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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2013 


Contact: Mike Sakal, City of Goodyear
Public Information Officer
Office: 623-882-7053 or michael.sakal@goodyearaz.gov


City breaks ground on new 9-1-1 Communications Center

The City of Goodyear is another step closer to making a long-awaited dream a reality.

Nearly 100 people, including numerous city leaders, attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new 9-1-1 Communications Center the morning of Tuesday, January 22.
Goodyear city leaders and project planners break ground on the new 9-1-1 Communications Center on Tuesday morning, January 22. Pictured left to right are D.L. Withers Construction President Dan Withers, architect Brian Sandstrom of Arrington Watkins, Goodyear City Council member Jennifer Barber, Vice Mayor Joanne Osborne, Mayor Georgia Lord, council members Joe Pizzillo, Wally Campbell, Bill Stipp, Goodyear Telecommunications Manager Chris Nadeau and City Manager Brian Dalke
Mayor Georgia Lord, City Manager Brian Dalke, Goodyear Telecommunications Manager Chris Nadeau and D.L. Withers Construction President Dan Withers were the speakers for the event. It was a long-awaited day for the City as the 9-1-1 center has been in the planning stages for many years. As Goodyear continues to grow, the calls for service have drastically increased – from 8,200 in 2004 to more than 29,000 last year. This new communications center will provide that high level of service for the increased demand. The City of Goodyear is committed to promptly responding to the citizens’ emergency needs.

 
“We’ve waited for this for quite some time,” Mayor Georgia Lord said. “This supports our commitment to the public safety of our citizens.” “We must continue to take the steps necessary to assure them that when they call for help, our officers will respond quickly.”

Goodyear City Council members also were present and they were joined by neighboring City Mayor Jackie Meck of Buckeye, Councilmember Diane Landis of Litchfield Park and other city leaders. The estimated time of construction for the new building is ten months. We anticipate a ribbon cutting ceremony with an opportunity for the public to tour the facility once it is complete. 


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