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Mesquite, TX – February 13, 2018 – On February 8, Mesquite Mayor Stan Pickett presented the 2018 City Update at the annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner. Mayor Pickett’s update focused on unity within Mesquite. He said, “Together, we will continue to change the narrative of Mesquite. Together, we will continue to rise and be better due to the unity of our community!”
The evening also included City employee awards. The award recipients were Mesquite Police Officer Paul Wathen, Mesquite Firefighter Samantha Criswell and Public Works Maintenance Crew Chief Keith Chilton.
In addition, the Chamber of Commerce presented business awards. The highlight of the awards was the naming of Ashley Furniture Industries as Groundbreaker of the Year. In October 2017, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for Ashley Furniture’s South Central Distribution and Fulfillment Center, to be located at 4000 E. Scyene Road. The $65 million, 877,250 square-foot facility will bring more than 350 new jobs to Mesquite.
To view the Mayor’s presentation, learn more about the City award recipients and to watch Ashley Furniture accept their award, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/2018CityUpdate.