Jimmie Hughes was born February 21, 1940 to Archie Hughes (of Mesquite, NV) and Anna Brotherson (of Boneta, UT), the oldest of five children. Jimmie has spent the best part of the last 80 years in Mesquite.
He did 12 years of schooling here in the Valley. During this time he became the first Eagle Scout in Mesquite in 1955. He graduated from Virgin Valley High School in 1958 went on to college in Cedar City, UT in 1960 and then graduated from Brigham Young University in 1965 with a degree in Animal Science and minoring in Economics, Zoology and German.
Between 1960 and 1963 he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ in Germany. After completing his education he married his beloved wife Angie and together they have six children.
Jimmie was also the Volunteer Fire chief for over five years He served as a lay minister (Bishop of an LDS Ward) for 5 years and went on to give generously of his time and service in many leadership positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
In 1984 Mesquite was the first city incorporated in the state of Nevada in over 40 years Jimmie Hughes was elected the first mayor and served three terms (1 year, 2 years, 4 years). During his time as Mayor, some of the achievements he accomplished were: served on the board of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and as the President of the League of Cities. In his 7 years as mayor, councilmen Tommy Leavitt, Craig Pulsipher and Bill Lee served diligently alongside him.
This is Mesquite Historic Marker #25 (see others on this page) located at 150 North Yucca Street in Mesquite, Nevada.