City Manager's Weekly Info Bulletin 1/6/2012

January 6, 2012
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: Andrew Neiditz, City Manager

  • Lakewood Station Connection Project to be presented to Arts Commission: The project Architect, Hewitt, will be presenting the final pedestrian bridge design and entry plaza art options to the Lakewood Arts Commission at its January 9th 4:30 PM meeting at City Hall. This pedestrian bridge provides access to the Lakewood Station over the railroad tracks via Kendrick Street. The project also includes pedestrian and bicycle improvements along Kendrick Street and is scheduled for construction Spring/Summer 2012.
  • HR Director elected President Elect of IPMA-HR: Human Resources Director Debra Young has been elected to the position of President- elect for the Western WA chapter of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR). This is a non-profit organization that provides continuing education and training opportunities for HR professionals. The President-elect shall automatically succeed to the office of President after having served a one-year term.
  • City staffmember passes State Bar Examination: In June 2011, Paralegal Ann-Marie Evans completed the four year Rule 6 Law Clerk Program offered through the Washington State Bar Association. She has passed the State Bar Examination and will take the Oath of Attorney on January 27th at Pierce County Superior Court before Judge James Orlando.
  • Public Works Staff receive Professional Certifications: Two public works staffmembers successfully passed their respective 8-hour exams to receive professional certifications. Jon Howe received his Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T.) certification, and Paul Candler received his Professional Engineers (P.E.) license. Public Works now has a total of three Engineers-In-Training and nine Professional Engineers.