Fire Captain Justin Dickenstein wrote an article recently published in "Firehouse" magazine.
Downtown Garland is a step closer to inclusion in the prestigious National Register of Historic Places.
Officer Jones assisted a motorist whose vehicle hood had unlatched while driving, and her actions left a lasting impression.
Garland's Summer Nutrition Program was awarded recognition as a gold-level sponsor of the Excellence in Summer Meals Sponsor Recognition Program.
The City of Garland has approved a $35+ million deal that will significantly expand the community’s plastics industrial cluster.
Mayor Douglas Athas and District 4 Council Member B.J. Williams have been appointed to federal advocacy committees for the National League of Cities.
Managing Director Rick Vasquez has been chosen to become Assistant City Manager for the City of Garland. Rick joined the City earlier this year as Managing Director of Development services.
Move.org recently named Garland the eighth best city for raising a family, citing its low crime rate and affordability.
Garland Water Utilities Duck Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant received the Gold Peak Performance Award for 2015.
Garland brought home 12 trophies from the 15th Annual TATOA Programming Awards on Sept. 20.
The City of Garland is proud to announce the appointment of Kwa heri Harris as Emergency Management Coordinator.
The City of Garland's Summer Nutrition Program completed another successful program year in early August.
VPET USA, Inc. has purchased a newly-constructed 167,500 square foot building in Garland's premier industrial district.
A recent study from personal finance outlet WalletHub.com named Garland as the 11th best midsize city for first-time home buyers in the U.S.
Garland City Council members recognized two Environmental Waste Services (EWS) employees during the Council’s June 21 meeting.
The Garland Fire Department has achieved the Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Level Recognition Award from the American Heart Association.
The results are in for the fourth annual IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge, which ended on March 31. Of the five community size categories, Garland won first place in the mid-size category!
On March 10, the City of Garland was recognized as one of Dallas Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers for the third consecutive year.
Garland’s Nicholson Memorial Library System is a recipient of the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association 2015 Achievement of Excellence in Libraries award.
The City of Garland was recognized as an American Heart Association (AHA) Fit-Friendly Worksite for the seventh consecutive year.
WeddingWire has once again named The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center as winner of the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 for wedding venues in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
The City’s Code Compliance and Health departments were recognized by the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas (AAGD) in the January 2016 issue of AAGD’s Rooflines Magazine.
District 4 City Council Member B.J. Williams has been recognized for his long history of serving the Garland community.
Garland Mayor Douglas Athas was recently named to a three-year term on the American Public Power Association’s Policy Makers Council by APPA’s Board of Directors.
The City of Garland Planning Department was recently awarded an Honorable Mention for the preparation of the Forest/Jupiter Transit-Oriented Redevelopment Plan.
Wesley Kucera is now Managing Director of the City of Garland’s water utilities. This new role will put him in charge of all water and wastewater operations.
The City of Garland has paved the way for construction of 267,000 square feet of new industrial space on Regency Crest Drive.
Mayor Douglas Athas recently honored the City’s Internal Audit Department for receiving the Highest Opinion Authorized by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Garland welcomes new leadership for the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts, naming Jermel Stevenson as Managing Director over those departments.
Garland's GREAT Homes partnership has earned a 2015 Housing Innovation Award from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Garland Power & Light’s communications team was recently honored with a national award presented by the American Public Power Association (APPA). The GP&L 2014 Annual Report received an Award of Merit in the Print Category of the 2015 Excellence in Public Power Communications awards, presented at the APPA Customer Connections Conference in October.
The Garland Fire Department has received an Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating of “1,” the highest rating possible.
The City of Garland Water Utilities was selected by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies to receive the 2014 Gold Peak Performance Awards for both of its wastewater treatment facilities.
Garland Fire Department’s Chief Raymond Knight has recognized Garland police officer Shaun Smith with the Public Safety Herosim Award. Chief Knight described the incident in a letter written to the Garland Police Department.
On Aug. 28, US Army veteran SPC Leo Perez and his family were given the keys to a three-bedroom energy-efficient home that was donated by Bank of America in partnership with Green Extreme Homes and the City of Garland through its GREAT Homes Program.
Texas State Association of Fire Fighters recently honored Garland Fire Department’s Jerry G. Click with its Paul Kelly Humanitarian Award.
Garland is a great place for the entire family, including those family members who are not the standard two-legged people-types! Find out more about how Garland's Animal Services Departments grows Garland.
The City of Garland brought home four awards from the 2015 Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) Conference in Houston in June.
Congratulations to Garland Fire Captain David Gott for earning his Structural Collapse Level V certification as an Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Specialist from the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and the Texas A&M University System.
The Garland Fire Department has achieved the 2015 Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Level Recognition Award from the American Heart Association.
The National Community Development Association (NCDA) is recognizing the City of Garland’s “Lend a Hand to Grow Garland” activities during National Community Development Week, April 6-11.
The Garland Fire Department would like to congratulate Recruit Class 47 on their graduation from the fire academy. A ceremony was held May 6, and graduates will be attending EMT school or head to the stations to begin their careers. Best of luck to each and every one of you!
More than 65 employees from 10 City departments came together to help clean up and improve houses in several Garland neighborhoods in celebration of National Community Development Week, April 6-11.
<p>On April 21, Mayor Douglas Athas awarded Reinaldo Zavala with the Excellence in Neighborhood Service Award as an excellent representative of the City of Garland. Zavala's friendly customer service and volunteerism have enhanced the Animal Services Department's ability to engage Garland residents.</p>
WeddingWire, the nation's leading online wedding marketplace, has recognized The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center with the WeddingWire Rated™ Silver badge for excellence in wedding venues!
The City of Garland Purchasing Department has achieved the status of excellence in the procurement field for 17 consecutive years by receiving the 2014 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) award.
The Mayor and several members of the Garland City Council recently attended the National League of Cities (NLC) conference in Washington, D.C. District 4 Council Member B.J. Williams brought home a special honor from the trip—He earned his Bronze Certificate from the NLC University program.
For the tenth consecutive year, Garland’s Nicholson Memorial Library System is a recipient of the Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award. The Texas Municipal Library Directors Association presents the award to libraries that have demonstrated service excellence through the attainment of specific service criteria
They consider themselves advocates for those who live in Garland’s neighborhoods and strive to work in partnership with commercial property owners to achieve established property standards. The members of Garland’s Code Compliance Department definitely work the front lines to help Grow Garland.
On Jan. 29, the Garland Chamber of Commerce recognized City Manager Bill Dollar, Workforce Engagement & Development Administrator Susan Fair, and Training & Development Coordinator Laura Lozier during the Chamber’s Annual Emerald Tie Banquet.
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) staffers are sometimes called “professional paranoids,” but their job is to identify, prepare for, respond to and manage recovery from the emergency situations that impact our community. Such preparation is critical for any efforts to Grow Garland so that the City will be ready to conduct business and support the community in response to any crisis.
Mayor Douglas Athas of Garland, TX, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2015 Community and Economic Development Steering Committee. The appointment was announced by NLC President Ralph E. Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah.
The State Comptroller has granted the Platinum Leadership Circle Award to the City of Garland. The designation is awarded to local governments that implement financial transparency reporting in an accessible format that adheres to specific reporting standards.
The partnership between the City of Garland’s GREAT Homes Program and Green Extreme Homes has earned the Audrey Nelson Community Development Award from the National Community Development Association. The award was presented in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 23, 2015.
To better serve Garland residents, the City has developed a partnership with Richland College to provide training to City employees that will help increase efficiencies, enhance work skills, and improve customer service.
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.
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.