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Friends donate to help after Jack Goodman’s death
Monday, August 29, 2022 by Jo Clifton
Staunch environmental advocate Jack Goodman died last week at the age of 76. Jack served on the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District Board of Directors for 22 years, leaving office in 2012. The job was a labor of love, paid nothing and offered no retirement benefits. When he was incapacitated following a stroke several years ago, his wife, former Council Member Jackie Goodman, gave up her job to be his caretaker. Jackie served on Austin City Council for 12 years, from 1993-2005, including as mayor pro tem. Council members get no pension, so despite her many years of service Jackie has little to show for those years except for her many friendships. Her longtime friend Alfred Stanley has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for Jack’s funeral expenses.
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