What's Good in the 'Wood


Good Deeds

Employees provide Caring by Sharing

City employees dedicate their professional expertise to bettering the community, but that commitment to public service has gone far beyond regular work duties when it comes to the holiday season. For more than 30 years, a handful of Lakewood Police... Continue Reading →

An arborists’ salute

When most people visit cemeteries their focus typically isn’t up in the trees, but that’s where Lakewood’s arborists are looking as part of an effort to pay tribute to veterans and their families by applying their unique skills to national... Continue Reading →

Making a difference: a parent’s letter

Rosa Alfaro, site coordinator for the Lasley Cottages Before and After School Program, has been making a difference in the lives of children and their families for many years. In addition to coordinating Camp E.C.O. at Bear Creek Lake Park... Continue Reading →

A Big Soda rescue

As a park ranger at Bear Creek Lake Park, Jon Szetela knows well to expect the unexpected. Thanks to his quick thinking, a child at the park was rescued safely when high winds created a life-threatening situation. Szetela was already... Continue Reading →

An overdue welcome home

The military creed of leaving no soldier behind takes on new meaning when it comes to veterans who have died but remain unclaimed for burial. But thanks to a volunteer collaborative effort with strong ties to Lakewood, these veterans are... Continue Reading →

Better than a traffic light

For Traffic Engineering Manager John Padon, a 30-year Lakewood employee, his work day typically entails reviewing and designing signs, roadways and traffic control measures. But a Lakewood resident who doggedly expressed his concerns about the need for a traffic signal... Continue Reading →

Hailstorm brings out employee dedication

When the severe May 8 hailstorm started pelting Lakewood’s Street Maintenance Facility, windshields began to shatter from the golf ball-sized hail, flooding the interiors of the personal cars belonging to maintenance crew members. But the crew ignored the damage to... Continue Reading →

Assistance Française à Lakewood

It’s not every day that Alisha Williams, a resource development specialist for Lakewood, gets to speak French. But when she received a call from the City’s Head Start preschool program asking for help with a mom who speaks French, her... Continue Reading →

Ducklings rescued

A recent Friday morning that Lakewood employee Connor McAlinden expected to be filled with roadway surveying quickly took a different direction when he spotted a pair of mallard ducks in distress. McAlinden, a traffic engineering technician who was working on... Continue Reading →

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