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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:

Arizona Burn Foundation Educator of the Year

The goal of the Arizona Burn Foundation is recognize a person who has exceeded, above and beyond, the duty requirements of his or her position, exemplifies the virtues of professionalism and dedication, demonstrates a distinct pattern of community service to his/her community, and has proven his/her personal dedication to community risk reduction education. Tanja was presented with the 2019 Public Educator of the year award.

Tanja Tanner has served with the Goodyear Fire Department since April 1998 as the Community Risk Reduction – Community Education Coordinator.  In her tenure with Goodyear Fire, Tanja has done a great job coordinating community education and conducting risk reduction activities to prevent death and injuries to the residents and guests of Goodyear. Through Tanja’s efforts every Elementary school covered by Goodyear is visited each year to be educated in prevention and risk reduction efforts.  Through her service the cities of Goodyear and Litchfield Park have been made safer through concerted efforts to install free smoke alarms in the highest risk neighborhoods.  The senior citizens of her jurisdiction are safer thanks to her efforts to conduct in-home safety checks throughout Goodyear and Litchfield Park.

She serves on the Arizona Fire School Committee, helping to bring training to the rural and volunteer Fire Departments of Arizona.  She’s been every officer in the Arizona Fire and Burn Educators Association, still providing much leadership to that organization today.

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