The City of Mesquite announced the promotion of Jeff Jones to Deputy City Manager. Jones had been serving as Assistant City Manager since joining Mesquite in April 2016. Former Deputy City Manager Jerry Dittman retired on August 4.
Jones said, “I am excited about this new opportunity to continue serving the citizens of Mesquite and help our organization build on the successes we have already achieved towards the City Council’s policy issues.”
Jones will continue to manage the departments of Police, Fire, Human Resources in addition to the Mesquite Metro Airport and the Mesquite Arts Center. He will also manage the departments of Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Planning and Development as well as Economic Development on an interim basis until the Assistant City Manager position is filled later next year.
Jones is active in the Mesquite community through his volunteer service in the Mesquite Rotary Club and the annual Addressing Mesquite Day program that helps homeowners with minor home repair projects.
City Manager Cliff Keheley said, “Jeff‘s experience and knowledge will provide us the stability and leadership we need as we continue forward on many initiatives to enhance the services we provide to our citizens, business community and visitors.”
Jones previously worked for the City of Hurst as Assistant City Manager and Assistant to the City Manager from 1998 - 2016. He has worked in public service for 25 years serving as a Budget Analyst for the State of Kansas in addition to serving the cities of Casper and Douglas, Wyoming.
Jones has a Masters of Public Administration from Texas Tech University - Center for Public Service. He is a graduate of the prestigious Public Executive Institute held at the University of Texas at Austin – Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. He also has earned the designation of Credentialed Manager from the International City/County Management Association.