AM to 12 Noon

Families, Neighborhood & Community Groups Are Encouraged to Participate, Register Outside Lakewood City Hall Then Proceed to Your Chosen Area

  • Registration/Check In: Between 9 :00AM & 10 AM
  • Community Clean Up: Between 10 AM & 12 Noon
  • Volunteer Picnic & Celebration: 12 Noon to 1 PM

More Info: www.LetsKLB.org

Spring into action to keep Lakewood clean and beautiful. Join your fellow citizens on Saturday May 19, 2012 at Lakewood’s Community Clean-up Day from 10:00am to noon. Families, neighborhood and community groups are encouraged to participate. Register outside City Hall beginning at 9:00am then proceed to your chosen area. Then celebrate with free hotdogs and ice cream at the volunteer picnic and celebration from noon – 1:00pm. For more information please contact: .

Coffee with the Mayor - May 11, 2012

Please join me for Coffee with the Mayor on Friday, May 11, 2012, at 7:30 a.m. We will meet in the Resource Center at St. Clare Hospital, 4908 112th Street SW, in Lakewood.

Our guest speaker will be Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director Mary Dodsworth who will discuss the Lakewood's Farmer's Market kick-off and other upcoming events like SummerFEST 2012.  She will also talk about community services projects.

If you have any questions, please contact Executive Assistant Deanne Wegmann at (253) 589-2489.  I hope to see you there!

Mayor Douglas G. Richardson

City of Lakewood Supports the Fight Against Cancer

The City of Lakewood is proud to participate in this year’s American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life beginning June 1, 2012 at Clover Park High School. City officials and staff will take turns running/walking around track for 24 hours. There will be food, games and activities providing entertainment and fundraising for the American Cancer Society. In addition to all loved ones individual members are walking on behalf of, the City’s team is walking to remember Emmett Moore, Housing Repair Coordinator, who lost his battle to cancer in November 2011. To learn more about Relay for Life, find an event or make a donation, please visit www.relayforlife.org .