News Flash

City News (home)

Posted on: September 29, 2022

Garland Achieves State and National Awards for Excellence

NATOA CVB 2022_360x250

The City of Garland’s Public & Media Relations (PMR) team and the Garland Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visit Garland, recently earned national and statewide recognition for excellence.

The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) announced the winners of its 2022 programming awards in September in Denver. Garland’s PMR team earned two first-place trophies and one second-place trophy, in addition to an Award of Honor for Overall Excellence. 

In the Promotion of a City/County category, the "DFW Sports Zone" video highlights the many sporting activities and facilities available to Garland residents and visitors alike.

In the Public Service Announcement (Non-COVID) category, the team found a fun, imaginative way in "Downtown Parking" to remind residents plenty of parking is available while the Downtown Square is under construction.

Finally, in the Animal Services category, "MTV Cribs - Garland Animal Services" shined a spotlight on the City’s new Animal Shelter & Adoption Center.

Congratulations to Dan Bach, Nick Gibson, Pedro Hernandez and the rest of the PMR team, and to the City departments that participated in these award-winning productions. 
 
 In addition to the recognition from NATOA, PMR also received state honors for videos produced in conjunction with Visit Garland. These awards include two first-place trophies from the Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus' (TACVB) newly evolved Destination Excellence Awards. 

The Visit Garland team earned a total of six first-place Destination Excellence Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to destination management in Texas. The awards were presented during TACVB's annual conference in September in South Padre Island, Texas.

Veronica on the Go” was awarded the top award in the Video, Storytelling and Podcast Series category. Through this video series, Visit Garland team member Veronica Maldonado highlights Garland’s most notable and easy-to-access locations. The ongoing series, including animation, is produced through the PMR department.

In the Community/Local Engagement Promotion category, “Parking on the Square” received first place from both judges and peers. To remind patrons there is plenty of parking around the Downtown Square during construction, the Visit Garland team reached out to PMR to create this informative yet humorous video.  

Garland Pho Real Trail” earned first place in the Public Relations category. With Garland boasting the 14th largest Vietnamese population in the U.S., Visit Garland created a dedicated page listing all the Vietnamese restaurants in the city that serve pho. The Pho Trail was added to Visit Garland's app to lead visitors to the restaurants and allow patrons to check in at locations, becoming a challenge where patrons can win prizes for visiting pho restaurants.  

Band Together on the Square” took home first place in the Leisure/Tourism Marketing Campaign category. The Band Together concert series was created during a legacy improvement project to encourage foot traffic to Downtown businesses. The concerts focused on local bands and singer-songwriters, setting the stage for music lovers to recognize Garland as a music destination where they can catch on-the-rise artists. 

Lastly, Visit Garland’s “Let’s Meet: Garland Meeting Planner Guide” earned first place in the Meetings & Conventions Promotion category. The guide provides succinct information regarding City-owned facilities and additional distinct facilities in the community. 

For more City of Garland video productions, watch the City’s government access cable channel, CGTV, on Frontier (channel 44), Spectrum (channel 16) or AT&T Uverse (channel 99). CGTV is also available online at GarlandTX.gov; click on the “City Videos” button. Videos also are available on the City’s social media pages.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News (home)

Cease the Grease this Holiday Season

Posted on: November 17, 2022
TATOA Trophies_360x250

Garland Earns State Video and Parks Awards

Posted on: November 11, 2022
Kitten in Gift 360x250

Surprising the Family with a Pet?

Posted on: November 21, 2022

Upcoming Fall Events and Activities

Posted on: October 20, 2021
TATOA Trophies_360x250

Garland Earns State Video Awards

Posted on: November 11, 2022
TRAPS 2022_360x250

Garland Earns State Parks Awards

Posted on: November 11, 2022
City of Garland logo

Public Health Notice - Rabid Bat Confirmed

Posted on: September 29, 2022
Band Together Concert Series_360x250

Band Together Concert Series

Posted on: May 27, 2022
School Zone 360x527

Remember to Observe School Zones

Posted on: August 2, 2022
Juneteenth Celebration_360x250

Garland Celebrates Juneteenth

Posted on: June 28, 2022
Olinger Electric Plant

GP&L Electric Rate Adjustment

Posted on: June 21, 2022
New Directors_360x250

Garland Announces New Directors

Posted on: April 19, 2022
Elections 360x250

May 7 Local Election

Posted on: March 29, 2022
Celebratory Background City Logo 360x250

Spotlight on Garland

Posted on: April 6, 2022
Subscribe to News and Alerts

Subscribe to City News and Alerts

Posted on: February 1, 2022

Stay connected!

Posted on: September 22, 2019

How You Can Prepare for Power Outages

Posted on: January 5, 2022

Events at the Nicholson Memorial Library

Posted on: January 18, 2022
A gathering in Garland's Cypress Cove neighborhood.

Garland Has What Draws People to Texas

Posted on: November 30, 2021

Senior Activity Center Construction

Posted on: November 16, 2021
Officials with the City of Garland and Morrow Renewables cut the ribbon at Hinton Landfill.

Turning Trash to Treasure

Posted on: November 3, 2021
Landmark Museum_Scavenger Hunt Sept-Nov_288x288

Downtown Garland Scavenger Hunt

Posted on: November 3, 2021
Managing Director_Crystal Owens_360x250

Garland Selects New Managing Director

Posted on: October 29, 2021
Growing Garland Monthly Development Update logo

Growing Garland Development Update

Posted on: October 19, 2021
COVID19 - Recovery Resources logo

COVID-19 - Recovery Resources

Posted on: June 1, 2021
Fine Free Announcement 360x250

Garland Library Goes Fine Free

Posted on: September 22, 2021
Team Downtown 360x250

Join Team Downtown

Posted on: August 19, 2021
City of Garland logo

Budget Work Session Moves to Zoom

Posted on: August 13, 2021
Examples of parking violations

Neighborhood Parking Enforcement

Posted on: April 21, 2021
Garland Alert System_360x250

Stay Weather Aware

Posted on: May 18, 2021
Judson Rex, Assistant City Manager

Garland Names New Assistant City Manager

Posted on: November 13, 2020
Garland Alert System_360x250

Emergency Alert Update

Posted on: October 13, 2020
Parklet Program 360x250

Temporary Parklet Program

Posted on: December 22, 2020
Image of house

Rental, Mortgage Assistance Available

Posted on: November 30, 2020
Judson Rex, Assistant City Manager

Garland Names New Assistant City Manager

Posted on: November 13, 2020

COVID-19 - Recovery Resources

Posted on: June 2, 2020
sidewalk repair_360x250

Sidewalk Repair Incentive Program

Posted on: July 14, 2020
DART Street Car 360x250

DART Requests Resident Feedback

Posted on: July 22, 2020
Garland Goodness_360x250_heart

Garland Goodness

Posted on: April 10, 2020

Power Out? Text GP&L!

Posted on: March 18, 2020
Library Logo - Color 360x250

Library to Offer GED and ESL Classes

Posted on: March 5, 2020
Healthcare worker with hand sanitizer

Monitoring Coronavirus

Posted on: March 3, 2020
Garland Neighborhood Awards 2019 - 360x250

2019 Garland Neighborhood Awards

Posted on: November 14, 2019
New Judges 360x250

New Municipal Judges Sworn In

Posted on: January 17, 2020
Compass Meter Logo 360x250

Water Meter Replacement Project Begins

Posted on: October 17, 2019
Brush & Bulky pickup underway

Garland Storm Recovery Continues

Posted on: October 21, 2019