City Manager's Weekly Info Bulletin 5/13/2011

May 13, 2011
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: Andrew Neiditz, City Manager

  • CSRT presents self-defense class to DSHS employees: Lt. Steve Mauer and CSO Gail Conelly, along with Animal Control Officer Correne Buck, presented a condensed self-defense class for employees at the DSHS building next door to City Hall on May 12th. Information presented included the importance of awareness, tools available, targets to use, as well as training on strikes and kicks. This class is normally the fourth in a series of classes. Attendees were invited to register for the next Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) training series.
  • State of the Streets presentation: Desiree Winkler, Transportation Division Manager, presented the State of the Streets to the Lakewood United meeting on May 12th. A number of audience questions were answered regarding how pavement ratings are determined, how utility taxes and franchise fees are allocated, and the escalating cost of streets maintenance.
  • Paralegal earns AWC Certificate of Wellness Leadership: Paralegal Rebecca Hendricks earned the Certificate of Wellness Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities Employee Benefit Trust. This program requires the completion of 30 Certificate of Wellness Leadership credits, and a culmination exam. This certificate recognizes professional development in municipal workplace health promotion.
  • South Sound Military & Communities Partnership: The steering committee of the South Sound Military & Communities Partnership met on May 13th to review the work plan for the JBLM Growth Coordination Plan. The steering committee includes JBLM and the administrators from Pierce and Thurston Counties, the cities of Lakewood, Tacoma, Lacey, and DuPont, the Clover Park School District, and other regional entities, chaired by the Lakewood city manager. The group is also setting the agenda for the new Elected Officials Council to meet in June, convened by the Lakewood Mayor, the Pierce County Executive, and the chair of the Thurston County Board of Commissioners.