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Mesquite, TX – March 1, 2018 – Today, the City of Mesquite welcomed Beverly Abell as the City’s first Downtown Development Manager. Abell brings more than 25 years of downtown development experience to Mesquite.
In addition to overseeing the City of Tyler Main Street Department since 2005, Abell has served as director of the Greeley, Colorado Downtown Development Authority and downtown development consultant for a variety of organizations and government agencies.
Abell has a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She is also a former president of the Texas Downtown Association and its first recipient of the Susan Campbell Award for Professional Excellence in downtown redevelopment.
Economic Development Director David Whitcher said, “Downtown redevelopment is a top priority of the City Council. They recently approved a contract for the development of a Downtown Master Infrastructure Plan. We are excited to have Ms. Abell lead our efforts in historic downtown Mesquite.”