The dates have been set for the Nevada League of Cities Annual Conference for Oct. 10 – 12 at the CasaBlanca Resort.

Councilman Geno Withelder, who also serves as the At-Large Small Cities representative for the NLOC, received approval at the Dec. 13 regular Mesquite City Council Meeting for the city to host and budget for the event. This is the first time since 2011 that Mesquite has been the host city.

The conference is slated to bring an estimated 125 people to the area. Of those, attendees often include elected and appointed municipal officials, senior staff, vendors and exhibitors that are geared towards city business. Also, spouses and partners also accompany participants, which will bring over 250 visitors from around the state during the hottest and slowest time of the year for Mesquite.

According to the NLOC website, the NLOC was originally incorporated as the Nevada Municipal Association in 1959 until changing the name to the current in 1974.

With a membership of 18 incorporated cities statewide, Mesquite became a member in 1984.

The purpose of the NLOC is to “serve as the state’s primary champion of local government. As a statewide vehicle for collaboration, the League promotes positive and continuous community development through public policy formulation, advocacy, shared data and timely communication.”

For more information on the NLOC, visit their website at