2018 Volunteer Recognition

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 2018 Volunteer Luncheon was held on February 15 at the Mesquite Convention Center in recognition of over 80,000 service hours donated by 400 volunteers in 2017. 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. 
President's Call to Service Pin Recipients
President's Call to Service Pins (4,000+ service hours) were presented to three individuals: Danny Saenz and Keith Adams for volunteer hours for police, and Mark Harper (pictured above), for volunteer hours for fire.
Department Volunteers of the Year
Animal Services - Loise Balilis
Convention & Visitors Bureau - Barbara Paulsen
Evans Senior Center - Brenda Dever
Goodbar Senior Center - Mary Beth Kallaus
Historic Mesquite - Roger Foltz
Keep Mesquite Beautiful - Mike Gibson
MCPAAA - Debbie Anderson
Mesquite Fire Corps - George Rice
Mesquite Public Library - Ellen Salmon
RACES - Homer Phillips
Reflections Community Chorus - Whole Chorus
Rutherford Senior Center - Fay Modglin
Senior Services - Ross Wilbur
Code Ambassadors - Whole Group
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