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Garland Earns Statewide Communications Awards

The City of Garland works hard to spread the word about its community as a great place to live, work, and play. Those efforts earned four awards from the 2016 Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) Conference in early June.

A special bandana given to those who attended the 2015 Garland Heritage Celebration earned a first place TAMI Award in the Best Promotion Item category. The 2015 event featured the rededication of the 1910 Pullman Rail Car that is displayed at Heritage Crossing in Downtown Garland. The bandana was intended to represent that era of rail travel.

The Garland City Press earned the Award of Excellence in the External Newsletter category. Garland City Press is published every other month and mailed to every residential address in Garland. An electronic version also is available at GarlandTx.gov.

Garland’s video production team earned two awards. The video “Fire Academy Class 47” earned the Award of Excellence in the Special/One-Time Video category. This production followed fire academy class 47 through 16 weeks of training and provided an inside look at what it takes to become a Garland firefighter. The promotional video “What’s Great about Garland?” earned the Award of Honor in the PSA/Marketing category. This uniquely produced video highlighted some of the many positive aspects of the Garland community and received rave reviews on social media.

The TAMI Awards is the leading recognition program in Texas honoring excellence for municipal communication strategies. TAMIO is an affiliate of the Texas Municipal League (TML), which represents approximately 98% of Texas’ urban population through its more than 1,000 member cities and towns. TAMIO actively seeks to advance and promote the active cooperation and exchange of information and ideas among Texas cities; provide professional development for public information and communications managers who work in municipal government or similar agencies; provide relations assistance where possible to municipalities and TML; and promote recognition outside the organization for achievement in communication with residents.

Pictured (L-R): Dorothy White, Public & Media Relations Director; Tralana Pollard, Public & Media Relations Specialist; Kim Nurmi, Heritage Crossing Coordinator; Nick Gibson, Video Production Specialist; Bailey Hebert, Graphic Designer; Pedro Hernandez, Video Production Specialist; Dan Bach, Video Services Coordinator​​​