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!
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 Celebrates National Park and Recreation Month this July

News ImageJune 26, 2014  The City of Garland challenges everyone to get out and visit their community parks and recreation centers during National Park and Recreation Month.
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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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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 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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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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