On May 14, Lakewood City Councilmember John Simpson gave the “State of the City” presentation at the Pierce College Board of Trustees meeting at the college’s Puyallup campus.
The Trustees definitely knew of Simpson – who is a tenured history professor at Pierce College’s Fort Steilacoom campus. He has served as faculty president and has won the “Outstanding Faculty Award” 10 times. Moreover, for the past 7 years he has served on the College Cabinet.
At the presentation, Simpson emphasized the parallel paths of the City and College, including its ties to Joint Base Lewis-McChord and military, its diverse populations and its goals of helping and empowering the people they serve.
And, in classic professorial fashion, Simpson stressed a particular message: "Quality education, quality City."
If you or your organization would like a presentation of the “State of the City,” please contact Lakewood City Hall at (253) 589-2489.