Patrick Pellegrini, Detention Officer

Patrick has been with the department since 2001 and has demonstrated a work ethic at the highest level. He has displayed this in running the Property and Evidence Section of the department.

Most recently, the department earned Recognized Status for Best Practices from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation. During the inspection process, the "excellently organized" property room and the efforts of Patrick were specifically noted through the process for Mesquite in achieving this status.

Danna Dotson and Myra Rogers

In addition to the challenge of learning their new duties, both were involved in the development and implementation of the City's LEAP project. The project was a complete conversion of the City's legacy accounting software to a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Both serve on the I.T. Governance Committee and are functional leads for the budget and general ledger operations.

Both employees demonstrated uncommon initiative and enthusiasm in learning and facilitating this new LEAP Project to further the efficiency of the City organization.

Jenny Sue Gleaves, Senior Permit Technician

Jenny Sue has become the first Permit Technician in the City to receive the International Code Council Permit Technician Certification. This took many dedicated hours of study outside of the workplace and the certification is widely respected in the industry of building officials.

Additionally, she has been instrumental in many accomplishments, specifically the conversion of more than 300 rolls of film into CDs which are now available electronically.

Parks and Recreation
J.D. Ashwood, Golf Course Superintendent

J.D.'s extensive experience in golf course operations has allowed him to serve in various roles for the Mesquite Golf Course. He has played a major role in the irrigation and turf management of the course.
He has been instrumental in the renovation project of the course. Most notably, J.D. sometimes spent 14 hours a day during the summer to ensure the watering of the course was done correctly.

His great attitude and work ethic are some of the reasons for the success of the renovation project.