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!
Healthy Living Expo 2014 - Sept. 27

News ImageAugust 22, 2014  If you’re looking for tips for a healthy, safe and efficient lifestyle, mark your calendar for Garland’s annual Healthy Living Expo.
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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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Garland wins Google's Get Your Busines Online City Challenge

News ImageJune 25, 2014  Garland was one of three cities recognized during the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in Dallas this week as winners of Google’s Get Your Business Online City Challenge.
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City Wins State Awards for Publications and Website

News ImageJune 25, 2014  The Public & Media Relations Department won the first-place TAMI Award for Internal Communications for its employee newsletter and weekly employee email at the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) Conference in Richardson.
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City Council Recognizes Neighborhood Service

News ImageJune 12, 2014  Garland City Council awarded Donna Fields the 2013 Excellence in Neighborhood Service Award. Mayor Douglas Athas, on behalf of the City Council, recognized Fields for going “above and beyond” the expectations and duties of her position as plans examiner in the Building Inspections Department.
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Excellence Made Here: Quality of Life

News ImageMay 9, 2014  A great city is more than public safety and infrastructure – quality of life also is important to a city’s success. Garland is proud to provide excellent recreational and cultural services for its residents and visitors through its award-winning Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department.
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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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