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January 7, 2022 – The Suburban Times


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On January 3, 2022, Jason Whalen was appointed by Lakewood City Council as mayor. Mary Moss has been appointed deputy mayor. Whalen is the fifth mayor of Lakewood since the town was incorporated in 1996.

When we took our oath 12 years ago, it was one of the darkest hours this city has known. In November, just after our election, we suffered the loss of our four police officers. For those of us who were here and experienced this, it was an indelible memory and a lightning rod of how we were going to work together as a team and work with this community to do great things.

I think this board has taken up this challenge and many others over the years. The proof of all this for me is that this work and this work is worth it. It is an opportunity for us ordinary people to work together to do extraordinary things. It doesn’t happen alone, and it doesn’t happen without consensus building and teamwork.
– Jason Whalen, Mayor of Lakewood


Lakewood Mayor Jason Whalen and Deputy Mayor Mary Moss were appointed on Monday, January 3, 2022

Board member Mike Brandstetter is sworn in to start a new term

Re-elected in November, Mike Brandstetter was sworn in to begin a new term on Monday evening. He was first elected to Lakewood City Council in 2009.

Councilor Brandstetter, Councilor Belle, Deputy Mayor Moss and Mayor Whalen were each re-elected in the November election.

Council member Mike Brandstetter, Deputy Mayor Mary Moss and Mayor Jason Whalen were each sworn in on Monday to begin their new terms following their November re-elections. Board member Patti Belle was also elected – she was sworn in earlier in December.

Lakewood in 2021: a year in photos

2021 is history. It was a year many of us may remember for its challenges, but there was a lot to celebrate. It was a step towards a return to normalcy. Events, art, gatherings, music and celebration have returned to Lakewood after a year deprived of these joys.

Ed Selden Carpet One

Enjoy this selection of key photos from 2021.

City update authorization interface

The Town of Lakewood has migrated to a new permitting software: CED +. The interface matches the license dashboards used elsewhere in Pierce County, providing applicants and the interested public with a simple, standardized experience in all jurisdictions.

The new dashboard can be accessed here. Older permits can still be reviewed through the Archived permit search. Permit questions can be sent to [email protected]

Extreme weather conditions affecting roads and municipal services

Snow, ice, rain and flooding cause a number of problems around Lakewood. City staff and our partners are working hard to respond.

  • NEST: Repeated freezing and thawing create potholes. Please identify the potholes via MyLakewood311 with their exact locations. We usually resolve potholes within a few days of receiving a ticket.
  • FLOODING OF ROADS: Stagnant water forms puddles on some roads. Drive slowly and avoid puddles. The storm drains are full and the water may take a long time to disappear.
  • GARBAGE: The household waste service was recently interrupted due to the state of the roads. Waste Connections should have informed you of the schedule adjustments. Call 253-875-5053 with any questions.
  • HIGHWAYS CLOSED: I-5 is closed in Lewis County and I-90 is closed at Snoqualmie Pass due to weather conditions. Check out the WSDOT roadmap before traveling this weekend.
  • NON DELAYED CONSTRUCTION: The Gravelly Lake Drive project and the Steilacoom Boulevard sewer project are on schedule despite the inclement weather. The weather occurred during a holiday period and both routes are expected to reopen in February.
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The City’s calendar of events has been updated to reflect events planned for 2022. Summerfest is slated to return in 2022, and a new series of “Saturday Street Festivals on the Plaza” events are planned. Farmers’ markets, outdoor concerts and more will be back. Drive-in movie nights will not return in 2022.

Reel Life ’96 film competition: February 2022

Registration is complete – the 32 team slots have been filled for the next Lakewood film competition: Coil Life ’96. Participating groups must create a 4-minute film in 4 days around a theme. The films will be screened in March at a public event.

Martin Luther King Jr Day (virtual): January 15, 2022

The city will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr on January 15, 2022 (the public holiday is January 17). The city will premiere a video based on the theme “The World Lives in Lakewood,” a nod to an inclusive mural created by students at Clover Park High School.

The Haunting of Hill House - Lakewood Playhouse



The Lakewood 2022 Events Calendar has been updated with the dates of exciting events planned in advance.
  • Gravelly Lake and Nyanza: Gravelly Lake Drive is closed between Nyanza and Washington until mid-February. Upon completion of the roundabout at Gravelly Lake Drive and Veterans Drive, the intersection of Gravelly Lake Drive and Washington Boulevard will be closed for the construction of a roundabout.
  • Steilacoom & Lakewood: Sewer repairs under Steilacoom Boulevard are on schedule. The road is closed between Lakewood Drive and Gravelly Lake Drive. The causeway is expected to reopen in February. All local businesses are open.
  • Steilacoom & Custer: On Monday January 10, crews will begin work on the sidewalk along the north side of Steilacoom Boulevard. The north lane (right lane when driving west) will close during the day Monday through Friday for a little while. At a later date, the lane will close for three solid weeks.
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Monday January 3, 2022 Regular meeting

Jason Whalen, Mary Moss and Mike Brandstetter have each been sworn in to begin their new terms following their November re-elections. Former Mayor Don Anderson named Jason Whalen to be the next mayor, and Lakewood City Council voted unanimously: Jason Whalen was named Lakewood’s fifth mayor. Mary Moss has been appointed deputy mayor.

On January 17, 2022 was proclaimed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The consent program was approved, which included approving a memorandum of understanding between the city and the Rotary Club of Lakewood, and executing an interlocal agreement to keep the theft working group. automobiles of Puget Sound.

Next meetings:

DuPont Museum


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