Newsroom | Voices from the Council, August 2020

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Quotes from Regional Council members Surprise Mayor Skip Hall, Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat, and Tempe Mayor Corey Woods

Regional Council, Voices

Mayor Skip HallWhile COVID-19 continues to affect our cities, I want to thank all of the leaders in the MAG region who have shared ideas, plans, concerns and solutions over the past few months. Sharing among each other and learning from each other makes us all stronger. I feel proud to be part of such an incredible group of leaders who are working tirelessly to keep their communities safe and healthy, and I am grateful for the comradery everyone has shown during this difficult time.
—Surprise Mayor Skip Hall


Mayor Jerry WeiersCOVID-19 has caused me to think about and consider policy issues that I could never have imagined a year ago. As elected officials, we cannot shy away from the impact COVID-19 has had throughout each of our communities and beyond. Instead we must make decisions having the information available to us to protect the health and well-being of this region’s citizens and visitors. With this weighing heavily on my mind, I would like to thank our communities for your unwavering commitment to slowing the spread of this virus and for your patience during these challenging times. I would also like to thank all the business sectors, both public and private, who have stepped up to provide the much-needed services and relief to our citizens. I’m confident that our independent and concerted efforts will reduce the impact of this pandemic within our region.
—Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers


Mayor Cathy CarlatWhile much has changed in the past several months, MAG’s 2020 Annual Report demonstrates great progress on MAG’s regional planning mission. In this challenging time, collaboration is more important than ever, and Peoria is proud to work alongside regional leaders in support of programs and policies that move our communities forward.
—Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat


Mayor Corey WoodsCities and towns in our region and Maricopa County have stepped up to ensure that our area is “covered” by mask mandates. This is a vitally important action that I believe will save lives. Recently I have had my own personal experience with COVID-19 and, while my case was thankfully very mild and I was not hospitalized, it provided me with an even deeper appreciation for our first responders, healthcare professionals and public health experts.
—Tempe Mayor Corey Woods

Published July 30, 2020


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