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ABOUT ME

Mayor Phil Goode

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MY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
FOR PRESCOTT

  • Balance small town feel with modest growth, smart economic development, low taxes, limited government, strong public safety services

  • Slow down unrestricted growth that diminishes Prescottonians’ quality of life

  • Continue to improve the conservative management of our precious water resources, not providing water outside city limits

  • Support a quality Prescott Regional Airport with protections from residential encroachment growth challenges

  • Continue payments to ensure no future liability growth of Prescott’s PSPRS full-pension funding while advocating for state legislature investment reform

  • Support business incubator startups, satellite facilities, and high-tech business park for high-paying jobs around our airport

  • Support local small business through smart economic development policies

  • Initiate coordination and cooperation with neighboring towns and Yavapai County to ensure a prosperous future for all

  • Encourage expansion of local healthcare options

MY BELIEFS AND VALUES

I believe in limited government, low taxes, strong public safety services, individual responsibility, and traditional values.  I structure my life on trust in God, family, duty and country.  I practice what I preach via public participation in city government, input and ideas.  I firmly believe in transparency in our City government and public policy making by the City Council.  I support the U.S. Bill of Rights as it applies to our local government.  I have run clean and honest campaigns focusing on issues and ideas, not on smearing my opponents with false or unverifiable accusations.  I am steadfast and unafraid to stand strong with evidence-based decision making on important issues - and my voting record proves it.  And lastly, I will not and am not influenced by developers, nor do I accept any developer funding for my campaigns - EVER!

MY EXPERIENCE

  • U.S. Army Vietnam War decorated combat veteran.

  • American Legion (Post 6, Prescott) 32-year member; Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 541, Prescott) lifetime member. Serving both posts in leadership positions

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Sacramento State University, graduated with honors

  • 35-year healthcare industry career in senior management positions

  • Co-Chairman Veterans Memorial Plaque Committee. Rededicated the All Veterans Memorial on the Courthouse Plaza, to memorialize Yavapai County veterans who died serving in wars since WWI, 2015-2016

  • Prescott City Planning and Zoning Commissioner, 2015-2017

  • Co-Chairman Mayor Oberg’s Sober Living Rehab Homes Ad Hoc Committee, which played a major role in drastically reducing the number of unlicensed homes, 2015-2017

  • Central Yavapai Hospital District board of directors elected member, 2015-2017

  • Prescott City Council, elected councilman 2017-2021. Recognized as most knowledgeable and consistent fiscally conservative council member

  • Chairman Northern Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, 2022-present

  • Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) Public Policy Committee, 7-year member

  • Yavapai Republican Men’s Forum board of directors’ member, 2015-present

  • Member Citizens Tax Committee: the taxpayer’s watchdog in Yavapai County

  • Yavapai County Teacher of the Year Panel and Prescott BASIS School Advisory Council, past member

  • Prescott’s Sunup Rotary Club member, 2015-2022

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