City Manager Kathy Hodgson was appointed in 2009 as City Manager by the Lakewood City Council. Her career with Lakewood spans more than 30 years, beginning in Lakewood recreation centers. Kathy holds a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in local government, and she received the Certificate for Senior Executives from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Deputy City Manager Ben Goldstein assists the City Manager in administering the affairs of city government. He attends City Council meetings and study sessions and works to help coordinate City Council agenda priorities, and works with the city's department leaders to support the vision set by the Mayor and City Council.