LaceyLife – March 2024

Lacey Cultural Celebration: Explore the World Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saint Martin’s University

Don’t miss the Lacey Cultural Celebration presented by TwinStar Credit Union! The FREE, family-friendly event honors the diverse sights, sounds, and traditions of various cultures throughout the world.

Attendees can enjoy live performances and music, experience clothing traditions, shop for a variety of merchandise, purchase delicious foods, and visit with members of cultural clubs and organizations — from around the world! And, don’t forget the fun and educational interactive games for kids!

If you’d like to step away from the noise and stimulation at the event, visit the sensory space to regulate, reset, and return to the fun!
For more event details, visit the Lacey Cultural Celebration webpage.

LaceyWorks: New and Improved Community Request System Coming Mid-March

Exciting News! On March 11, the City plans to roll out a new, more accessible, customer request system — LaceyWorks — to replace the existing Lacey311. Community members can access the system on our website or by downloading the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Once launched, it will be a hub for community members to send the City questions, comments, concerns, compliments, and more. The new
system includes two-way communication between community
members and the City. Requesters will know the status of their
submissions in real-time.

To learn more, visit the LaceyWorks webpage.

We’re looking for youth artists — of all ages and abilities — to take part in a public art project celebrating the area’s rich history. The artists will create designs that will transform utility control boxes throughout the City into works of art that reflect the City’s history, culture, and diversity. Artists who are selected for the project will earn $300!

The designs will be inspired by influential individuals and organizations that have positively impacted the community. The artwork will then be wrapped around utility control boxes in Lacey!

Visit Youth Art Project webpage to learn about the individuals and organizations being recognized. All art mediums are encouraged.

If you have questions, contact Sadie Siglin at or (360) 456-7788.

REMINDER: Lacey Youth Summit & Resource Fair – Saturday, March 16 … it’s FREE!

The Lacey Youth Council and City of Lacey Human Resources Department invites high school and early-college students to the Lacey Youth Summit & Resource Fair: Saturday, March 16 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
South Puget Sound Community College
Lacey Campus (4220 6th Ave. SE, Lacey)

The event includes free professional headshots, team- building activities and games, inspiring speakers, resume review, vendor booths, valuable resources, and pizza!

Visit the Youth Summit & Resource Fair webpage to learn more.

Save More Money with our Energy Efficiency Rebates

The City teamed up with Puget Sound Energy (PSE) to save Lacey
residents even more money on your energy efficiency upgrades. How
does it work? The City matches the PSE rebate for qualifying equipment
upgrades completed after August 4, 2023. And, to make it super easy —
you only have to apply once with PSE. Get double the rebate with no extra paperwork!

This matching rebate program is funded by a City initiative as part of our Climate Action Plan and applies to most PSE rebates.

To learn more about how you can save money and energy, visit the Energy Rebate webpage.

RAC Parking Lot Improvement Project Update: Off-site Parking Available on Weekends

During construction of a new asphalt parking lot and other site improvements at the Regional Athletic Complex (RAC), off-site parking will be available near 483 Marvin Rd SE (formerly Bucknell Park – see map) as needed on weekends. The parking lot in the project area will remain closed to the public until June 2024.

The project includes stormwater improvements, grading, paving, installing various site furnishings, and landscaping. When finished, the new parking lot will have more than 340 paved parking stalls including 6 electric vehicle charging stations, 8 accessible parking stalls (ADA), and 8 bus stalls. In addition to the parking lot, Steilacoom Rd SE frontage improvements will include a sidewalk, bike lane, associated stormwater facilities, street lights, street trees, and other landscaping.

Visit the Project webpage to learn more about the project and sign up for email updates.

Homeowners Association Academy Planned for Saturday, March 30

Are you a Homeowners Association (HOA) board member who wants to learn more about HOA best practices? Mark your calendar and plan to attend:
2024 HOA Academy
Saturday, March 30 | 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lacey Community Center
(6729 Pacific Ave. SE).

Whether your association is self-administered or has professional management, this educational opportunity will provide valuable insights and answers to many of your questions regarding successful HOA governance. The event will also include time to
network with other HOA representatives.

This conference-style event, hosted by the City, features presentations and discussions lead by professionals who are knowledgeable in HOA regulations, board responsibilities, dispute resolution, neighborhood safety, and more.

Registration Information
The academy is open to all South Sound area HOA managers and board members. You must pre-register to attend and space is limited. Registration is $35 for Lacey and Lacey Urban Growth Area board members and managers; $45 for other jurisdictions. Additional members of the same HOA receive a $10 discount.

Get More Details
To learn more, visit HOA webpage or call (360) 491-3214.

Join Our Team! Applying for a Job with the City is Easy!

If you’re in the market for a career change — consider working for the City! Working with a group of people committed to serving our community can be an enriching experience, both personally and professionally. And, with over 340 full-time employees, Lacey has a wide variety of jobs — from lifeguards to engineers and everything in between!

How to View Jobs
It’s easy to see all the current City job openings or view the full list of job descriptions. Just visit our website and click on the “Jobs” icon located in the middle of the home page. You can also go directly to webpage. That will take you to a landing page where you can select what you’d like to view.

How to Apply
If you find a job you’re interested in, just click on the green APPLY button in the upper right corner of the job listing to start the process. If don’t already have one, you will need to create an account in NEOGOV to complete the online application.

Have Questions?
Our friendly Human Resources (HR)staff members are here to help!

“If you’d like help with your application materials, interview preparation, or career coaching, please feel free to reach out to anyone on our HR team,” says Jeni Schaefer, HR Analyst.

The City encourages peoples of all backgrounds and experiences to apply for open positions. Visit to get started today!

To view the March LaceyLife in pdf format, click here.