Lakewood city manager’s weekly info bulletin 4/24/2015

Topics of Interest and Updates

Parks Appreciation Day 2015

Park Appreciation Day is Saturday, April 25. Lakewood residents have made this effort a success the last 14 years. The improvements and beautification projects completed by volunteers every year are too numerous to list, but they have all made a difference in our community’s parks. We count on volunteers each year to prepare Lakewood’s parks for the spring/summer season. The 2015 sites set for City of Lakewood Park Appreciation Day projects on Saturday, April 25, are: [Read more…]

State’s top companies, community groups boosting veteran employment, training


Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-Pierce County, Friday led the passage of Senate Resolution 8680, honoring businesses and community partners that have made a commitment to train, recruit and hire veterans entering the private sector. Leaders from Washington’s top companies and veterans joined members of the state Senate Friday in advance of the resolution to hear from elected leaders and veterans at local companies about their experience transitioning into the civilian workforce. [Read more…]

Good planning makes travel accessible for all

Leisure travel is becoming increasingly accessible to people with disabilities and older adults.  People can take safe, relaxing vacations anywhere in the world, but, as with any trip, planning is the key.

“Planning for Safe Travels” is a free, information-only presentation that will provide useful information and resources to help individuals and families who have caught the “travel bug.”  The one-hour presentation will look at travel planning, packing, practical tips, dealing with the TSA, personal safety and travel options. [Read more…]

Public invited to briefings on South Sound 911’s plans for new communications center

Leaders from South Sound 911 and members of the Pierce County Council will provide briefings about the agency’s plan to build a new public safety communications center at upcoming public meetings around the county. Voters in Pierce County authorized the project in November 2011 as part of a 0.1 percent sales tax increase to fund the consolidation of six disparate 911 centers and create a regional emergency communications radio network. The intent of both actions was to improve the delivery of emergency services. [Read more…]