Georgia Lord was elected to fill a two-year unexpired term as Mayor of the City of Goodyear in March of 2011 and re-elected as Mayor in 2013. She has served on the Goodyear City Council since 2005 before resigning her position as Vice Mayor to run for Mayor.
Mayor Lord represents Goodyear on the Maricopa County Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council, Transportation Policy Committee, and Economic Development Committee. She serves on the WESTMARC Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and the West-MEC Bond Committee. She is also a member of the West Valley Hospital Board of Directors, Arizona Mayor’s Education Roundtable, Arizona Town Hall alumni, and previously served as Vice Chair of the Arizona Municipal Tax Code Commission.
Mayor Lord is the former Co-Chair of the Luke West Valley Council, and is actively involved with the West Valley Partners and the Luke Forward Campaign, which played a key role in bringing the F-35 Mission to Luke Air Force Base.
Lord is a member and past Chair of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Ambassadors Steering Committee. She also serves on the GPEC Board of Directors. GPEC awarded Mayor Lord the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her promotion and advancement of economic development in greater Phoenix. In 2014, Mayor Lord was named one of the 50 most influential women in Arizona business by AZ Business Magazine.
Previously she served as Chair of the Goodyear City Center Technical Advisory Committee which was responsible for crafting Goodyear's new downtown strategy. In 2008, she was a member of the citizens' team that brought home the All-America City Award to Goodyear.
Her goals are to continue to develop a sustainable downtown in Goodyear, attract new business and clean industries, enhance public safety services, and to keep Goodyear an All-America City.
Lord, who received her Real Estate certification from Arizona State University, has extensive experience in real estate sales and as a trainer for a national home builder. Her real estate experience gives her insight into how to create high quality, attractive communities. She also graduated with fluency in German from the State Department Institute for German Language before joining her husband overseas during his diplomatic tour of duty in the U.S. Air Force.
A graduate of the 2003 Southwest Valley Citizen Academy, Lord is involved in her community and previously active on the Board of Directors of the Three Rivers Historical Society, the Purple Ribbon Council on Domestic Violence and the New Friends of the Goodyear Branch Library.
Married to Ron Lord, USAF Colonel retired, Mayor Lord raised four children and also has five grandchildren.