Community Notes - April 26, 2017

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Teens sought for Youth Commission

The city of Goodyear is looking for teenagers in high school or who will attend in the fall for a position on the city’s Youth Commission.

The Goodyear Youth Commission allows students to develop leadership skills through involvement in city government, and creates a format for students to express themselves on a variety of youth-related issues such as youth programming, recreation opportunities and special events.

The application deadline is May 1. For information or to apply, email or call 623-882-7781.


Avondale launches new website

The city of Avondale has launched its new website,, which was designed to give the website a new look, improved navigation and interactive tools.

City officials say the website features a responsive design that allows for easy viewing, no matter the device.

The Avondale Library also unveiled its new sub-site, The library’s new site has an integrated catalog search directly on its homepage, in addition to an improved calendar to improve browsing.


Summer Teen Employment Program launched

Avondale Next STEP (Summer Teen Employment Program) connects Avondale youths with work-readiness training, paid work experience and tuition assistance.

Students who participate in Next STEP will have the opportunity to explore career options while working part time in one of several participating municipal departments.

Next STEP participants must be 16 to 21 years old, be Avondale residents, meet the household income requirements and pass a background check and drug screening.

For information, visit


Buckeye Youth Council visits nation’s capital

Six members of Buckeye’s Youth Council spent their spring break in Washington, D.C., attending the National League of Cities annual conference.

Cross Fuller, Morgan Harris, Aaron Maxwell, Ammon Maxwell, Pricilla Reyes and Elijah Rusk met with Congressman Raul Grijalva’s staff where policy interest and civic engagement was discussed.

The group attended workshops on diversity, lobbying, advocacy and trust building.

For information, visit


Catitude hosts artist of the month

Catitude Gallery and Studio, 404 E. Western Ave., Avondale, will feature work by the late Arthur August Jansson May 2-26 as the gallery’s artist of the month.

The exhibit is free and open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For information, call 623-388-3840.


Buckeye Police awarded grants

The Buckeye Police Department was recently awarded a $34,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

The funding will go to support personnel services (overtime) and employee-related expenses to enhance DUI enforcement throughout Buckeye and the West Valley.

The department was also awarded $15,920 to purchase a new Intoxilyzer 8000 to help identify impaired drivers and two new LIDAR radar guns for the Traffic Enforcement Unit.


Mother and Daughter Luau

Valley mothers and daughters of all ages are invited to luau the night away at Tolleson and Goodyear’s annual Mother and Daughter Luau from 6 to 9:30 p.m. May 20 at The Wigwam, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.

The event includes dancing, contests, raffles, professional pictures and a catered dinner.

Tickets are $45 per resident couple and $55 per non-resident couple and must be purchased by May 12 at the Tolleson Recreation Department, 9555 W. Van Buren St., or at the Goodyear Recreation Department, 3075 N. Litchfield Road.

For information, visit or


Nonprofits can apply for Avondale funds

The city of Avondale’s Contributions Assistance Programs is accepting applications for funding for nonprofit organizations that provide heath and human services.

Last year, 23 nonprofits received a combined total of $100,000.

To apply, visit The deadline for applications is May 18. For information, call 623-333-2717.

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