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Mesquite, TX – March 31, 2021 – On March 31, Mayor Bruce Archer honored the President of Hispanic Forum of Mesquite, Rachel Lopez for her service to the City of Mesquite and declared today Rachel Lopez Day.
Read the proclamation below.
WHEREAS, Rachel Lopez is a dedicated citizen of the City of Mesquite and has served the community in numerous capacities; and
WHEREAS, Rachel served as a member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and Tree Board from November 2006 to February 2008 and the City of Mesquite Firefighters’ and Police Officers’ Civil Service Commission and Personnel/Trial Board from August 2017 to December 2020; and
WHEREAS, Rachel is a founding member and is currently the President of the Hispanic Forum of Mesquite (HFM) which was established on September 13, 2005; and
WHEREAS, HFM’s primary purposes are to provide communication opportunities about issues affecting the Hispanic community, provide leadership and vitality among Hispanics, promote awareness and understanding of resources/agencies available and provide a means of educational growth in the community at-large; and
WHEREAS, Rachel, through HFM, sought to establish scholarships to support Hispanic youth in our community in their pursuit of higher education. Rachel pursued enhanced relationships between the City of Mesquite and the Hispanic community through service on the Mesquite Police Department Training Advisory Committee and Vision Mesquite; and
WHEREAS, Rachel has worked with community organizations and agencies as a board member of Mesquite Independent School District’s (MISD) Read Play Talk Board, Mission East Dallas Board and MISD Bond Steering Committee; and
WHEREAS, Rachel, along with HFM, organized the first Cinco de Mayo celebration in Mesquite. Rachel was an original committee member and essential part of the Real. Texas. Festival. and other events in the Mesquite community; and
WHEREAS, Rachel has given much of her time to programs at MISD, Eastfield College, Tealwood Neighborhood Crime Watch, United States Selective Service System, Mesquite Service League and Divine Mercy of our Lord Catholic Church in Mesquite; and
WHEREAS, Rachel and her husband, Sal, have been married for 30 years, raised their son Matthew in Mesquite and are examples of great residents and community leaders.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bruce Archer, Mayor of the City of Mesquite, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, March 31, 2021, as:
Rachel Lopez Day
in the City of Mesquite, and on behalf of the citizens of Mesquite and the entire City Council, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to Rachel Lopez for her contributions to this community.
PROCLAIMED this 31st day of March 2021.