A voluntary partnership to restore the lower Gila River ecosystem while encouraging stewardship, recreation, and compatible development

The Lower Gila River Collaborative Remembers and Recognizes a Great Leader and Champion of Our Rivers

The Lower Gila River Collaborative and Rio Reimagined would like to share our sincere condolences on the recent passing of Mayor Georgia Lord of Goodyear.

Mayor Lord was a longtime supporter and strong advocate for the revitalization of the Gila River. She worked with several of the surrounding cities and with the late Senator McCain in a leadership role to move the collaborative’s efforts forward. Her keen leadership and support was instrumental in the formation of the Rio Reimagined and the Lower Gila River Collaborative and was evidenced in her passion and dedication to preserving the river’s ecosystem and the community’s connection to it. She served in civic service for over 16 years including three consecutive terms as Mayor of Goodyear. Her grace, strength, and passion for community were inspiring and will be missed by all.

Picture of Mayor Georgia Lord signing the Rio Reimagined Proclamation.

Collaborate with Us!

Our full partnership meets twice a year. Click here to view presentations from our recent meeting or review the meeting summary.

Working Groups meet every 1-2 months:

  • Restoration: 1/19 at 8:30 AM

  • Outreach and Engagement: 12/13 at 10:30 AM

  • Recreation: TBD

  • Economic Development: TBD

Visit the Upcoming Meetings page or email Jessica@swdresources.com for more information.

Partners of Lower Gila River Collaborative


Join us in supporting natural resource restoration and enhancement, stewardship, nature-based recreation, and compatible economic development.