Council Connection
September 22, 2017
Taste and Trade

Mesquite Chamber of Commerce Taste & Trade on September 26

Experience Real. Texas. Flavor. at the 22nd annual Mesquite Chamber of Commerce Taste & Trade from 4 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, at the Mesquite Exhibit Hall, located at 1700 Rodeo Drive. Enjoy great food, prizes, freebies and fun. Tickets are $8 if purchased in advance or $10 at the door. For more information, visit www.mesquitechamber.com or call 972-285-0211.


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Mesquite Charter Review Committee to host public meeting September 27

The Mesquite Charter Review Committee will host a public meeting to gather input on a review of the City Charter. The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 27 at 7 p.m. at Wilkinson Middle School cafeteria, 2100 Crest Park Drive. The public is encouraged to attend. The Mesquite City Council created the advisory committee to review, receive public input and provide a report to the City Council on possible changes to the City of Mesquite Charter. For more details or to watch videos of previous committee meetings, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Charter


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Mesquite Coffee with a Cop to be held October 4


Mesquite Coffee with a Cop will be held from 6 - 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4, at Starbucks, 1645 Town East Boulevard. Come meet officers from the Mesquite Police Department, while connecting over coffee and casual conversation about issues that matter most to you. Enjoy free coffee, free pastries and giveaways while supplies last.


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Mesquite Police Department honored with Recognized Status

The Mesquite Police Department was presented with "Re-recognized Status" by the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program during the City Council meeting on September 18. This prestigious honor is awarded for a four-year period. During that period, the agency must submit an annual report and show continuing compliance with several performance related standards. This process required an independent review of the department’s operational procedures, including compliance with more than 165 best business practices for Texas law enforcement agencies. 


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Mesquite Firefighters participate in 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

On September 9, 19 members of the Mesquite Fire Department participated in the 7th annual Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb honoring the 343 firefighters, 70 law enforcement officers and nine emergency medical technicians (EMTs) that perished at Ground Zero with the collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. Each year, active duty firefighters, police officers and EMTs climb 110 stories in full gear each year at Renaissance Tower in Dallas. Each participant is given a lanyard with the picture and name of the person they are climbing to honor. For more information on the event, visit www.dallasstairclimb.com


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Mesquite honors four employees as Real. Texas. Service. Champions

Mesquite honored four City employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during the City Council meeting on September 18. The Real. Texas. Service. Champions program celebrates employees who provide exemplary customer service and achieve accomplishments that merit special recognition. The following employees were recognized: Fire Captain David Shedd, Police Officer Zach Embrey, Water Conservation and Recycling Coordinator Kathy Fonville, and Administrative Secretary Tiffany James. For more information on the employees recognized, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/ServiceChampions.


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David Witcher announced as new Director of Economic Development

The City of Mesquite has named David Witcher as the new Director of Economic Development. Mr. Witcher has more than 25 years of experience in both municipal and private sector economic development. Mr. Witcher, a native Texan, is a graduate of Southwestern University. He has managed an array of economic development, site selection and incentive negotiations for Location Advisory Services, LLC since 2007.


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Mesquite City Council congratulates  Walmart Divisional Academy inaugural class

Last week, the  Mesquite City Council celebrated the opening of the new Walmart Divisional Academy. The Mesquite academy is one of only six in the United States for the Walmart chain offering manager-level training in customer service and experiences. More than 70 graduates were congratulated by Mayor Stan Pickett and Councilmembers Dan Aleman, Greg Noschese and Tandy Boroughs. The 7,300 square-foot facility, located at the Walmart store on U.S. Highway 80, will draw Walmart management from throughout Texas and nearby states to participate in the unique training programs. 


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