Lakewood city manager’s weekly info bulletin 3/27/2015

Topics of Interest and Updates
Lakewood Police Department’s 2014 Annual Report

The Lakewood Police Department posted another banner year in 2014. Crime rates dropped nearly across the board compared to 2013, and the department was recognized nationally as Agency of the Year in the RISE Awards Competition by TASER International and [Read more…]

County roadside herbicide applications start Mar. 30

Pierce County roadsides will get their annual makeover this spring and summer.An initial application of herbicides to combat weeds along road shoulders will start March 30, and continue through June. Targeted noxious weeds and brush control applications will occur through the end of November as needed. Only federal- and state-approved herbicides are used. [Read more…]

Walk Tacoma 2015

Tacoma, Wash. – Celebrate National Walking Day by attending the free Walk Tacoma Kick-off in Wright Park on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at noon, with Downtown On the Go and the American Heart Association, in partnership with Metro Parks. This event will kick-off the 2015 Walk Tacoma series sponsored by CHI Franciscan Health and the Walk Around the World campaign. The first 250 walk participants will receive a swag bag. [Read more…]

Steilacoom Kiwanis flower bowls are here


Just in time for the Easter Season, the Steilacoom Kiwanis Flower Bowls have arrived! Paul Loveless stated that for the cost of $17, a planter bowl full of quality primroses daffodils and tulips can be purchased in time for Easter giving, a great gift for a spouse, shut-in, as a hostess gift, or just to brighten up a spot on a porch or deck. [Read more…]

Kaitlin Dewhirst named ‘Bronze Scholar’

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Kaitlin Dewhirst, a student at Tacoma Community College, has been named a 2015 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars, and providing nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each Bronze Scholar receives a $1,000 scholarship and a special medallion. [Read more…]

Pierce County Library System seeks new board of trustees member

Pierce County Library System is seeking a new board of trustees member. The library is looking for a strategic thinker with a customer focus who can serve as an advocate for reading, learning and libraries. Trustees set library system goals and objectives, approve budgets and contracts, set policy, and study community needs and ensure the library meets them. Desired: skills or knowledge in business, urban planning, marketing, insurance, budgeting, real estate or law; as well as residency in the library’s service area. [Read more…]