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Garland Neighborhood Management Academy

The Garland Neighborhood Management Academy (GNMA) offers educational classes on a variety of topics important to neighborhood vitality.  Categories include citizen engagement, leadership development, and neighborhood management.

GNMA provides community stakeholders with information and tools to actively engage in the municipal government process and to manage neighborhood growth and change.  The course offerings are designed to educate, inform, and empower residents and organizations to fulfill their role in sustaining thriving neighborhoods.

Spring 2016 Classes




Saturday, Jan. 30

Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant Workshop

Bluebonnet Room, MSMB

Saturday, Feb. 20

Welcome to the City of Garland! Bluebonnet Room, MSMB
Thursday, Feb. 25
Nextdoor Best Practices Bluebonnet Room, MSMB
Thursday, Mar. 31
6 to 8 p.m. 
D.I.Y. Garland - Fences  The Home Depot - Firewheel
Thursday, April 7
6 to 8 p.m. 
D.I.Y. Garland - Landscaping The Home Depot - Firewheel
Thursday, April 14
6 to 8 p.m. 
D.I.Y. Garland - Exterior Painting The Home Depot - Firewheel
Saturday, April 23
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
HOA Clinic The Hyatt Place - Garland

Thursday, May 5
6 to 8 p.m. 

How to Throw a Successful Block Party Bluebonnet Room, MSMB
800 Main St., Garland



Registration deadlines are one week prior to the start of the class. 
Unless otherwise stated, classes are free, but registration is preferred.
For more information, you may contact Laura Castillo972-205-2451.


Certification Program

 You can become GNMA "certified" by taking courses in one of three areas of concentration: Citizen Engagement, Leadership Development, and Neighborhood Management. The guided tracks allow citizens to focus their training on the critical facets of neighborhood health. City Government 101 is a pre-requisite for any of the three certification tracks. Participants must complete five courses beyond City Government 101 to become certified. Participants will receive certificates of completion for each certification track completed.

Interested individuals are invited to take any number of courses that are of interest, even if they are not within a single track.

For more event information, see our Event Calendar. For our full course guide, please click here or for more information, contact Laura Castillo, 972-205-2451. 

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The Home Depot - Firewheel
The Home Depot - Firewheel