During the 79th Legislative Session, the Nevada State Legislature approved a charter for the City of Mesquite. This charter serves as the governing document for the City.
Under the Charter, the Mayor is the ceremonial head of the City and conducts City meetings. City Manager oversees the organizational operations of the City. Under this construct, the Mayor and Council receive the benefit of the strong professional expertise and qualifications of a city manager, while still maintaining policy oversight.
Peter Jankowski, Mesquite City Manager, is the chief executive officer of the City. The manager is appointed by and serves at the will and pleasure of the Mayor and City Council. The City Manager is responsible for facilitating, coordinating and supervising the work of all city departments, preparing the budget, directing day-to-day operations and serving as the Council’s chief policy advisor.
The City Manager's Office also tracks the progress of major projects, serves as the public’s primary contact with the city, oversees the city’s real estate portfolio, directs the city’s Redevelopment Agency, manages the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum, and maintains intergovernmental relationships with the federal, state and other local governments.