The City of Garland was recognized as an American Heart Association (AHA) Fit-Friendly Worksite for the sixth year in a row. The City received the highest honor, the Platinum Level Worksite award, during the AHA’s Fit-Friendly Symposium in February. The City of Garland Fire Department also received the Platinum Level Worksite award. The criteria for this award included promoting a wellness culture with various physical, nutritional, and cultural activities. Garland was one of two DFW cities honored and the only City to receive the award for both the City and the Fire Department.
The City also received the Dallas Business Journal's Healthiest Employer award. This prestigious award is given to employers who demonstrate a high level of commitment to specific areas of wellness: culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analysis. Over 90 employers applied for this award, however, only 32 received the honor.
A special thank you to everyone who has taken part in the City's wellness initiatives and programs, making them such a success!