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City Council: Our Mission, Commitment, Core Values

Mission Statement

Lakewood: Quality lifestyle fostered by a transparent government

City Council’s Commitment to Citizens

The Lakewood City Council will:

• Act with honesty and integrity to communicate openly;
• Promote an inclusive environment for all citizens;
• Continually evaluate the purpose and scope of government and adjust programs as appropriate;
• Recognize that a quality staff is fundamental to quality services;
• Be progressive and innovative while respecting the traditions of the community and honoring our neighborhoods’ values; and
• Focus on quality results by investing in the appropriate level of programs.

Core Community Values

• Safe Community
• Open and Honest Communication
• Fiscal Responsibility
• Education and Information
• Quality Transportation Options
• Quality Economic Development
• Physical & Technological Infrastructure
• Quality Living Environment
• Community Sustainability  


Council Dashboard

See the Council's online dashboard of priorities, plans and potential projects.


2017 Executive Summary of City Council Survey Data

At Council's 2017 Planning Session, Council completed a survey in reference to discussions about Council priorities.