Garland Neighborhood Management Academy

The Garland Neighborhood Management Academy (GNMA) offers educational classes on a variety of topics important to neighborhood vitality.  Categories include citizen engagement, leadership development, and neighborhood management.

GNMA, an important component of the Strategy for Vital Neighborhoods, exists to provide community stakeholders with the tools to actively engage in the municipal government process and to manage neighborhood growth and change.  The course offerings are designed to educate, inform, and empower residents and organizations to fulfill their role in sustaining thriving neighborhoods.

Fall 2014 Classes

A big thanks to everyone who participated in our Fall GNMA Classes. This semester, we offered Grassroots Leadership and Home Maintenance 101. For more photos, check out our Facebook Page.


Spring 2015 Classes

Now announcing our Spring 2015 class schedule! Get out your calendars, this is going to be a great semester!

 Date  Course Name  Time  Location
January 27   Volunteer Recruitment & Recognition 7 - 8 p.m.    The Atrium
January 31   City Government 101 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Main Street Municipal Bldg. 
February 7   First Saturdays with Scotts 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.   The Home Depot - Firewheel 
February 10   City Administration 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.     Main Street Municipal Bldg.
February 24  D.I.Y. Garland - Painting 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  The Home Depot - Firewheel
March 7  First Saturdays with Scotts 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  The Home Depot - Firewheel
April 14  Taking Charge of You Neighborhood's
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Main Street Municipal Bldg.
April 28  D.I.Y. Garland - Fences 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  The Home Depot - Firewheel
May 2  First Saturday with Scotts  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  The Home Depot - Firewheel 

To register or for more information email or call 972-205-2451.


Registration deadlines are one week prior to the start of the class. Space is limited! 
Unless otherwise stated, classes are free, but registration required.
For more information, you may contact Laura Castillo972-205-2451.

Certification Program

You can become GNMA "certified" by taking courses in one of three areas of concentration: Citizen Engagement, Leadership Development, and Neighborhood Management. The guided tracks allow citizens to focus their training on the critical facets of neighborhood health. City Government 101 is a pre-requisite for any of the three certification tracks. Participants must complete five courses beyond City Government 101 to become certified. Participants will receive certificates of completion for each certification track completed.

Interested individuals are invited to take any number of courses that are of interest, even if they are not within a single track.

For more event information, see our Event Calendar. For our full course guide, please click here or for more information, contact Laura Castillo, 972-205-2451.