City of Mesa mandates strict compliance and enhanced safety protocols on sports tournaments

December 15, 2020 at 3:59 pm
With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Arizona and healthcare facilities reaching capacity, the City of Mesa worked with hospitality, visitor and sports industry leaders on a public health strategy that places new requirements on sports tournaments.

al Fresco off Main

January 15, 2021 at 2:57 pm
The City of Mesa and the Downtown Mesa Association are excited to introduce a great way to “extend” patio dining for all of the restaurants in the downtown Mesa area—no matter the restaurant’s outside capacity. Al Fresco off Main will be a designated...

Register for Parks and Recreation spring programs

January 6, 2021 at 10:57 am
Although cooler weather prevails right now, spring will be here before you know it. Registration is underway for Mesa residents for the City’s Parks and Recreation spring programs. Registration for non-Mesa residents begins Jan. 11. Spring programs...

Sunnee O'Rork retires from the City of Mesa after 15 years as Director of the i.d.e.a. Museum

January 11, 2021 at 4:09 pm
i.d.e.a. Museum Director Sunnee O’Rork will retire from the City of Mesa on Jan. 21, after serving more than 15 years in this role. During O’Rork’s tenure, the museum went through a significant transformation, which included the rebranding of the...

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum reopening to the public on Dec 22

November 18, 2020 at 4:55 pm
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum will celebrate their reopening with three new exhibitions in December, one exhibition opening in January and two exhibitions in February 2021. Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum has been closed to the public since the pandemic began in March. Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum will reopen to Members starting December 18 and to the public on December 22. Admission to the museum is free but reservations are recommended.

Mesa Arts Center’s Art Studios to reopen in December

November 19, 2020 at 9:51 am
Mesa Arts Center is reopening its glass, ceramics, metals and graphic arts studios for reduced size, in-person workshops December 1 and for reduced size in-person classes January 11. Mesa Arts Center Art Studios will reopen with robust safety protocols, informed by CDC guidelines and state health department guidelines. Masks will be required of all visitors. Mesa Arts Center will also continue to offer online art classes.

Mesa announces the launch of Learning ReimaginED— One-Stop Portal for Educator Resources from Mesa Arts & Culture and Partners

November 20, 2020 at 1:31 pm
The City of Mesa Arts and Culture Department is excited to announce Learning ReimaginED, a virtual portal to the educational community providing one-stop, easy-to-use access to learning resources in STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics). With the on-going health crisis and many school field trips on hold, Mesa Arts Center, Arizona Museum of Natural History and i.d.e.a. Museum, and partners Mesa Historical Museum and Southwest Shakespeare Company, wanted to ensure their programming and resources are accessible to educators and home-schooling parents.

Mesa cyclists - share your ideas to improve cycling culture in the City

December 7, 2020 at 3:34 pm
The City of Mesa’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Program, part of the Transportation Department, is seeking community input on the cycling culture in the community. The annual survey is written to collect data on who is cycling in Mesa; what motivates...

Valley cities invite the public to celebrate diversity through Unity ArtWalk

December 17, 2020 at 8:09 am
Each January, residents from the cities and towns of Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Guadalupe, Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale gather at Tempe Town Lake to celebrate diversity and culture during the annual Regional Unity Walk. While it’s still not safe to...

Mesa receiving clean energy from new SRP solar power plant

December 17, 2020 at 1:18 pm
The City of Mesa is among 11 of Salt River Project’s (SRP) largest energy consumers who now have the ability to lower overall carbon emissions by receiving a portion of their energy from the sun. SRP has announced the commissioning of Saint Solar,...

Historical Writing and Video Contest for Mesa students

November 10, 2020 at 2:18 pm
The Mesa Historic Preservation Board is sponsoring a writing contest for all fourth-grade, fifth-grade and sixth-grade students and a video contest for sixth-grade through twelfth-grade students living in the City of Mesa. The contests are open to...

Mesa earns Golden Prospector Award from AAED for Economic Development efforts

October 28, 2020 at 12:30 pm
Today, the City of Mesa’s Office of Economic Development was awarded a Golden Prospector Award from the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) in the category of Multimedia Promotion for its work on Mesa’s Asian District branding. The...


Mayor John Giles signs proclamation requiring face coverings in Mesa

June 20, 2020 at 5:33 pm
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, Mayor John Giles signed a proclamation today requiring, with some exceptions, face coverings to be worn in Mesa. The proclamation is the fourth signed during the state of emergency declared on...