City Council

Lakewood City Council

Mike Brandstetter, John Simpson,
Mary Moss, Marie Barth, Paul Bocchi

Mayor Don Anderson, Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen

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.

  • Mayor Don Anderson
  • Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen
  • Councilmember Michael D. Brandstetter
  • Councilmember Mary Moss
  • Councilmember Marie Barth
  • Councilmember Paul Bocchi
  • Councilmember John Simpson

City Talk

City Talk is an opportunity for residents and business owners to meet with Mayor Don Anderson or another Council Member. City Talk is held every second and fourth Thursday from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Please call (253) 983-7705 for an appointment.

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!

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 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 Council appoints a full-time, professional City Manager to oversee the administrative functions of the City and to implement Council policy. The Council also appoints members of the City's advisory boards and committees.