Terry Goddard

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Terry Goddard "was elected Mayor of Phoenix in 1983 and was subsequently reelected three times. ... As Mayor, Terry secured approval for the first Arts Commission and sponsored one of the country's most enlightened percent-for-arts ordinances. ...

"As Mayor, Terry Goddard spearheaded the passage of two history-making bond issues, in 1984 for $600 million and in 1988 for $1.1 billion. These bonds provided funding for virtually all the major public cultural buildings in Phoenix, the refurbished Phoenix Art Museum and Phoenix Theater, the new Museum of Science and Technology, the new Burton Barr Central Library, the new Phoenix History Museum, and the restoration of the Orpheum Theater. The percent-for-arts ordinance, enacted during his administration, authorized spending up to 1% of each of the bond-funded projects' construction costs for public art, making the Phoenix Arts Commission and public arts program one of the best funded in the nation. Terry also pushed Phoenix to develop a pioneering GIS system, one of the first in the country.

"In 1989, Terry Goddard was elected President of the National League of Cities and was named Municipal Leader of the Year by City and County Magazine. He currently serves on the board of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, where he is chair of the Public Policy Committee, as well as on the boards of the Arizona Theater Company, the Benton Foundation, the Cosanti Foundation, and the Valley Citizens' League. He recently completed a four-year term on the Board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco...

"He is a member of the Arizona Bar Association and a lawyer in solo practice. He is married to Monica Lee, a television and radio news producer. They have a son, Kevin." [1]

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