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, Sustainability Leader Award, Neighborhood Newsletter Award, Public Servant Award, Who’s Who in Garland Neighborhoods, and lastly Garland Neighborhood of the Year. 

A big CONGRATULATIONS to all the award winners!

Garland Neighborhood of the Year

Neighborhoods across Garland go the extra mile to create communities that are vibrant, engaged and safe. The Garland Neighborhood of the Year Award recognizes one neighborhood who stands out through their neighborhood investment efforts for 2021.

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Travis College Hill Neighbors for their efforts through producing an original musical drama, “The Cactus Chronicles,” focusing on Garland's Hispanic community and a first-time "Garland Latino Heritage Cookbook.”

Garland Neighborhood of the Year Winner: Travis College Hill Neighbors

Who’s Who in Garland Neighborhoods

The Who’s Who in Garland Neighborhoods (WWGN) title is awarded to an individual who is a living example of what a “Good Neighbor” is. This person is a leader in their neighborhood and city and strive to create a vibrant, and safe community of equal opportunity. 

A big CONGRATUALATIONS to Margi Bice! Margi has served her neighborhood and community faithfully for the past 20+ years through her numerous official and unofficial leadership positions. Her love for her neighborhood and neighbors in Orchard Hills has shone through the years, and Garland is lucky to have her!

Who's Who in Garland Neighborhoods Winner: Margi Bice

Garland Public Servant

The Garland Public Servant Award recognizes a City of Garland employee who exemplifies what it means to be a great public servant, and who goes above and beyond to serve the residents of Garland.

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Mistie Gardner! Mistie is the Garland Director of Emergency Management. She has helped Garland through the recent pandemic, winter storm, vaccination clinics and more, all with calmness and kindness. 

Garland Public Servant Winner: Mistie Gardner

 Neighborhood Newsletter Competition

Communication among neighbors is vital to strong neighborhoods. Newsletters, E-Newsletters or other publications are great tools to inform, inspire and engage fellow neighbors to join the efforts of neighborhood investment. 

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Orchard Hills Neighborhood Quarterly Newsletter as the winner of the 2021 Neighborhood Newsletter Award!

Neighborhood Newsletter Winner: Orchard Hills Neighborhood Quarterly Newsletter

Questions? Contact the Office of Neighborhood Vitality at or 972-205-2445.