Earlier this month, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith announced the first winners of the Mayor’s Award for Building a Better Mesa. The awards were created “to recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions Mesa residents and businesses have made to our community,” according to a release.
“Celebrating our successes reminds us that even in a struggling economy, Mesa has grown and prospered in many ways through the contributions of extraordinary people,” Smith said. “These awards exemplify the great things happening in our community every day.”
At the Nov. 5 City Council meeting, awards were given to:
• David Short, executive director of the Downtown Mesa Association.
• George Page and Tim Gibbs of The Home Depot.
• Francisco and Delilah Varela for their home, which has been selected as one of the best properties recognized by Mesa’s Extraordinary Properties program.
• Andrew Wylde of Wylde’s Chiller City for his commercial property, recognized by Mesa’s Extraordinary Properties program.
• Lorenzo and Eugenia Velazco for their home, also recognized by Mesa’s Extraordinary Properties program.
All Mesa residents and businesses can be nominated for a Mayor’s Award for Building a Better Mesa. Forms can be found at mesaaz.gov/mayor/award.aspx.