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Excellence Made Here

It’s often said that Garland is the best kept secret in north Texas and that the City should do more to tell this community’s story. That’s why this web page will shine a spotlight on what Garland does best – the innovations and the accolades that demonstrate that Garland is a place of excellence!
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Garland Fire Department Celebrates Class 47 Graduates

May 15, 2015 

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!

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How We Grow Garland: Office of Emergency Management

February 6, 2015 

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.

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Pet Adoption Center Offers Extended Hours

January 21, 2015 

The Pet Adoption Center located at 813 Main St. is now open Saturdays! In an effort to find homes for as many animals as possible, the Pet Adoption Center has extended its work hours to include Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

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Garland Recognized for Financial Transparency

January 21, 2015 

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.

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Garland's GREAT Homes Project Earns National Award

January 21, 2015 

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.

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