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Garland Announces Plans for Annual Neighborhood Summit

When: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: The Hyatt Place-Garland
5101 N. President George Bush Turnpike
Theme: Rethink Community

Mark your calendars for Garland’s 2013 Neighborhood Summit: Rethink Community. The annual Summit invites residents, civic leaders, revitalization practitioners and others to address the issues affecting neighborhood health and stability with a variety of workshops and speakers.

The 2013 Summit theme, “Rethink Community”’ is an opportunity for Garland and other first tier suburbs to consider the correct next steps as we look at revitalization and redevelopment opportunities. How will we coordinate our discussions about community design, water conservation, neighborhood investment, and engaging diverse cultures? How will we build stakeholder capacity and share our stories? More importantly, as we begin to think differently, how will we act on our visions for vital neighborhoods and successful cities?

Register for the 2013 Neighborhood Summit today at GarlandVitalNeighborhoods.org. Registration for Garland stakeholders is $25 ($30 after October 11). Event sponsors are the City of Garland, Garland Power & Light, and the American Planning Association North Central Texas Chapter.

Neighborhood Story Contest

As part of the 2013 Summit, the City of Garland invites neighborhood groups and individuals to share stories through written essays, testimonials or photography. First and second place awards will be given for individual and organization submissions. Participants and winners will be recognized at the Summit.

For more information about the summit, neighborhood story contest, or to inquire about exhibit space, contact the Office of Neighborhood Vitality at 972-205-2445 or neighborhoods@garlandtx.gov.