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Permit Counter Closes at Noon on Wednesdays

Due to an acute staff shortage, the second floor counter for the Planning, Building, and Public Works Departments will be closed on Wednesday afternoons. This is expected to be a temporary measure, but may last a few months. The closure will allow the limited staff to process those permit applications that have been submitted. The second floor front counter will be open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and 8:30 to Noon on Wednesdays. Thank you for your patience.

Effective June 26, 2013

Pierce College Shares Science Dome for Tours and Community Access

The Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Science Dome is revolutionizing science and astronomy education on the campus while also providing a learning opportunity for the community with science films offered for $6 for adults and $3 tickets for children ages three to 18-years-old.

The Science Dome is a 55-seat visualization theatre with a 38 foot dome-shaped screen. It provides an immersive and interactive experience to users as a planetarium for showing science films. Since January, approximately 250 Pierce College students have used the Science Dome during class – some more than once. Beyond the college students, 600 preschool to grade 12 students have utilized the dome along with 1,300 visitors from the public.

“Pierce College welcomes visitors to the Science Dome shows. Next year we will expand the opportunity for K-12 learning experiences in the Dome,” said the President of Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Denise Yochum. “We are committed to developing interests in science, math and technology and to prepare students for further education and high wage, high demand careers.”

The Science Dome serves multiple curriculum purposes. In addition to students studying the sciences, design students have utilized the space to create a 180-degree movie and drama students have produced a theatrical performance in the space.

“The Pierce College Science Dome is a one of a kind community asset,” said Ellie Chambers-Grady, economic development manager for the City of Lakewood. “It offers a unique destination and learning opportunity for area residents and regional tourism.”

This summer, the Science Dome is offering six shows and will be playing the movies on Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 3:15 p.m. Beginning on June 26, there will be shows on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Adults are $6, children three to 18 are $3 and Pierce College students are $3. To learn more, visit: .

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)

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.


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.