Are you a new resident?
The city of Lakewood wants to welcome you.
If you’re not a new resident, that’s OK. Come anyway.
Sponsored by the city’s community relations advisory commission and the Lakewood Family Collaborative, the Welcome to Lakewood is slated to take place in the cafeteria of Garfield Middle School from to 7 to 9 p.m. April 25.
April Stoltz, an event volunteer, attended Monday’s board of education meeting, to invite the board and the community to attend the event.
“We want to offer a public invitation to someone who moved to Lakewood in the past two years — or people who just want to make some connections,” she said.
“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,” according to a news release.
In addition to the welcome, the event will feature information tables representing 30 institutions, including the library, community service groups and various civic organizations.
Officials from the city, schools and area politicians will be on hand to offer a welcome — as well as answer questions and address concerns.
“The best community — and we qualify already — is a community where the citizens are engaged and involved,” Stoltz said. “Think about the new people on your streets. This could be a great way to make an introduction.”