WHERE THE HEART IS
Where the Heart Is annually partners with one neighborhood to instigate overall neighborhood reinvestment. Residents work together with City staff, non-profits, businesses, religious groups and volunteers to stimulate positive physical and social change over the year.
Resident engagement is pivotal to the success of this program. Collectively residents brainstorm ideas, connect resources, identify assets, help neighbors and work together to creatively solve problems and improve their own neighborhood.
Simultaneously the City of Garland is reinvesting in the neighborhood in various ways for example improving streets, updating street lights, improving park access, educating residents and connecting residents to available resources to improve their homes.
Click here to view photos and videos from past years.
Neighborhood Improvement Projects
In the March meeting, neighbors identified projects that they would like to see in the Western Heights neighborhood. These projects focus on neighborhood safety, increasing social activities and improving aesthetics of the neighborhood. Each focus area will be driven by neighbor input from action teams comprised of your neighbors.
Each action team will have various responsibilities in addition to their directives including updating neighbors on their team's progress, attending meetings and championing team ideas.
- Safety Team: This team will collaborate on addressing safety challenges including speeding and lighting.
- Social Outreach Team: This team will assist with outreach and special events such as block parties, coffee and donuts, litter cleanups, etc.
- Design Team: Contribute to design elements for sign toppers, walking trails and the screening wall along Shiloh.
Sign up for an action team that most interests you by clicking on the button below or signing up here.