Each year the City of Mesquite hosts an appreciation luncheon in honor of those individuals that freely give their time to enhance the City’s ability to provide quality services to our community. The 2017 Volunteer Luncheon was held on February 24 at the Mesquite Convention Center in recognition of over 70,000 service hours donated by 380 volunteers in 2016. To learn about becoming a volunteer for the City of Mesquite, go to Volunteer Opportunities.
Mayor Stan Pickett was the keynote speaker and presented the President's Volunteer Service Awards to those honorees in attendance. Award categories included: Bronze (100-250 volunteer hours), Silver (250-500 volunteer hours), Gold (500+ volunteer hours), and President's Call to Service (4,000+ volunteer hours). Departments that utilize volunteers also presented Department Volunteer of the Year Awards.
Bronze & Silver Pin Recipients There were 44 Bronze Pin (100-250 service hours) and 10 Silver Pin (250-500 service hours) recipients in 2017. Bronze Pin recipients were asked to stand in recognition, while Mayor Stan Pickett presented each Silver Pin recipient with their pin. Bronze Pin recipients can be seen standing in the images below.
President's Call to Service Pin Recipients
President's Call to Service Pins (4,000+ service hours) were presented to two individuals: Phil Bacon, for volunteer hours for police, and Jerry Wascom, for volunteer hours for fire.