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!
City of Garland Earns Video Awards

News ImageNovember 14, 2014  The City of Garland is adding four new trophies to its collection from the annual statewide Government Programming Awards. The awards were presented at the Texas Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors (TATOA) conference in early November.
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Garland Makes "Top 10 Safest Cities" List

News ImageNovember 14, 2014  For the second year in a row, the City of Garland received national recognition as one of the top 10 safest cities. According to Law Street Media, Garland is ranked ninth in the “Top 10 Safest Cities Over 200,000” in the United States.
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Garland Home Recevies Housing Innovation Award

News ImageOctober 23, 2014  Garland is home to a national role model for energy efficiency. A 1953 home in Garland’s English Estates neighborhood is the first to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home program as a high performance certified retrofit.
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Garland Symphony Orchestra Presents its 2014-15 Season, "la bella Italia!"

News ImageOctober 3, 2014  The Garland Symphony Orchestra (GSO) presents its 2014-15 season, “la bella Italia!” at the Granville Arts Center, Brownlee Auditorium. The season opens Friday, Oct. 17 and all performances are at 8 p.m.
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Efficiency Idea Book - Another Winner!

News ImageSeptember 18, 2014  Garland’s Idea Book series has produced another winner, this time on the international stage. The Efficiency Idea Book, the latest in the series, has been awarded Silver for the Best Government Publication, Print or Digital in the Content Marketing Awards.
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Garland Announces New Economic Development Director

News ImageSeptember 11, 2014  The City of Garland is enhancing its redevelopment and business attraction efforts, and has hired David Gwin to head its Economic Development Department.
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Excellence Made Here

News ImageSeptember 5, 2014  The City of Garland is a full-service City with its own utility services, which include Garland Power & Light, Water and Wastewater, Environmental Waste Services and Stormwater Management.
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Public Education Efforts Win National Award

News ImageAugust 22, 2014  The National Environmental Health Association recognized the City of Garland with its Educational Contribution Award for its efforts to inform and educate the public about mosquito control and prevention of mosquito-borne illnesses.
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Great Ideas Made Here!

News ImageAugust 18, 2014  Garland’s award-winning Residential Idea Book has spun off a sequel. The Efficiency Idea Book helps Garland residents improve water and energy efficiency within their homes. The book includes do-it-yourself projects, family activities and much more.
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Using Tax Dollars Efficiently

News ImageJuly 3, 2014  The City of Garland organization provides a wide range of services ranging from Animal Services to Water Utilities, employing 2,000 people. The City’s Purchasing and Warehouse Departments make sure all of these departments are able to affordably and legally procure the materials and services they need to operate.
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