PebbleCreek is full of people who are actively engaged in PebbleCreek and the surrounding community. For example, Georgia Lord is the Mayor of Goodyear and a PebbleCreek resident.  The photo above is of me and Mayor Lord at my recent graduation from the Goodyear LEAD program.

According to their own website, LEAD “seeks to leverage civically-minded resident interest in the city to prepare individuals for non-elected or elected leadership roles, foster community-based problem solving, and support neighborhood self-reliance through civic engagement.” Don’t go looking for me to seek elected leadership any time soon, but I love that there is space to get involved in Goodyear.   Click here to find out more about the program.   

Prior to moving to PebbleCreek, I lived in the Midwest and on the East Coast  for over 50 years.  One of my very real concerns in making the move to Arizona was that as a newcomer it would be difficult to become involved.  I was used to folks paying dues for YEARS before being invited to take on an active role in anything.

Goodyear is seeking new energy.  Invites new ideas.  Wants to engage with all residents and businesses in a supportive and meaningful way.  The town is unfinished – there is still open land, opportunity, questions that need answers and ideas that can be explored.

Know that moving to PebbleCreek opens doors of opportunity – many people become completely immersed in the activities here.   But there is a whole world to explore outside of the gates; so if you are interested in getting involved with city government, non profit organizations, faith communities or just about anything else – you  can.