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Mesquite, TX – February 27, 2020 – This month, the City of Mesquite honored community volunteers for their outstanding service in 2019. The City’s active volunteer force recorded over 76,000 service hours in total, and 82 of those volunteers gave in excess of 100 hours to benefit City programs and services.
Mesquite recognized four volunteers with a Lifetime Service Award, including Ron Abraham, Stephanie Graham, Steven Switzer and Jenny Vajo. Each of these volunteers reached the 4,000-hour service mark, working to make a difference in the lives of the people who live, work and play in Mesquite.
Each department recognized outstanding service from the following Volunteers of the Year:
Animal Shelter – John ChaneyCode Ambassadors – James Shoemake and Fel BoltonConvention and Visitors Bureau – Steven SwitzerCitizens Police Academy Alumni Association- Steven SwitzerFire Corps – Jerry WascomR.A.C.E.S. – Cody PollardHistoric Mesquite – Suanne ToupalKeep Mesquite Beautiful – Terri WhiteLibrary – Susan HardingReflections Community Chorus – Judy AdamsEvans Senior Center – Carlean SaffoldGoodbar Senior Center – Tommie RedwineRutherford Senior Center – Ellen Nelson
Residents interested in volunteering in Mesquite during 2020 can apply by contacting City departments or visiting cityofmesquite.com/volunteer.