Clay Goodman

Clay Goodman

The Buckeye City Council appointed Clay Goodman as the interim Buckeye City Council District 6 representative at its June 1 meeting.

He was selected from a field of 16 who applied to fill the council position left vacant by the resignation of Eric Orsborn, who stepped down to run for mayor.

Goodman, who will fill the seat through 2022, has lived in the West Valley for 28 years and been a resident of Verrado since 2012. Clay and his wife, Lynda, have two grown children and one grandson.

As a manager for Arizona Public Service, he is responsible for the leadership and technical training for six APS power plants in Arizona and New Mexico.

Prior to joining APS, Goodman was with Estrella Mountain Community College for 25 years before retiring in 2015. At EMCC, Goodman served as vice president of Academic Affairs, Occupational Education and Administrative Services.

He was instrumental in acquiring and remodeling the old Buckeye High School into the EMCC Buckeye Education Center and played a key role in the facility design and programs for the WestMEC campus on Verrado Way.

“I’m pleased with the direction the city is headed,” Goodman said. “The Buckeye City Council and city management are working cohesively to ensure the city continues to grow while improving the quality of life for residents.”