Jason Whalen Appointed as Mayor of Lakewood

210726_council-photos-34-1024x684Congratulations to Mayor Whalen!  

On Jan. 3, 2022, Jason Whalen was appointed by the Lakewood City Council to the position of Mayor.  Whalen is Lakewood’s fifth Mayor since the City’s incorporation in 1996.

Mayor Whalen was elected as a member of the Lakewood City Council in 2009. He is an Army veteran and a longtime participant in local government and service clubs. He is the President-elect of the Lakewood Rotary Club and is a former President of the Tacoma-Pierce County Economic Development Board. He has also served on the Pierce County Charter Review Commission and Lakewood Planning Advisory Board. His wife and three daughters were present to observe his appointment.

Full coverage: https://thesubtimes.com/2022/01/05/jason-whalen-appointed-as-mayor-of-lakewood/

 

Ledger Square Law Salutes Lakewood on its 25th Birthday!

The “Hand of Ivan” took a vacation to the Lakewood History Museum for the City of Lakewood’s 25th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, 25, 2021.  Ledger Square Law partner and City of Lakewood Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen (right) joined the director of the Ivan Foundation, Earl Bogert (left), at the exhibit featuring Ivan the Gorilla’s life and times at the B & I in Lakewood. 

Jason Whalen, featured in Tacoma Weekly!

Congratulations Jason!
Jason was recently featured in Tacoma Weekly – article by Matt Nagle.

JASON WHALEN: In the running to bring his collaborative approach to problem solving to Pierce County Council
By Matt Nagle – September 1, 2020

Read the entire article here:
TacomaWeekly.com/Whalen

Ledger Square Law Hosts Art Event for Karen Luke Fildes November 21st

Please join us on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm for an opportunity to meet and view the works of our newest artist, Karen Luke Fildes as well as mingle with local business owners, community leaders and artists.  Wine & light appetizers will be served.

Please RSVP to jeanie@ledgersquarelaw.com

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest by a pair of self-professed nature lovers, Karen Luke Fildes has spent the past two decades dedicating her love, respect and awe for the natural splendor of the Northwest, using oil and canvas. Her works have been displayed at galleries and exhibits in the Northwest, Canada and Europe. She is a recipient of Pierce County Arts Commission’s Margaret K. Williams Award for Excellence in the Arts and is approaching her goal to complete 1000 landscapes studying water and atmosphere. She seeks rhythm and tone as if music is the heart of her brush.

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Attorney Clemencia Castro-Woolery, served as the master of ceremonies for Tacoma’s 2019 State of the City Address.

Ledger Square Law Attorney Clemencia Castro-WooleryTacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Board Chair-Elect served as the master of ceremonies for Tacoma’s 2019 State of the City Address.

View the address in full below to see Mayor Victoria Woodards speak on the theme “Our Destiny in Motion”. The event will open with dancers from the Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (TUPAC). There is also ceremonial drumming by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and a performance by the Tacoma Refugee Choir.

Jason Whalen Announces Campaign for Reelection to Lakewood City Council

Jason Whalen

Jason Whalen has announced his campaign for reelection to the Lakewood City Council.

Deputy Mayor Whalen has served on the City Council since 2010. He represents Lakewood on the Pierce County Regional Council, is a member of the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County, and serves as the Council’s liaison to Lakewood’s Arts Commission. He is a member of the Pierce College Foundation Board, Lakewood Rotary, and is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum.

An Army veteran, Whalen served as a field artillery officer in Bamberg, Germany, from 1986 to 1989 before returning home to attend law school at Gonzaga University. Since 1993, Whalen has been in private practice, focusing on real estate, business, and employment-related litigation.

“I am proud of the progress we have made as a community over these past few years. Our budget is balanced with no reduction in services. Public safety has improved significantly. We remain focused on economic development with sound infrastructure investment in street and park improvements. Between 2017 to 2022, the city will invest more than $56 million in 43 transportation projects that will sustain and improve our economic vitality and quality of life. Funding totaling $3.4 million is allocated in support of numerous park improvement projects in 2017-18. And–we still invest 1% of our general fund (approximately $355,000 in 2017) in human services, including access to health, emotional support, and housing assistance. While much has been accomplished, much remains to be done. I look forward to working with my fellow Council members, our many community volunteers, and our residents to continue Lakewood’s progress over these next four years.”

Jason can be reached at 253-606-4937, jason@ledgersquarelaw.com, or jason@whalen4lakewood.com.