David Bugher (253) 983-7739 • Fax (253) 512-2268 • Assistant City Manager for Development/Community Development Director

Help Chart the Course for Lakewood!

Beginning in mid-2014, the Lakewood community came together to create a shared vision and develop a set of goals for the future of our city. The process built on past accomplishments and evaluated new priorities to determine what is relevant now. Through a comprehensive public outreach process, members of the Lakewood community had many different opportunities to share their thoughts about what the future of Lakewood should look like and how best to get there. The outcome of this process will be a Community Vision Plan that will serve as a roadmap for the future and will address a range of topics such as community image, economic development, and improvements in public facilities and infrastructure.

Update: As of early April 2015, the City and its visioning consultant are working to present the results of the visioning prcoess to share with the public. Check back soon.


What is the Visioning Process?

Lakewood’s visioning process takes into account input received from the community. From this, priorities will be developed and plausible alternatives for Lakewood’s future will be explored. These alternatives will test how decisions made today may drive outcomes in the future and will help expose opportunities and challenges, identify key variables of success, and recommend proactive strategies to achieve a successful outcome. As part of the process, a visioning workshop was held in September 2014 to bring the community together to build consensus about what the future of Lakewood can and should look like.


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