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Patrick McDermott, Cleveland Indians named Citizen and Corporate Citizen of the Year in Goodyear

Post Date:02/06/2018 2:50 PM

For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Bolton, Public Information Officer                      
Office:  623-882-7053

Patrick McDermott, Cleveland Indians named Citizen and Corporate Citizen of the Year in Goodyear



Goodyear, Ariz. (Feb. 6, 2018) – Patrick McDermott, Community Relations Manager for Arizona Public Service (APS), and the Cleveland Indians were honored as the city of Goodyear’s 2017 Citizen of the Year and Corporate Citizen of the Year.

Mayor Georgia Lord read proclamations at the Jan. 22 City Council meeting declaring the numerous contributions each has made to help improve the city and surrounding community. “We are so fortunate to have Patrick and the Cleveland Indians as residents of Goodyear,” said Mayor Georgia Lord. “Both are more than willing to step up and give back to the community in such a generous way.”

Citizen of the Year
McDermott, a Goodyear resident for 11 years, has served as the Southwest Valley’s liaison to APS since 2011 during which he has contributed his time and talent to Goodyear in a number of ways. His involvement on a city advisory committee and contributions to Luke Air Force Base, Leadership West and the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce are just a few examples of McDermott’s commitment to community service.

Known for his pragmatic approach to problem solving and outstanding leadership, McDermott stands as an example of a selfless steward for community improvement and collaboration.

Corporate Citizen of the Year
Since their arrival to Goodyear in 2008, the Cleveland Indians have been exceptional community partners, making significant investments in the development of the city of Goodyear and the greater Southwest Valley. The consistent generosity of the organization, the Dolan family, team management, staff and players has helped ensure that Goodyear is a premier destination for spring training fans and a caring community for residents.

From supporting many deserving youth and family causes to their efforts to inspire new generations of baseball fans, the Cleveland Indians have made a lasting and remarkable impression in the city of Goodyear and the West Valley.

For more information, contact the City Council Office at 623-932-3910.


About Goodyear
As one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, the city of Goodyear is poised to rapidly add to the current population of 78,189. Set in the West Valley of metropolitan Phoenix, the city encompasses 191 square miles. Home to a strong, educated and skilled workforce, Goodyear is well-positioned for growth. Featuring an ideal location, major transportation corridors – Interstate 10 and State Route 303 – reliable infrastructure, abundant land and a low cost of living, Goodyear has already attracted many major employers including Amazon, REI, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macy’s, Subzero and the Michael Lewis Company. As the spring training home of Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians, fans from across the country flock to catch the exciting action at Goodyear Ballpark. A thriving healthcare corridor, anchored by Abrazo West Campus and Cancer Treatment Centers of America, serves not only the community, but the entire region. Supported by a strong median household income of $69,078 and a median age of 36.7 years, the diverse retail, dining and recreation options offer residents choices to enjoy and support the local community. According to the most recent satisfaction survey, 93% of residents rate Goodyear as a good/excellent place to live.

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