City’s Mission Statement: The City of Lakewood enhances the quality of life of our residents by providing essential services in a fiscally responsible manner, ensuring public safety, promoting economic development and preserving our natural environment.(Click on “Meet the Council Members” tab above to learn about each City Councilmember)

Council-Manager Government

The City of Lakewood is a code city with a Council-Manager form of government.  The City Council consists of seven part-time, nonpartisan members elected at-large every two years to staggered, four-year terms. The City Council elects one of its members as Mayor.

The City Council is responsible for enacting all legislation and making general policy decisions governing the City. The City Council appoints a full-time, professional City Manager  to implement the policies and goals of the City Council, manage and coordinate the overall operations of the City and provides leadership, coordination and development of all City departments, while ensuring the delivery of quality service and serving the needs of the public.

The City Council also appoints members of the City’s advisory boards and committees .


Coffee with the Mayor

Please join Mayor Don Anderson for Coffee with the Mayor at 7:30 a.m., on the second Tuesday of each month at the St. Clare Hospital Resource Center (4908 112th Street SW). Coffee with the Mayor features guest speakers, is open to the public, and always includes time for questions and comments. These informal hour-long meetings are a great way to find out about the latest developments in Lakewood!

Lakewood City Council
Mike Brandstetter, John Simpson,
Mary Moss, Marie Barth, Paul Bocchi
Mayor Don Anderson, Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen