Mayor Lana Mook
Mayor Lana Mook
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Mayor Lana Mook has called Arizona home for more than 30 years. After retiring from approximately three decades in management, training and patient relations in the health care industry, Mook devoted much of her time to volunteering in El Mirage, pursuing her commitment to do everything she could to improve her community. With a number of other community volunteers, she co-founded the People of El Mirage (POEM), a civic-based community organization focused on helping those in need, as well as informing the public on local issues. Under her leadership, the organization promoted local support for Luke Air Force Base, raised funds for local Cub Scouts, and participated in numerous food and clothing drives for the area’s residents in need. In addition, POEM members partnered with local public safety officials to increase safety and awareness in El Mirage neighborhoods.
In 2010, Mook was elected Mayor of the City of El Mirage. She currently serves on the Boards of both Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and Western Maricopa Coalition (Westmarc). She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns and on the Executive Committee of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG).
Mayor Mook has provided many years of service to a number of organizations including the Phoenix Suns Charities, the Girl Scouts of America, the U.S. Forest Service (Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Fire Prevention Programs), and is a past Vice-President of the Greater Phoenix American Bowling Association.
- Played a significant role in improving the City’s image throughout the West Valley and the entire Phoenix metropolitan area. This included developing a partnership with Luke Air Force Base and supporting the F-35A mission.
- Successfully advocated for passage of an $8 million bond measure to provide El Mirage residents with a community recreational facility with swimming pool and a new police facility.
- Appointed to the League of Arizona Cities and Towns Executive Committee consisting of 25 mayors and council members from across the State. The League provides an important link among the 91 incorporated cities and towns in Arizona representing collective interests at the State Legislature, and providing timely information on important municipal issues.
- Protected basic services such as public safety by successfully advocating for the rehire of four first responders for the Fire Department after they were laid off in 2010. In addition, she encouraged the Police Department to address speeding throughout the community with the assistance of RedFlex photo radar.
- Worked to develop El Mirage’s future economic base by approving projects to design quality transportation corridors throughout the City. Reconfiguration of the Thompson Ranch/Grand Avenue/Thunderbird Road intersection and major improvements to El Mirage Road and Thunderbird Road are both scheduled to be completed in early 2017. The design of El Mirage’s portion of the Northern Parkway project is underway.
- Improved the appearance and quality of life of El Mirage through enhancements to Gentry Park and Grand Avenue.