City Receives New Meals on Wheels Vehicle

posted Jul 27, 2015, 10:35 AM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Aug 10, 2015, 4:48 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The City of Mesquite Department of Athletics and Leisure Services is pleased to announce the donation of a Meals on Wheels (MOW) vehicle from Southern Nevada Transit Coalition (SNTC).  The Meals on Wheels program delivers hot nutritious meals to homebound seniors.  “The SNTC is an amazing organization to work with and we appreciate all their efforts and we want to thank them for their generosity and kindness.” Grisyeda Belalcazar, Senior Services Supervisor. “This will help us be more efficient in our deliveries.”.

“We have been working with Deb Dauenhauer, Executive Director of the SNTC for about 11 months on this project, The SNTC’s generosity is to be commended,” said Nicholas Montoya, Director of the Athletics and Leisure Services Dept. “We cannot thank them enough for their amazing efforts and donation for the community.”

We would like to express our heartfelt thank you to the SNTC for the donation of the MOW vehicle. If you, your business, or organization is interested in contributing time, money or product, or you have additional questions please contact Griseyda Belacazar at gbelalcazar@mesquitenv.gov or 702-346-5290, or Nicholas Montoya nmontoya@mesquitenv.gov or 702-346-8732.

Left to Right: Nicholas Montoya, Director of Athletics & Leisure Services; Eric Tropp, Laughlin Meals on Wheels Rep; Deb Dauenhauer, Executive Director of the SNTC; Griseyda Belalcazar, Senior Services Supervisor; and Irv Hellman, Mesquite Transportation Supervisor of the SNTC.

Mesquite Police Department Citizen Survey

posted Jun 25, 2015, 1:26 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Jul 13, 2015, 12:02 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The Mesquite Police Department invites Mesquite residents to take a short citizen survey. Information will be used to enhance police services. 

Sunshine Academy

posted Jun 8, 2015, 1:08 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Jun 22, 2015, 9:13 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Preschool New Student Enrollment Now Open

Parents can start now to enroll their children (ages 3 to 5) in next year's Sunshine Academy.  Interested parties can sign up in-person at the Recreation Center, 100 West Old Mill Road.  (Sorry, can't do it over the phone or online.)  
Registration is open through August 30 and is open to all residents of Mesquite and the surrounding communities.

As part of the registration process, parents will need to bring a copy of the child's birth certificate, immunizations records, and a signed health statement.  

“Our program is designed to meet the needs and wants of both participants and parents. Activities are supervised, organized, diversified, and safe,” said Janeece Noel, Lead Instructor. “We know that we are helping to shape future leaders, teachers, mothers, and fathers and we take pride in the quality of our program. We incorporate fun, education, exploration, social interaction, and play. We believe that every child is important.  Consequently, we strive to include each and every child in our programs.”

Two last things, your child must be potty-trained and the appropriate age in order to participate in the academy program. 

Have questions about enrollment or the Academy?  Feel free to contact Janeece Noel, Lead Instructor, via phone 702-346-3939 or email jnoel@mesquitenv.gov.  

Sunshine Academy is a program sponsored by the City of Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services.  For more information about recreation programs, please contact the department at (702) 346-8732. Register for other youth and adult programs online or in-person at the Rec Center, located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.  What all the latest updates instantly?  Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation 

Mesquite Named among Top Warehouse Locations

posted Mar 10, 2015, 3:27 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Mar 19, 2015, 3:12 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The Boyd Company of Princeton, New Jersey, recently named Mesquite as one of the top 25 U.S. locations for new distribution warehouse operations.  

The report focused on areas that are within a three- to four-hour drive of major rail and water ports, that have the right mix of real estate, construction, taxes, utilities, labor and shipping.  

In conjunction with the construction of a new interchange, Mesquite Regional Business is working to attract warehousing operations to Mesquite.  Parties interested in locating a warehouse in Mesquite should reach out to Mesquite Regional Business and learn about all the advantages of locating a business in Mesquite.

To read a full copy of the recent news article about Mesquite's designation click here.

To contact Mesquite Regional Business click here.

New Freeway Interchange in Mesquite

posted Mar 10, 2015, 3:08 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Mar 19, 2015, 3:10 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The City of Mesquite, the Regional Transportation Commission and the Nevada Department of Transportation are working together to help build a new interchange at Exit 118 in Mesquite, NV.  

This project will provide a great new opportunity for growth and development in Mesquite.  

To help interested parties stay up-to-date on the project, a Facebook page has been created www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVExit118.  Like the page to find out about the latest construction updates, timelines, photos and information on the project. 

State of the City Address

posted Feb 6, 2015, 4:40 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Feb 12, 2015, 2:59 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

During the January 27, 2015, City Council meeting, Mayor Allan Litman delivered the State of the City Address.  

If you are interested in reading the full text, a copy is available for download below.

Photo courtesy of Jesselyn Bickley, Desert Valley Times

Upcoming Listening Session

posted Feb 6, 2015, 4:39 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Feb 12, 2015, 2:59 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On Monday, February 23, 2015 at 5 p.m., The Reilly Group will be conducting a public listening session at the Senior Center (102 West Old Mill Road). The session will give interested parties an opportunity to provide constructive feedback about the services provided by the City of Mesquite’s Athletics and Leisure Services Department.

City Manager Andy Barton said, “These reviews help us fine tune departmental operations. From the pools to the parks, and from the youth sports leagues to weekend tournaments, the impact of Athletics and Leisure Services can be felt throughout the community. Consequently, we invite to all interested parties to attend this listening session and provide meaningful feedback. We want to hear about what the department is doing well and where the department can improve. We can then take that information and set goals to provide even better service.”

The Department of Athletics and Leisure Services provides for the health and social welfare of the City and is a key component of community and economic development. Its responsibilities can be broken down into seven main areas—athletics (sporting event recruiting and marketing Mesquite brand); parks (maintain well-kept athletic venues, parks, cemetery, trails and City facilities); recreation center and aquatics (healthy lifestyle programs and facilities); recreation programs (youth and adult leagues, health and fitness programs); senior center (provide healthy foods, and social and fitness programs for seniors); Sunshine Academy Preschool (provide education and activities for area preschoolers); and Mesquite campus (maintain leaseholder relationships for non-profits using campus rooms).

If you are unable to attend the meeting, you are welcome to provide feedback through an online form https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MesquitePublicFeedback or by contacting Thom Reilly with The Reilly Group via email at thom@thereillygroup.org or via phone at (702) 809-1092.

Learn more about the department on the City’s website http://www.mesquitenv.gov/city-government/departments/athletics-leisure-services. You can also find Athletics and Leisure Services on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation.

For more information about Mesquite, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoMesquiteNV or on Twitter @GoMesquiteNV. City Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Upcoming Job Fair

posted Feb 2, 2015, 10:24 AM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Feb 4, 2015, 5:15 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mesquite Regional Business will host a job fair in the Grand Ballroom at the CasaBlanca Resort.  Over 25 employers, with 150+ positions available, will be recruiting at this community-wide event.

For more details, visit MRBNV.org

State of the City Address

posted Jan 16, 2015, 1:47 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Feb 6, 2015, 4:43 PM ]

During the January 27, 2015, City Council meeting, Mayor Allan Litman delivered the State of the City Address.  

If you are interested in reading the full text, a copy is available for download below.

Photo courtesy of Jesselyn Bickley, Desert Valley Times

Strategic Planning Workshops

posted Dec 22, 2014, 2:48 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Dec 23, 2014, 4:53 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Mesquite Mayor Litman and the City Council will hold two strategic planning workshops during January 2015.  The first one will be on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 9 a.m.  A few weeks later, the second workshop will be Thursday, January 29, 2015.  The final plan will be adopted at a February City Council meeting.

The intent of the workshop is to identify and clarify issues and actions relevant to the City’s continued growth and progress over the next five years.  Ultimately, the comments and ideas from the workshop will be distilled down into a set of clear, actionable, and measurable goals that provide clear policy direction for the City.

The public is encouraged to come and provide comments.

Both workshops will be conducted at Fire Station #3, located at 3 John Deere Drive in Mesquite.

The agenda for the workshop will be available three days before the meeting on the City's website.

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