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Mesquite, TX - July 6, 2020 - Monaco served on the City Council from 2001 - 2015, and as Mayor from November 2007 - May 2015. During Monaco’s tenure, Mesquite launched many community programs that are still making a significant impact today. He was a resident of Mesquite for more than 40 years and a member of Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church. Monaco served as the City of Mesquite’s first Volunteer Coordinator as was a graduate of both the Mesquite Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy and Mesquite Fire Department Citizen’s Fire Academy.
He served as the President of the Texas Municipal League and on many state, regional and local boards and committees to help make Mesquite a better community, including: U.S. Conference of Mayors, North Central Texas Council of Governments, Mesquite Chamber of Commerce, American Heart Association, Regional Transportation Commission, Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition, Emergency Preparedness Planning Council, and City of Mesquite’s Board of Adjustment, Water Conservation Advisory Committee, Civil Service Commission/Trial Board, Planning and Zoning Commission as well as various reinvestment zone boards.
The City extends is condolences to John Monaco’s family and friends, and will announce more details as they are made available.