It is with deep sadness that we honor the passing Mayor Georgia Lord. She passed away on Sunday, December 12 at age 83.
Mayor Lord had been a powerful advocate for Goodyear since she moved there in 1997 with her late husband, Col. Ronald Lord (USAF, retired) after living in many different locations around the world.
She began her career in local government when she was elected to the Goodyear City Council in 2005, becoming the city’s first woman mayor in 2011.
Lord was a collegiate cheerleader at Michigan State University, a devoted mother of four, a proud military wife and a successful realtor. She was also a fashion model, spoke fluent German and shared in the intrigue of life alongside her husband when he served as a military attaché in Europe during the Cold War.
She served on multiple committees and councils during her tenure, including the League Executive Committee, Maricopa Association of Governments’ Regional Council and Transportation Policy Committee, Greater Phoenix Economic Council Board of Directors, WESTMARC Board of Directors, Abrazo West Hospital Board of Directors, and Luke West Valley Partners.
One of her more recent achievements was being honored with the Inspiration in Leadership Award at WESTMARC’s 29th Annual Best of the West Awards gala in October of this year.
Lord is survived by four children, four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Her husband of 57 years passed away in early 2020.