State of the City

Lakewood Annual Report for 2017

The Lakewood State of the City luncheon early in the new year always includes the premiere showing of the city's informative and humorous annual report video.

At this year's February 7 event at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza, the theme of the Lakewood CityTV video is "Secrets of Lakewood." The video can be viewed here.

After the showing of the video to the 225 attendees, Lakewood Mayor Diane DuBois gave her State of the City address, highlighting some of the 2017 achievements and new projects underway in 2018, including: 

  • renovations to the lodge at Monte Verde Park
  • upgrades to the Burns Community Center, and
  • stormwater capture project at Bolivar Park, along with new turf and new picnic shelters.

DuBois spoke about the "secret ingredient" that makes Lakewood such a successful city, an innovation born right here -- the contract city model of government, known in public administration circles as "the Lakewood Plan." 

Mayor DuBois' full remarks can be viewed here.

Lakewood's Sheriff’s Captain James Wolak provided a public safety update. 

The PDF of the Lakewood Living Magazine Annual Report edition is available at

Lakewood CityTV videotaped the entire event and it can be viewed here:  

Re-broadcasts of the State of the City video, including remarks from speakers, will run on CityTV Channel 31 from February 18 to March 8 on Sundays and Thursdays at 12:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. CityTV can be seen on channel 31 on TimeWarner Cable and Verizon FiOS and streaming live on the city’s website at