Many dedicated and talented people work hard every day to keep the city of Goodyear moving forward and to provide the best resources and services that we can for our community. We do it because we love what we do, but it’s always nice to be recognized for our efforts. Here are some of the awards and acknowledgements that our city departments and employees have received for the work that they are doing:
Goodyear Awarded National Excellence in Youth Sports
On November 13, the city of Goodyear received the Excellence in Youth Sports award from the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) at the Youth Sports Congress annual event held in Orlando, Florida. This award is given to organizations that go above and beyond with youth sports programs.
Our city was invited to apply for this award, and our winning application focused on an internal and external communication campaign. Our main objective was to enhance and improve all aspects of communication in youth sports programs. The campaign was a five-tiered project which included: researching best practices, data collection, integrating communication tools (GoCanvas, Constant Contact, face-to face interactions), taking action to enhance and improve communication, and follow-up.
In 2019, Goodyear was one of four organizations nationwide that were chosen for this prestigious honor. It has been 16 years since another Arizona organization was selected for this award. The city of Goodyear is only the second organization to obtain the Excellence in Youth Sports award in the state of Arizona since its conception in 2000.