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Lakewood 2012 Year End Report

Lakewood 2012 Year End Report

Coffee with the Mayor - February 19, 2013

Coffee With the Mayor

Please Note New Day and Location

Please join me for Coffee with the Mayor on Tuesday, February 19th at 7:30 a.m. We will meet in the City Hall Council Chambers, 6000 Main Street SW, in Lakewood.  This is the Tuesday following the President’s Day Holiday.

Our guest speakers will be Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director Mary Dodsworth and Lt. Steve Mauer who will give a presentation on the City’s emergency planning efforts.

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

Mayor Don Anderson



Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

“Discrimination at Home, Patriotism Abroad”

Featured Performer: The Total Experience Gospel Choir
Keynote Speakers: Al Knight (Tuskegee Airmen) and Sam Mitsue (442nd RCT)

This year’s celebration features a wonderful variety of performers to include:

  • The Total Experience Gospel Choir
  • The Prairie Bells
  • Clover Park High School Choir
  • Trumpeter Morris Northcutt
  • Lakewood’s Charisma School of Dance
  • Life Christian Chamber Choir
  • Readings by the winners of the Clover Park School District MLK essay contest plus many more outstanding performers.
  • Featured speaker will be Sam Mitsui, representing the Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team of WWII fame.
  • There will also be representatives from the Tuskegee Airmen’s Seattle Chapter and the Tacoma Chapter of the World War II Philippine Scouts.
  • Welcome remarks by the Lakewood Councilmember Mary Moss

Don’t miss this outstanding event of music, dancing, song, history and more.

Admission and Parking are Free.

For more information contact Jo Ethel Smith at (253) 584-4673 or Dennis Higashiyama at (253) 589-2489

Sharon McGavick Conference Center
Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood

City Manager's Weekly Info Bulletin 2/8/2013

February 8, 2013
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: Andrew Neiditz, City Manager

  • Pierce County Regional Council (PCRC): The annual General Assembly of the PCRC was held in Fife on February 7th, with most cities and towns in Pierce County represented. Mayor Anderson, Deputy Mayor Whalen, Councilmember Barth, as well as the city manager, ass’t city manager/development, and public works director were in attendance from Lakewood. The guest speakers included Garrison Commander Chuck Hodges from JBLM, Kitsap Commissioner Josh Brown who is the president of the Puget Sound Regional Council, and Robert Puentes, a senior fellow from the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Council. The focus of the workshop was on transportation infrastructure and its critical connection to the success of our regional economy.
  • CPSD board president and superintendent meet with mayor and city manager: Superintendent LeBeau and board president Carole Jacobs met with Mayor Anderson and the city manager on February 8th to review progress of the collaborative efforts between the City and the District.
  • Staff conducts business retention visits: Business Retention/Expansion (BRE) visits have been very active with staff meeting with 16 companies since the beginning of the year. The companies are quite a range from apartments, print shops, professional services, technical, hospitality and assisted living.
  • Staff meets with former QFC site brokers: Economic Development staff met with Cushman and Wakefield from Seattle, the listing agent engaged by Homestreet Bank to sell the former QFC site and adjoining properties. The goal for this team is to attract potential purchasers and have an offer in the month.
  • Economic Development staff attend EDB Health/Medical Services Cluster meeting: Staff attended the EDB Health/Medical Services Cluster meeting. The goal of this group is to better understand medical services assets in Pierce County and then eventually develop a strategy to grow that cluster to increase private investment and job creation.
  • Site visit with international food manufacturer: Economic development staff hosted a site visit for a new project with an international food manufacturer. While the building reviewed would not work for their project, they did provide a referral to another company they thought to be in an expansion mode and needing a presence on the West Coast.