May 17, 2011
Councilman Claude Mattox was recently recognized by West Valley 24 as one of the "Movers and Shakers" for his nearly 30-year involvement in the West Phoenix community. Councilman Mattox's leadership and work with the community has made significant impacts, including attracting two Major League Baseball spring training facilities (Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale and Chicago White Sox/Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch); Desert Sky Pavilion; Tres Rios; West Valley Recreation Corridor, and more.
"Without question, Claude's efforts and ability to bring people together brought about great destinations for sports and entertainment like Cricket Desert Sky Pavilion and the Maryvale and Camelback Ranch spring training facilities,” said Jerry Colangelo.
The recognition comes most notably for his long-standing commitment to child drowning prevention and water safety issues. The Councilman and his wife, Sherri, have hosted the Margarita Bash charity fundraiser for several years, raising more than $350,000. Monies raised from the event are donated to Phoenix Children's Hospital's drowning prevention programs, the United Phoenix Firefighters Adopt-A-Pool Fence program and other charities.
"I am humbled to be recognized for my efforts to make a difference in our community," said Councilman Mattox. "But there is still much more to accomplish, especially with child drowning prevention." He is very concerned about the high number of child drownings this season and will continue to promote water safety and support all efforts to prevent child drownings.
|Stephanie Ribodal Romero