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Register G.A.I.N. events by Sept. 15

Post Date:08/08/2017 2:57 PM

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Bolton, Public Information Officer       
Office:  623-882-7053
amy.bolton@goodyearaz.gov 


Neighborhood mixers promote safety, crime prevention

 

Register G.A.I.N. events by Sept. 15

 

 

Goodyear, Ariz. (Aug. 8, 2017) – Goodyear is starting to plan for the annual Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods (G.A.I.N.) events on Saturday, Nov. 4. To receive this year’s party planning kit and be on the official list for participating neighborhoods, groups need to register a G.A.I.N. event no later than Sept. 15.

As part of a national campaign that promotes community partnerships and camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, G.A.I.N. offers an opportunity for neighbors to get to know each other better while engaging with members of the Goodyear Police Department and city officials.

“The goal for these events is to cultivate strong neighborhoods where people look out for each other,” said Christina Plante, Goodyear’s neighborhood services coordinator. “When you know your neighbors, you can better recognize and report suspicious activity, sending the message to criminals that we won’t allow that in our community.”  

To learn more about organizing an event, anyone can download the free online planning guide. For more information on G.A.I.N. and Neighborhood Block Watch, visit www.goodyearaz.gov/blockwatch and www.goodyearaz.gov/gain or call Sgt. Alison Braughton at 623-882-7362 or Ofc. Jamie Benker at 623-256-2778.

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About Goodyear
As one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, the city of Goodyear is poised to rapidly add to the current population of 78,189. Set in the West Valley of metropolitan Phoenix, the city encompasses 191 square miles. Home to a strong, educated and skilled workforce, Goodyear is well-positioned for growth. Featuring an ideal location, major transportation corridors – Interstate 10 and State Route 303 – reliable infrastructure, abundant land and a low cost of living, Goodyear has already attracted many major employers including Amazon, REI, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macy’s, Subzero and the Michael Lewis Company. As the spring training home of Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians, fans from across the country flock to catch the exciting action at Goodyear Ballpark. A thriving healthcare corridor, anchored by Abrazo West Campus and Cancer Treatment Centers of America, serves not only the community but the entire region. Supported by a strong median household income of $69,078 and a median age of 36.7 years, the diverse retail, dining and recreation options offer residents choices to enjoy and support the local community. According to the most recent satisfaction survey, 93% of residents rate Goodyear as a good/excellent place to live.

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