Mayor Georgia Lord
Welcome to this new and different issue of InFocus magazine. We’ve taken the feedback provided by our readers and have begun to revamp the magazine to fit the life you lead here in Goodyear. Over the coming months, we will include more information about what’s happening in our city: new businesses, new housing starts, traffic details and much more.
I’m thrilled that this edition of InFocus contains a reprint of Commercial Executive magazine’s recent cover story, “Why the West Valley.” The article and accompanying infographic* highlight why the region is experiencing such tremendous success, and focuses on the city of Goodyear’s growth story. I’d like to thank the editor and staff at Commercial Executive magazine for this wonderful opportunity!
Growth wouldn’t be possible without our incredible community, and this issue of InFocus also focuses on how our residents give back. Saturday, Oct. 27 is Goodyear’s Make a Difference and G.A.I.N. day.
Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods (G.A.I.N.) is a day dedicated statewide to generate support for crime prevention through community involvement. G.A.I.N. promotes policecommunity partnerships to keep our neighborhoods safe. The best way to prevent crime is to know your neighbors and your surroundings – so plan an informal cookout or festival to get the conversations flowing!
Make a Difference Day is the largest national day of helping others. Community members of all ages beautify the city through various acts of kindness. Together, volunteer groups take on projects like cleaning up alleyways, cutting overgrown bushes, and painting hydrants to give back to their community. This is such a fun, positive day and, again, I hope you’re thinking about what you may want to volunteer for in the future. Planning for these celebrations takes energy, commitment and time, and establishing everlasting neighborhood friendships is essential to keeping our city vibrant and safe. For more information on these special events, visit goodyearaz.gov