Based on her work with various entities in the city during the past 10 years Bunny Wiseman, right, received the Distinguished Citizen Award from Mesquite Mayor Al Litman.

Tysha Blaber, right, receives the City of Mesquite Employee of the Year from Mayor Al Litman. She has been employed by the city since June 2004 and in 2010 she became the Administrative Assistant to Bill Tanner, the Public Works Director.

Mayor Al Litman, left, presents Mesquite’s Volunteer of the Year award to Russ Westwood who has made a name for himself with the Cowboy Poetry scene, headlining the Mesquite Western Roundup every year since 2010.