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Coffee with the Mayor - April 13, 2012

Please join me for Coffee with the Mayor on Friday, April 13, 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 Assistant Police Chief Mike Zaro who will give a presentation called "LPD Professional Development Innovations".

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

Lakewood City Council Recognizes Student Athletes

At the March 5, 2012 Council Meeting, the Lakewood City Council honored the outstanding athletic performance of four Clover Park School District students. Zach Banner, who was named first team All American offensive lineman in football; Izaic Yorks who was ranked 5th in the nation in cross country by ESPN; Cedric Dozier named honorable mention All American all-purpose athlete in football; and Kiaya Van Scoyoc for being the 2012 State Girls Wrestling Champion in the 155 pound division—a first girls’ state wrestling title at Lakes High School and in Clover Park School District.

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Lakewood Chosen by "Today in America"

The City of Lakewood has been chosen by Today in America , hosted by Terry Bradshaw to be featured in their New Urbanism to Live Work and Play series. Our Economic Development team has begun work with the producers and main script writer to prepare for filming this May. The feature is expected to air across the nation in late Summer or early Fall 2012.

Coffee with the Mayor

Please join me for Coffee with the Mayor on Friday, March 9, 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 speakers will be Economic Development Director Ellie Chambers-Grady and Economic Specialist Becky Newton who will provide us with an update on economic development projects in Lakewood.

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

Mayor Douglas G. Richardson

Parks Appreciation Day 2012

Please save the date so you can join us at the City of Lakewood’s 11th annual Parks Appreciation Day celebration, Saturday, April 21, 2012. We are planning projects at Fort Steilacoom Park, Harry Todd Park, American Lake Park and Wards Lake Park. Join us between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and noon as we participate in a county-wide Parks Appreciation Day and jointly celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day and National Parks Week.

You should dress appropriately for the weather; bring clearly-labeled hand tools from home (including such things as pruners, gloves, rakes, shovels, small pitch forks) and your enthusiasm, smiles and energy! This is a FUN event in the outdoors and you’ll be able to help prepare our local parks for the busy spring/summer seasons.

Last year, over 400 volunteers participated in this event and planted hundreds of flowers; 28 bushes and rhododendrons; laid mulch on trails and flower beds; laid playground fall zone chips and filled dumpsters with debris. The list is endless for the projects we’ve completed on previous Parks Appreciation Days. This year, new projects are planned to improve our local parks. We need your help.

Join us on Saturday, April 21st . To register your family, service organization or your school or church groups, please call Suzi Riley at (253) 983-7758. We’ll find a spot for you and will appreciate your help.

SAVE THE DATE
PARKS APPRECIATION DAY
APRIL 21, 2012 - 9:00 A.M. TO NOON
Call (253) 983-7758 to sign up!