Garland City Council awarded Donna Fields the 2013 Excellence in Neighborhood Service Award. Mayor Douglas Athas, on behalf of the City Council, recognized Fields for going “above and beyond” the expectations and duties of her position as plans examiner in the Building Inspections Department. Her participation in community engagement activities and her high standards of customer service have allowed residents better access to City services. Her commitment to Garland neighborhoods and enhanced customer service creates a positive impression with neighborhood residents, and with her fellow City employees.
Garland’s Strategy for Vital Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Resource Team established the annual Excellence in Neighborhood Service Award in 2008. It is awarded annually to recognize City employees whose qualities and actions exemplify the following philosophy of the Strategy: “Recognizing the strength of Garland is the character of its neighborhoods; we will work in partnership with neighborhood stakeholders and community resources to build a stronger community and keep Garland an excellent place to live and invest.”