Council Connection
February 19, 2016

Fire Department Honors Employees with Meritorious Awards

Each year, the Fire Department honors its employees through a presentation of awards for superior public service to Mesquite citizens. On February 15, 46 individuals were honored for their professional and courageous service during the City Council meeting. Top awards included Fire Officer, Paramedic and Firefighter of the Year. Other award categories included the Fire Service Recognition Bar, which is given to department members who go above and beyond the call of duty, and lifesaving awards for service resulting in lives saved.

More information on these awards and those recognized is available at


Volunteers Honored at Luncheon

Yesterday, the City hosted the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon to recognize volunteers that give of their time to their community. In 2015, more than 380 volunteers donated 68,407 hours of service for different programs and departments. The City appreciates its volunteers and all that they do to make Mesquite a great place to call home.

Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

Volunteer Opportunities

The City is always seeking engaged residents to serve as volunteers. Volunteers are needed for the Animal Shelter, the Convention and Visitors Bureau,  Historic Mesquite, the Library, Keep Mesquite Beautiful, the Senior Centers and with Senior Transportation. Those interested in volunteering with the City should visit for more information. 

Mesquite Hosts Hospitality Meeting

On February 17, the Mesquite Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted the quarterly hospitality meeting to promote tourism in Mesquite.  Representatives from fifteen hotels, restaurants and local business were in attendance at On the Border Mexican Grill to hear Mayor Stan Pickett share insights from the recent Council Retreat. Reports regarding Mesquite's economic development, upcoming events and local attractions were briefed at the meeting.    

Mayor Pickett

Reporting Streetlight Outages

Have you noticed a streetlight that is out? All streetlights in the city are owned and operated by Oncor Electric Delivery. Residents may report streetlight outages online by visiting This reporting system allows users to identify and report malfunctioning streetlights by address directly to Oncor. 


Goodbar Senior Center Holds Successful Animal Shelter Collection Drive

The participants in the Adults 50+ program at Goodbar Senior Center held a successful collection drive for the Mesquite Animal Shelter from February 15 to February 18. A large number of donations were received including: pet kennels, fleece blankets, bedding, shampoo, collars, leashes, and treats. Animal Shelter staff brought two dogs available for adoption to the event to show their appreciation to the participants.


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