What did she do yesterday? Exclusive look into a day in the life of Goodyear City Manager, Julie Arendall

Bullard Hotels groundbreaking, photo courtesy Julie Arendall

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter

From economic development projects to getting briefings on police activity and major traffic accidents, Julie Arendall doesn’t have many slow days as city manager in Goodyear.

The West Valley city continues to see growth and with its comes challenges and plenty of opportunities.

Arendall documented a day for us including a new hotel groundbreaking, dealing with a school bus accident and finding time to help her daughter with a lasagna recipe.

4:20 a.m.:  First non-junk email – alert from Chief of police activity

8:15 a.m.:  Lean meeting with an internal team (we have a great culture of continuous improvement)

9:30 a.m.:  Bullard Hotels groundbreaking – growing Goodyear!! (see picture)

11:00 a.m.:  Approve agenda items for Council Meeting on Monday

12:00 p.m.:  MAG (Maricopa County Association of Governments) management committee meeting – appointed co-chair of Census 2020 committee

1:30 p.m.: Signed a community support letter for a potential business locate (BIG ONE!)

2:00 p.m.: APS Line Siting Update (our new projects need a LOT of power!)

2:20 p.m.: Adult daughter texts asking if I know my lasagna recipe off the top of my head (yes look at the back of the Barilla box lol)

3:30 p.m.: Court security review meeting with new Presiding Judge

5:00 p.m.: FY 2020 Budget Open House for residents to learn and ask    questions about our $514M proposed budget

5:40 p.m.: Learned of a major Goodyear Fire response to an accident  involving a school bus – 22 patients involved

6:30 p.m.: Gym (me time!) at LA Fitness – super stress reliever with hubby

8:00 p.m.: Dinner at home watching TV (addicted to crime shows)

10:00 p.m.: Answered last non-junk email – internal discussion on language for a development agreement. Total email count for the day is 93! Plus 19 calendar invites.

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