President's Page: Connect With Council

Lakewood City Council Ward Map with Conversation Schedule

Hi Neighbors! One of my goals on Council has been to actively engage folks in their government and present multiple avenues of participation. At our Council Strategic Planning retreat earlier this year, Councilmembers unanimously supported communication with the community as top priority.

Council Community Conversations

While Council meetings provide a formal venue for public comment, and community members are always welcomed and encouraged to contact Councilmembers directly via phone and email, there is also benefit to hearing from our constituents in less formal settings and allowing for more organic conversation. To that end, I am excited to announce that we have scheduled the following listening sessions in each of the four Wards. 

All members of the community are invited to come and connect with their Councilmembers, ask questions, meet their neighbors, and share their ideas and concerns. We are grateful to our gracious hosts for opening their doors to Council and the public. Residents may identify their ward here:

Ward 1: June 20, 5-6 pm - Lakewood Family YMCA, 16815 Detroit Rd.

Ward 3: July 17, 6-7 pm – Barton Center, 14300 Detroit Ave.

Ward 2: August 6, 6-7 pm - Main Branch of Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Ave.

Ward 4: August 20, 6-7 pm - Madison Branch of Lakewood Public Library, 13229 Madison Ave

Additional Connect with Council Opportunities

Saturday, June 8th 12:00-2:30pm Come say “hi” to me at the Council table and enjoy a free cookout with neighbors at Lakewood Alive’s annual Birdtown Picnic at Madison Park.

Saturday, June 15th 1:00-3:00pm Join all seven Councilmembers and Bike Lakewood at Madison Park for a guided bike ride and to learn about our recently adopted Active Transportation Plan.

Saturday, June 15th 4:00-6:00pm After the bike ride, join us at Madison Court Community Coalition’s Juneteenth Celebration with free food, family activities, book giveaway and father-figure/children basketball match up.

Sarah Kepple

President Sarah Kepple serves all residents as Lakewood City Councilmember at Large. Reach her at or 216.200.5050. 

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Volume 20, Issue 11, Posted 12:51 PM, 06.05.2024