• Mayor
  • Position 4
  • Took office: 2008
  • Current term expires: Dec. 31, 2019
  • City Hall: (253) 983-7705
  • Home: (253) 582-9571


Mayor Don Anderson has served on the City Council in Position 4 since January 2008 and as Mayor since January 2013. He served as Deputy Mayor for his first five years on the council. Mayor Anderson represents Lakewood as a member of the Board of Pierce Transit, co-chairs the South Sound Military and Communities Partnership and is the council liaison for the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Mayor Anderson’s past civic and community involvement includes serving as Board President of Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region, President of the Puyallup School District Board and Board Member of  Rotary Club #8.  An active supporter of military veterans, he currently serves on the boards of Rally Point 6 and the Friends of American Lake Veterans Golf Course.  He also has an extensive record of volunteer service and has been an official for high school, NCAA and Olympic Trials track and field meets.

Mayor Anderson received his BA in business administration and his JD from the University of Puget Sound. He has been an attorney with the Tacoma firm of Eisenhower & Carlson, PLLC since 1981. He served overseas as a U.S. Navy JAG officer from 1978 – 1981. Don and his wife, Nancy have been married since 1976. They have four grown daughters, two grandsons and one granddaughter.