Excellence Made Here

It’s often said that Garland is the best kept secret in north Texas and that the City should do more to tell this community’s story. That’s why this web page will shine a spotlight on what Garland does best – the innovations and the accolades that demonstrate that Garland is a place of excellence!
Garland's Emergency Management Coordinator Earns Certification

News ImageMarch 28, 2014  Garland Emergency Management Coordinator, Mollie Gilmore Rivas, was one of 75 candidates who were approved by the North American Application Review Commission during the February 20-22, 2014 review meeting to receive the Certified Emergency Manager® (CEM®) credential.
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Summer Nutrition Program Receives Best Practice Recognition

News ImageMarch 7, 2014  The City of Garland Summer Nutrition Program was recognized by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) for its “Innovate Collaboration and Site Enrichment” in the provision of summer meals to children.
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Excellence Made Here - Vital Neighborhoods

News ImageMarch 7, 2014  The March issue of the Garland City Press includes a special feature about the City of Garland's commitment to strengthening its neighborhoods. Check out this edition of "Excellence Made Here."
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Garland Continues Leadership Tradition on National Committee

News ImageMarch 5, 2014  Garland Mayor Douglas Athas and Mayor Pro Tem Lori Barnett Dodson have been appointed to key leadership roles by the National League of Cities.
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Garland Arts Website Earns Award

News ImageFebruary 27, 2014  The Granville Arts Center is adding another award to its trophy case. The Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) presented Arts Center representatives with the Best Web Site Award on Feb. 21 in Corpus Christi.
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Mayor Athas Delivers State of the City Address

News ImageFebruary 25, 2014 

Mayor Douglas Athas presented his first State of the City Address during the Garland Chamber of Commerce's February luncheon. Watch his presentation on CGTV or online.


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The Atrium Earns Choice Awards Honor

News ImageFebruary 20, 2014  WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace named The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards 2014 for wedding venues in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
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Excellence Made Here - Top 10 Safest Cities

News ImageFebruary 14, 2014  Each issue of the Garland City Press will feature an example of the excellence and innovation that is part of Garland. This feature explains what makes Garland one of the top 10 safest cities in the United States.
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Excellence Made Here - Firewheel Golf

News ImageFebruary 14, 2014  Each issue of the Garland City Press will feature an example of the excellence and innovation that is part of Garland. The January issue celebrated Firewheel Golf Park and its growing reputation among golf enthusiasts.
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City of Garland Recognized with Fit-Friendly Award

News ImageFebruary 10, 2014  The City of Garland has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite.
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