Garland Neighborhood Awards
Each year, the City of Garland, Office of Neighborhood Vitality recognizes those who make extraordinary efforts to enhance, revitalize, or invest in their neighborhoods. The awards include Neighborhood Newsletter Award, Public Servant Award, Who’s Who in Garland Neighborhoods, and lastly Garland Neighborhood of the Year.
As part of our Garland Neighborhood Awards recognition, the Office of Neighborhood Vitality submits the winners as applicants to participate in the Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) award program. NUSA is a national non-profit organization committed to building and strengthening neighborhood organizations. For several decades, they have hosted an annual conference where they also announce the winners of these awards.
A big CONGRATULATIONS those recognized at this year's Nusa conference!
Mistie Gardner (WINNER) - Who’s Who in America’s Neighborhood (Governmental Category)
Emergency Management Director, Mistie Gardner, winner of Garland’s Public Servant of the Year, was selected as the winner of this year’s Who’s Who in America’s Neighborhoods (Governmental Category) for her extraordinary efforts and involvement during the COVID-19 crisis as well as during Winter Storm Uri.
Margi Bice (Finalist) - Who’s Who in America’s Neighborhood (Grassroots Category)
Margi Bice, winner of Garland’s Who’s Who in Garland Neighborhoods award, was selected as a finalist in the nation-wide Who’s Who in America’s Neighborhoods award for her outstanding leadership and serving in her neighborhood, Orchard Hills, and the city at large.
Travis College Hill Neighborhood (Finalist) - Neighborhood of the Year
Travis College Hill Neighborhood, Garland’s Neighborhood of the Year, was selected as a finalist in the nation-wide Neighborhoods of the Year award through NUSA for their doubleheader projects The Cactus Chronicles, an original musical drama focusing on Garland's Hispanic community, and the “Garland Latino Heritage Cookbook”.
Orchard Hills Neighborhood Association (Finalist) – Neighborhood Newsletter Competition
The Orchard Hills Neighborhood Quarterly Newsletter, winner of the Garland Neighborhood Newsletter Competition, was selected as a finalist in the nation-wide Neighborhood Newsletter Competition through Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) for its unique and engaging articles, centered on celebrating memories and engaging with all neighbors.
Questions? Contact the Office of Neighborhood Vitality at Neighborhoods@GarlandTX.gov or 972-205-2445.