Benita Beckles

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Benita Beckles graduated with a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Hampton University and a MA in Education from George Washington [6]. Currently, she is the president of Potential Plus, LLC [4]. Beckles retired from the City of Detroit as a human resources manager and City of Phoenix as a senior human resources analyst. She also retired as a group commander, having served 30 years as a commissioner in the Air Force and Air Force Reserves [1].Beckles is a current member of: Goodyear’s Faith and Community Roundtable, Goodyear’s Community Action Network [3], The Tuskegee Airmen Inc., Military Officers Association, and various public service organizations [1]. She is a self-published author with a workbook titled The Self Discovery Workbook [2].

Key Issues

Economy

Beckles supports achieving financial stability [1] and bringing in businesses/organizations to provide living wage jobs [5].

Public Safety

Beckles wants to monitor police/fire [10] and expand public safety resources and bring funding to public safety institutions [1]. Beckles works with the city’s Goodyear Action Network to open lines of communication between the police and the community [3].

Infrastructure

Beckles supports reviewing city resources for long-term planning [1].

Housing

Beckles wants to build more and diverse multi-family housing and apartments [5].

Water

Beckles believes in monitoring water resources, especially through the Water Conservation Committee [5].

Community

Beckles supports building new recreational facilities. She works with Vision and Sound to diversify Arts in the West Valley [1].

Communication

Beckles supports citizens’ surveys and talking to citizens to involve them in the decision-making process [10]. She supports increased communication between the police and the community [5].

Endorsements

No endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 Benita Beckles for Goodyear
2 Wana
3 AZCentral
4 Bizapedia
5 AZCentral
6 Linkedin
7 Goodyear AZ
8 Facebook
9 Crunchbase
10 NewsBreak