Mesquite, TX – March 22, 2021 – The City of Mesquite has released Mayor Bruce Archer’s 2021 State of the City Address. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/StateOfTheCity to view the video presentation.
Mayor Archer said, “In 2020, we saw more diversity and unity, than division in our community. The City’s patience and preparedness helped the community weather the events of the past year. We saw a panoramic of great moments and a pandemic of great need. And, we used reality and reason to drive decisions.”
The address highlighted the city’s response to the events of 2020, including the COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricane Laura evacuees. Additionally, there were updates on the progress the city made on the City Council’s six strategic goals of Improved Transportation and Mobility, High Performing/Transparent Government, Vibrant Economy, Quality Recreation and Culture, Safe Community and Attractive Neighborhoods.
During the presentation, the city’s 2020 employees of the year were honored. They were Police Officer of the Year Al Kalota and Fire Officer of the Year Captain Chad Rose as well as Human Resources Manager Libby Craven and Manager of Facilities Maintenance Larry Ewing as the Co-General Government Employees of the Year.
Mayor Archer concluded his address by stating, “Mesquite is moving forward as a city. We are advancing racial equality, well-rounded inclusion and economic opportunities for everyone in our community. Although the stats show overall crime is down, we need to keep it going! We can and we will do better, with more police officers on streets and in our neighborhoods. Our community is stronger today than it was last year. This is because of the adversities we have faced and achievements we have celebrated together. And that is what it will take moving into 2021.”