Annual Neighborhood Summit

2014 Neighborhood Summit

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The City of Garland is excited to host the 12th Annual Neighborhood Summit, Saturday, October 25 at the Hyatt Place - Garland. This engaging interactive event offers the opportunity to explore trends and opportunities that will help each of us to fully own and participate in the reality of a better, more sustainable, and more beautiful Garland. 

Garland's Vision for 2030

In 2030, Garland is a community that blends old and new into a distinctive destination for people and  businesses. We successfully adapt to changing needs and benefit from new opportunities, strengthening our identity as a sustainable community with a hometown feel. We are a community known for our appealing neighborhoods, globally-connected business hub and beautiful parks, active lakefront, and natural areas.

This year's conference theme - Paths That Lead to Neighborhood Excellence - will explore the level of excellence we can consistently achieve if we own AND act in our diverse stakeholder roles - residents, government entities, businesses, educators, youth, faith and nonprofit organizations.

We are pleased to welcome Charles L. Marohn, president of Strong Towns, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping America's cities and towns achieve financial strength and resiliency, as our keynote speaker and plenary discussion leader. This session provides an opportunity for attendees to join the conversation and bring ideas for better Garland neighborhoods.

For more information, call 972-205-2445 or email

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2014 Summit Sessions

Neighborhood Associations - Bring 3 or more officers and enter for a chance to win a Samsung Chromebook

The City of Garland invites neighborhood groups and individuals to share stories through writing, interviews or photography.  First second place awards will be granted for individual and organization submissions.
Winners will be chosen from the following story categories:
  • Most Inspiring Project
  • Best Community Response to a Neighborhood Challenge
  • Best Neighborhood Appreciation/Inspiration Story
  • Share the great experiences happening in every Garland neighborhood. Participants and winners will be recognized at the Neighborhood Summit on October 25, 2014.  

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    Enjoy the video below from last year's Neighborhood Summit.

    For more information or to inquire about exhibit space, contact the Office of Neighborhood Vitality at 972-205-2445, email