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Coffee with the Mayor - June 18 - Cancelled

Due to Council and staff obligations relating to the City Manager selection process, we are cancelling Coffee with the Mayor on June 18th.

Please consider attending the:

Community Meet and Greet

City Manager Candidates

June 17, 2013

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

McGavick Conference Center

4500 Steilacoom Boulevard SW

Lakewood, WA  98499

If you have any questions, please contact Executive Assistant Deanne Wegmann at (253) 983-7702.


Lakewood Accepting Donations for Returning Single Soldiers

The City of Lakewood is supporting efforts to provide toiletries and snack foods for single soldiers re-deploying from Afghanistan. Lakewood’s adopted brigade from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, is now six months into a nine-month deployment. While the “Raider Brigade” will fully return to JBLM by August, a number of troops have already started to return.

While many of our returning soldiers will have families waiting for them, many are single. The City encourages the public to donate male and female toiletries (shampoo, shower gel, shaving cream, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and deodorant) as well as non-perishable snack foods, water, sports drinks, and laundry detergent/dryer sheet combos. Family readiness groups from the brigade will place the donations in the barracks.

The public is welcome to deliver contributions to Lakewood City Hall (3rd floor counter) or the Lakewood Police Department at 9401 Lakewood Dr SW from now through the end of June. Alternatively, the public can donate online to the non-profit Dragoon Raiders Soldier and Family Fund for this purpose: .

For more information, call Jeff Brewster at (253) 983-7761.

Suggested Items

  • Shampoo
  • Shower Gel/Soap
  • Shaving Cream
  • Razors
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shower Scrubbies
  • Gum
  • Nuts/Sunflower Seeds
  • Chips
  • Candy
  • Cookies
  • Beef Jerky
  • Easy Mac (microwave)
  • Cup-o-Noodles
  • Andes Candies (for their pillows)
  • Pudding cups
  • Popcorn
  • Water/Gatorade
  • Laundry Detergent/Dryer Sheet combos (recommend Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry)

City reminds dog owners to respect leash laws

Ten years ago, the City of Lakewood collaborated with Protect our Pets (POP) and many other organizations to dedicate and fence 22 acres of Fort Steilacoom Park for an off leash dog park. The dog park allows dogs of all shapes and sizes to run unleashed and to socialize with other dogs. This park continues to earn rave reviews including “Best dog park in the South Sound” recognition for the last few years.

As the weather warms up, more people will take advantage of Lakewood’s beautiful parks. The City wants to remind all dog owners to leash their animals anytime they are outside the dog park or in any City Park. Lakewood Municipal Code 08.76.330 states that dogs, pets, or domestic animals are not permitted off-leash on any designated swimming beach, picnic area, play areas or any other park area in any city park except in those areas specifically identified with signs posted indicating that animals are permitted off-leash. The city also reminds pet owners about their obligations to clean up after Fido. It is always a good idea to carry a plastic bag or two when walking your pets in the park or down your street.

The City receives occasional complaints from park users about aggressive and unleashed dogs and dog owners who seem indifferent to the law. The City’s animal control and other law enforcement personnel will continue public education efforts and enforcement on leash laws this spring and beyond. The City appreciates everyone’s cooperation in respecting our laws and the rights of all residents to enjoy our parks.

Coffee with the Mayor - May 21, 2013

Coffee with the Mayor

Please join me for Coffee with the Mayor on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:30 a.m. We will meet at St. Clare Hospital, Classroom A/B, 4908 112th Street SW, in Lakewood. Our guest speaker will be Assistant Police Chief Mike Zaro who will give a presentation on the Professional Standards Year End Report.

If you have any questions, please contact Executive Assistant Deanne Wegmann at (253) 983-7702.  I hope to see you there!

Mayor Don Anderson

No RSVP is needed

Please Note New Location

Directions to classroom A/B – Go through the main entrance of the hospital. Take an immediate left. Walk down the long hallway past the administrative offices on the left. Classroom A/B will be on the left.

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