The City of Lakewood’s Community Relations Advisory Commission and the Lakewood Family Collaborative are sponsoring a Welcome to Lakewood event on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Garfield Middle School, 13114 Detroit Avenue. This event is designed to welcome new residents to the community and to assist anyone looking for additional opportunities to make connections within the community. Welcome to Lakewood is a fun, new event where residents can learn more about local civic organizations, services and ways to get involved in Lakewood.
This is an opportunity to meet Mayor Mike Summers, Lakewood Schools Superintendent Jeff Patterson, Lakewood City Council Members and hear a special welcome from Lakewood’s State Representative Nickie Antonio. Thirty local organizations will be on hand to provide information about how to get more involved in the community. There will also be yummy treats from local bakeries. All attendees will leave with a packet of information all about Lakewood.
The Lakewood Community Relations Advisory Commission was established in 2005 to serve in an advisory capacity for the purpose of educating, informing and making recommendations to City officials, departments, boards and commissions on matters relating to community relations within the City of Lakewood in an effort to advance respect for diversity, bonds of mutuality and equity.
The Lakewood Family Collaborative is a group of agencies, organizations and concerned individuals working together to make sure a network of services and supports are available and accessible to children youth and families in our community. The objectives of the Collaborative are to assist in the identification of community issues and needs as they relate to youth/families, advocacy for youth/family/community and consultation and support to strengthen and expand community networking/partnerships.