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Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck was born and raised in the city he governs; his wife wrote the book “Buckeye Then and Now. / Tom Scanlon / West Valley View

By Tom Scanlon | West Valley View

“Buckeye Then and Now” is not simply a book written by Mayor Jackie Meck’s wife, Verlyne Meck.

The story of Buckeye’s past and present is also very close to the story of Jackie Meck, born and raised in what was once a small town.

“When I was growing up in Buckeye, the population was 1,200 — and I don’t know how many dogs can chickens and cats were counted to get up to the 1,200,” said Meck, 78.

“So, yes it’s changed quite a bit.”

Likely the highlight for Buckeye in 2019 was being named “America’s fastest-growing city.”


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