Mesquite, TX – November 2, 2020 – During a ceremony to celebrate Texas Municipal Courts Week at Mesquite Municipal Court, the City of Mesquite announced Thalia Guaida as the 2020 Clerk of the Year and Lawrence Allen as the 2020 Deputy Marshal of the Year.
Thalia Guaida started as a Deputy Clerk in 2007 and was promoted to Senior Clerk in 2011. As a Certified Court Clerk Level II through the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center, Guaida is recognized as a problem solver and leader. She also demonstrates genuine interest and care for her co-workers.
Lawrence “Larry” Allen, a retired Dallas police officer, became Mesquite’s first full-time Deputy Marshal in 2019. Allen has excelled beyond expectations during his short period of employment and has become a valuable asset to the Mesquite Marshal Office. He has received a Certificate of Appreciation for his efforts as a Court Security Instructor for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center.
Mesquite Municipal Court is using Texas Municipal Courts Week to promote traffic safety. Staff will have traffic safety exhibits, a driving impaired simulator, a crashed vehicle exhibit and a variety of educational activities at the municipal court building.