A voluntary partnership to restore the lower Gila River ecosystem while encouraging stewardship, recreation, and compatible development
Our full partnership meets twice a year. Click here to view presentations from our recent meeting or review the meeting summary.
Working Groups meet regularly, from quarterly to monthly:
Our Leadership Council convenes once or twice a year and our Coordinating Team meets monthly. Click here to read meeting summaries.
LGRC Mourns the Loss of Genaro Ruiz, Rio Salado Center Director, and Leader in South Phoenix
Genaro Ruiz outside the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center Photo: Corey Lycopolus
LGRC Remembers and Recognizes Mayor Lord, 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.