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City Council To Honor Claudia Thomas, Andie Gernon

The City of Lakewood will celebrate Mother’s Day early by recognizing two of Lakewood’s founding mothers: former Mayor Claudia Thomas and former City Councilmember Andie Gernon.

On May 5, at 7 p.m., the Lakewood City Council will present the two former City Councilmembers with a proclamation to honor their amazing work and dedication to our community.

These two women have been the driving force behind placing the needs of children and families at the top of the City’s agenda even prior to incorporation in 1996. Their collective accomplishments include:

  • Serving as leaders on the City Council
  • Orchestrating the development of the City’s funding for human services
  • Establishing Lakewood’s Promise (Winning America’s Promise 100 Best Communities For Young People six times)
  • Co-chairing Lakewood’s Community Collaboration.

It is with a great debt of gratitude the City of Lakewood collectively says “Thank You” to Claudia Thomas and Andie Gernon.

The Lakewood City Council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, May 5 at Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main Street SW.