Admin

Governmental Affairs

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Jarod Mendendall, Ed.D.
Chief of Governmental Affairs


As a public school district in Texas, Mesquite ISD is subject to decisions and acts of the several state and federal legislative bodies and agencies. The district's Office of Governmental Affairs was created to work directly with legislators and policy makers to further the interests of Mesquite ISD and its students and staff.

Dr. Mendenhall serves as the liaison to elected officials and governmental entities at the federal, state and local levels. His responsibilities include monitoring and analyzing  legislation, advising the Board of Trustees and supporting the Cabinet on legislative and policy issues, serving on local community boards and organizations, assisting with policy development and administration and carrying out special projects at the direction of the superintendent through analysis briefs, strategy development and coordinating internal and external activities.

State Legislators Representing Mesquite ISD

Legislative Priorities for 2017 Session