Mayor's Radio Show

KEOM Community Focus

Listen to Mayor Stan Pickett discuss a variety of topics, issues and programs about the City of Mesquite.

August 2019: August 2019: Mayor Stan Pickett talks with Jeanne Saadi, Manager of Animal Services, and Emily Mashburn, Mesquite Animal Pawtners, about the 90 percent save rate at the Mesquite Animal Shelter, the August 17 Clear the Shelters event and all the good work of local rescue groups as well as volunteers.

June 2019:Mayor Stan Pickett talks with Kim Buttram, Assistant Director of Economic Development, about the new Entrepreneurship To The Fourth Power small business workshop series on June 18, August 27, July 23 and October 15. To register, call 972-216-6446 or visit

May 2019: Mayor Stan Pickett talks with Jessica McClellan, Convention and Visitors Bureau Manager, about the efforts of the CVB to promote Mesquite to tourists and day travelers.

March 2019: Mayor Stan Pickett talks with Raymond Rivas, Director of Neighborhood Services, about the success of the City's code enforcement program, common environmental code issues, garage sales and more as the spring season arrives.

January 2019: Mayor Stan Pickett discusses the 2019 Neighborhood Summit planned for Saturday, Feb. 16 with Yolanda Wilson, Manager Of Neighborhood Vitality, and Raymond Rivas, Director Of Neighborhood Services. For details, visit

November 2, 2018: Mayor Stan Pickett discusses the new plans for Downtown Mesquite with Downtown Manager, Beverly Abell.

November 2018: Mayor Stan Pickett discuss all the great programs and services offered by Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc, with KMB Executive Director, Paige Swiney . Learn more at

October 2018: Council is in the process transitioning the system for electing the City's six Councilmembers to a single member district system. Learn more at

September 2018: David Witcher, director of economic development for the City of Mesquite, joins Mayor Pickett to discuss exciting development updates. Several companies have chosen Mesquite as their new location, totaling 193 new commercial buildings bringing $51 million in new permit value.

January 2018: Mayor Stan Pickett and Manager of Neighborhood Vitality discuss the February 17th Neighborhood Summit. The free half-day event is an opportunity for residents to learn more about the community and strengthen Mesquite neighborhoods. Pre-registration is required and can be done online by the February 9 deadline at

November 2017: Mayor Stan Pickett and Mesquite Police Chief discuss the Take Lock Hide campaign to encourage the public to Take their keys, Lock their car doors and Hide any valuables left inside the car – all in the effort to reduce the crime of opportunity for car break-ins and car thefts

August 2017: Mayor Stan Pickett and Mesquite ISD Superintendent David Vroonland discuss the importance of traffic safety near schools and the city’s Drive Like Your Family Lives Here campaign.

August 2017: Mayor Stan Pickett and Neighborhood Services Director Raymond Rivas discuss the effort to address illegal bandit signs in the community. For details on the bandit sign campaign, visit

June 2017: Police Chief Charles Cato and Fire Chief Mark Kerby discuss the new Celebrate Safely education and enforcement program to address illegal possession and use of fireworks as well as illegal celebratory gunfire during the July 4th holiday weekend.

June 2017: Mayor Pickett talks with Parks and Recreation Director Elizabeth Harrell about the June 10 Summer Sizzle event, music, contests and fireworks show.

May 2017: Mayor Stan Pickett discusses the city’s traffic safety program called Drive Like Your Family Lives Here.

August 2016: Mayor Stan Pickett discusses new school bus stop arm camera program, called “Stop On Red, Kids Ahead”, with MISD Superintendent Dr. David Vrooland.

April 2016: Neighborhood Services Director Raymond Rivas discusses code enforcement and other community appearance programs.

March 2016: New Police Chief Charles Cato is introduced to the KEOM audience.

February 2016: There are many opportunities to volunteer for the City of Mesquite on boards and commissions as well as special projects. For more details,

January 2016: The new program called H.O.M.E (Helping Others in Mesquite Everyday). Opportunities for volunteers, the business community and monetary donations for the program which helps those in need with minor home repair. For more details, visit

December 2015: New body cameras for police officers, Street Bond repair schedule, volunteer positions for boards and commissions, opportunities for youth groups to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at City Council meetings.