City Manager's Weekly Info Bulletin 9/9/2011

September 9, 2011
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: Andrew Neiditz, City Manager

  • City Hall Art Display: A new art display by painter Pat Graham is currently exhibited in the first floor elevator alcove of City Hall. Her favorite focus is painting realism, primarily portraiture and figurative works. Pat endured a period in which she experienced a loss of visual clarity. Years later, her vision was surgically restored and she was able to return to painting and drawing again. Since that time, Pat has been creating paintings with more focus than ever before, entering contests and selling work for others to enjoy.
  • Tunnel of Hope at Lakeview: CSRT member CSO Conelly participated in the Lakeview Hope Academy’s Tunnel of Hope on September 7th. The “Tunnel” is made up of caring adults who are welcoming the students of Lakeview Hope Academy back to school. Participants include Lakewood Police, West Pierce Fire and Rescue, as well as teachers and other adults who are encouraging young students to have a good school experience.
  • Youth Council: The new group of 17 high school students, who were appointed to the Youth Council this past Monday, are representatives from Clover Park, Lakes High Schools, Harrison Prep, Bellarmine Prep and an on-line student. The new Youth Council will be kicking-off a very busy year with “Make a Difference Day” on October 22nd. They will also complete the “Green Initiative” that was begun last year and slated to be in final draft form by June.
  • Lifeguards: The lifeguard program concluded this past Labor Day. With the arrival of a late summer and warm temperatures, swimmers are reminded to always swim with a buddy. Parents and adults should supervise their children at all times as the swim beaches are now unguarded.
  • Cheer Camp: All eight of the Lakewood Parks, Recreation and Community Services Cheer Camp participants, ranging in age from 5 to 7, showed off what they learned this summer at the first home game for Lakes High School. They went in front of a large crowd of Lancer fans and family members and cheered for the home team on September 2nd when Lakes played Clover Park in a pre-season game ending in victory for the Lancers.