City of Mesquite volunteers were the guest honorees at the City's annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, February 21. The lunch's theme, Let the Good Times Roll, celebrated the work of over 400 individuals who volunteered in 14 divisions during 2018. Volunteers gave 97,000 hours to the good of community. To find out more information about volunteering at the City, visit our webpage at City of Mesquite Volunteer Services.
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.
President's Call to Service Pins (4,000+ service hours) were presented to two individuals: Jerome Geisler for his service to the Mesquite Fire Corps, and Judi Brown, for her service to the Mesquite Animal Shelter.
Congratulations to the following department volunteers of the year!
Animal Services - Debra Chisolm
Convention & Visitors Bureau - Deborah Screws
Evans Senior Center - Kathy Barnes
Goodbar Senior Center - Rita Davis
Historic Mesquite - Roy Woodard
Keep Mesquite Beautiful - Joy Vroonland
MCPAAA - Ron Abraham
Mesquite Fire Corps - Jerome Geisler
Mesquite Public Library - Alma Miller
RACES - Les Goekler
Reflections Community Chorus - Nilda Casimero
Rutherford Senior Center - Carole Williams
Senior Services - Ross Wilbur
Code Ambassadors - Becky Balsamo