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.

Distinguished Citizens

posted Nov 17, 2014, 8:30 AM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Nov 20, 2014, 5:26 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Charles and Emma Hardy

The City Clerk’s Office is accepting nominations for the Mesquite Distinguished Citizen Recognition Award.  Distinguished Citizens are a special group of residents, business owners and community leaders, who have contributed significantly to making Mesquite a better place to live.  These men and women of outstanding character can even be honored posthumously.

Nomination forms are now available in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall. The nomination form is also available for download below.  Completed nominations are due to the City Clerk’s Office by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015.

A committee of local residents will select the honoree and the decision will be announced during a February 2015 City Council Meeting.

If you have any questions, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 702-346-5295 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Photograph is of Charles and Emma Hardy, two of the inaugural honorees. They are honored posthumously. Courtesy of The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum.

Bell Ringers Wanted

posted Nov 7, 2014, 5:00 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Nov 20, 2014, 5:28 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The Salvation Army is looking for bell ringers this holiday season.  Ringing starts on Monday, November 24 and will run through Wednesday, December 24.  Ringers usually volunteer for two-hour slots, but other slots are available.

Please contact Margaret Voskamp at the Salvation Army (702) 346-5833, if you are interested in volunteering.

Thousand Flags over Mesquite

posted Oct 20, 2014, 11:44 AM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Oct 23, 2014, 4:43 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

In conjunction with Veterans Day, the Exchange Club of Mesquite will hold their annual event - Thousand Flags over Mesquite.  Starting November 9 through November 16, a thousand American flags will cover the west field of the Mesquite Recreation Center.  Volunteers will man the field around the clock during the event.  Come any time you would like.

Photo Courtesy of John Taylor/Mesquite Citizen Journal

2014 Mesquite Business Summit

posted Oct 20, 2014, 11:44 AM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Oct 23, 2014, 4:44 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The Mesquite Regional Business, Inc and the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce are jointly hosting the Mesquite Business Summit on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Sun City Community Center, 1350 Flat Top Mesa. Steve Hill, Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development Executive Director will be the keynote speaker followed by a panel of local experts representing Mesquite's economic drivers. The cost to attend is $25 for early reservation and $30 after November 1st. Table sponsorships available for $250 (table of 8). Hors d'oeuvres will be served and early reservations are suggested because the 2013 event sold-out early. This joint venture is to inform the business community what is on the horizon for the Mesquite region.

In 2012, Steve Hill was appointed to the position of Director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. "Nevada's commitment to economic development is resulting in real jobs for Nevadans," said Steve Hill, Director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development. "Over the last several months, the number of high-caliber jobs that are resulting from companies relocating to Nevada or expanding within our state has continued to increase, and our economy is feeling the positive impact from this."

Following the keynote speaker a panel will be discussing topics that drive Mesquite's local economy such as recreational tourism, gaming, residential housing and healthcare. The panelist include Andre Carrier, Eureka Casino Resort President & COO; David Bennett, Fidelity National Title Las Vegas; Patty Holden, Mesa View Regional Hospital CEO; and Bryan Dangerfield, City of Mesquite Department of Athletics and Leisure Services Director. A question and answer session will be open to the attendees.

Due to the sold-out event last year, early reservations are suggested. Call the Mesquite Regional Business to make your reservations (702) 345-3075.

ParaLong Drive Events

posted Oct 14, 2014, 11:52 AM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Oct 23, 2014, 4:45 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Following a recent appearance on the Ellen Show, one-armed golfer and three and a half-year-old Tommy Morrissey and his parents, Joe and Marcia, will join Bailey Mosier of the Golf Channel as featured guests Thursday at the ParaLong Drive Worlds Welcome Dinner in Mesquite, Nevada. The Reception begins at 6 p.m., and Dinner at 7 p.m., in the Town Square Room at the Eureka Casino Resort.

In addition to an appearance at the Welcome Dinner, Tommy will be invited to hit the ceremonial first tee shot at 8:30 a.m. on Friday during the Opening Ceremonies on the tee box at the Mesquite Sports & Event Complex. He will hit the first ball with a selected one-armed ParaLong Driver.

“We are extremely excited to join the ParaLong Drive team and the gifted athletes gathering in Mesquite from around the world to participate and celebrate tremendous individual achievement,” said Joe Morrissey. ”It is an honor for us to have our son Tommy hit the ceremonial ‘first ball’ and represent all individuals with physical challenges in such a special way! “

Morrissey continued; “We hope Tommy's story and participation in ParaLong Drive inspires individuals of all ages with physical challenges and gives them strength to pick up the clubs with a goal of being a ParaLong Drive participant and Grip and Rip it!“

Mosier, of NBC Universal’s Golf Channel, is an on-air host and reporter for the 24-hour network, and is an award-winning writer for GolfChannel.com. Mosier has appeared on “Morning Drive” and “Golf Central.” She currently hosts two weekly web-exclusive shows on GolfChannel.com – “Grill Room” and “Big Breakdown.”

“It is our pleasure to have the Morrisseys join Bailey for an incredible evening as we honor perseverance and sportsmanship and pay tribute to an international group of disabled golfers and the sponsors and volunteers of the ParaLong Drive Worlds,” said Bryan Dangerfield, director of the Mesquite NV ParaLong Drive Local Organizing Committee.

The public is invited and a limited number of tickets are available for $30 per person. Tickets are available at the Mesquite Recreation Center or from any Local Organizing Committee volunteer. Dress is golf casual. Additional information is at www.ParaLongDrive.org or by calling 702-346-8732.

Golf Channel will showcase ParaLong Drive athletes this week with feature stories on ALDC founder Dean Jarvis Tuesday (Oct. 13) and one-arm golfer Brad Clayton Wednesday (Oct. 14). The segments will be featured during the popular Golf News Shows on the Morning Drive (7 AM Eastern/4 AM Pacific) and Golf Central (6 PM Eastern/3 PM Pacific).

On Friday following the two-day ParaLong Drive Worlds competition, Golf Channel's Bailey Mosier will do a live interview of the ParaLong Drive World Champion (8 PM Eastern/5 PM Pacific), on the tee box at the World Famous Mesquite Sports & Event Complex.

A ParaLong Drive Worlds highlight segment will air on Monday (Oct. 20) during the Morning Drive program.

The ParaLong Drive Worlds begins on Wed. (Oct. 15) with a Skills Challenge (putting and chipping) at the Conestoga Golf Club. The first two rounds of ParaLong Drive is on Thursday (Oct. 16) and the Championship rounds on Friday (Oct. 17) at the Mesquite Sports & Event Complex.

For more ParaLong Drive information including event schedules, player bios, videos and results are posted at www.ParaLongDrive.org, YouTube Channel and Facebook at “Mesquite NV ParaLong Drive” and Twitter @ParaLongDrive.

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