'I Made A Difference' in Lakewood

Lakewood's I Made A Difference pin


“Lakewood is fortunate to have lots of residents and business community members who make a positive difference, day-in and day-out in our town,” said Mayor Ron Piazza. “My Lakewood City Council colleagues and I would like to express a big thank-you to as many of these Lakewood community members as we can.”  

Honorees will be sent a special “I Made A Difference” Lakewood lapel pin. The stories of select honorees will be featured in upcoming issues of Lakewood Connect, the city's weekly e-magazine, and on this website. You can also view videos about some of our honorees, including the Lions Club of Lakewood, the Lakewood Education Foundation, and deaf and hard of hearing teacher Sid Shapiro and instructional aide Jene Newman of Cleveland Elementary School.

“If you know of someone who has contributed to the betterment of our community, in a big or small way, let us know,” said Mayor Piazza.

“It could be someone who helps around their block or neighborhood, volunteers a lot to keep an organization going, or just brings a smile and good cheer consistently to people with whom they come in contact.”

Click to submit an "I Made A Difference" nomination.

Or call 562-866-9771, extension 2140 to request a form be mailed to you.


Thanks to these individuals and groups who made a difference in Lakewood

Artesia High School Principal, Staff & Teachers Friends of Lakewood Libraries Board and volunteers Pan Am 2016 Scholarship winners
Volunteer Day 2016 teams 2016 Gold Award Girl Scout honorees 2016 Eagle Scout honorees
2016 Silver Award Girl Scout honorees 2016-2017 Lakewood Youth Sports volunteer coaches David Knight,
Meals on Wheels Volunteer of the Year
Vickie Dyakon Wim Griffith Betty Garrison
Loy Smith Lucy Kallas JoAnn Monje
Darrell Henry Gwen Travis,
Older Adult Volunteer
of the Year
William (Curt) Erwin
Dr. Keichea Keever Don Waldie Bloomfield Animal Hospital
Sid Shapiro and
Jene Newman
Marcela MacLean Lakewood Lions Club
Judi Robinson 2016 Lakewood
Block Captains
Former L.A. County Supervisor
Don Knabe
Patti Larson of Food Finders Lakewood Education Foundation Project Shepherd volunteers and sponsors
Rotary Club of Lakewood members Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce board members and committee chairs 2016 Award of Valor honorees
Residents serving on Lakewood's Commissions Lakewood Crossing Guards Federal, State and County Legislators representing Lakewood
Miss Greater Lakewood and Miss Greater Lakewood Teen Courts Volunteers helping with the Veterans History Project Organizers of the Lakewood Community Run
Chuck Martucci for service to Special Olympics Erin Stibal, former Field Deputy for retired Supervisor Don Knabe City of Lakewood service contractors
Residents of 6000 Pearce Ave for coordinated holiday lights Volunteers on Patrol and LASD Station volunteers Youth Center teen volunteers
City of Lakewood employees Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame Electors Lakewood Family YMCA board and staff
Lakewood Women's Club Organizations helping with Earth Walk Lindstrom PTA Association
Dwain Lane Sergio Villasenior Amanda Carstens
Patricia Daugherty Meals on Wheels volunteers