Feb. 2, 2020
This Week's News                                                        
The Wall That Heals Is Coming to Garland Feb. 27 - March 1
The Wall That Heals , a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Garland Thursday, Feb. 27, through Sunday, March 1. 

The Wall That Heals honors the more than 3 million Americans who served in the U.S. armed forces in the Vietnam War and it bears the names of the 58,276 American men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. The exhibit will be on display at Audubon Park, 342 W. Oates Road, and will be open 24 hours a day, free to the public.

More than 100 volunteers will be needed to set up and take down the replica wall, staff the exhibit and guide visitors 24 hours a day. To learn more about how you can help the effort, email  Albert Montero  or sign up online .
Mayor Delivers State of the City Address
Garland has a lot of momentum and, in his first State of the City address, Mayor Scott LeMay praised residents who in 2019 bought in by authorizing a record $423.7 million in bond projects and presented awards to two for Making Their Mark.

In his keynote from a two-hour Open House event Jan. 28 at The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center, LeMay reflected on 2019 and outlined what's in store for 2020.

You can read more about the Mayor's remarks at GarlandTX.gov as well as  watch the full video of the address .
SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training: Saturday, Feb. 15
The 2020 severe weather season is around the corner. Are you prepared to recognize clues that suggest large hail, flash flooding or a possible tornado?
The National Weather Service will host its free SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. This training is free and open to the public. 

Welcome to Garland Class: Saturday, Feb. 22
Whether you are new to Garland, or were born and raised here, this is the class to get better acquainted with what makes Garland a great place to live!

Learn about the different services of City departments, how your taxpayer dollars are being used and how you can get involved. 

The free class begins at  8:30 a.m. with coffee with Garland Mayor Scott LeMay at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.
Register now!
Garland Board & Volunteer Fair: Tuesday, Feb. 25
Enjoy an evening of networking and conversation with Garland's nonprofit, civic and community organizations from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.
These organizations are seeking volunteers and/or open board vacancies, and you'll have the opportunity to learn more about helping to serve the Garland community.
This event is free to attend. Visit GarlandKiwanis.portalbuzz.com to register as an attendee, organization or sponsor.
2020 Census Is Right Around the Corner - We Need You!
The census is an official count of the U.S. population and households. Garland's allotment of money for federal programs and its government representation are dependent on the count of its residents.

There are several ways to complete the one-page form: online, mail or by phone. It is provided in numerous languages, and your data is confidential. 

In mid-March, you will receive an invitation to respond online. A paper questionnaire will be mailed in April, followed by an in-person follow-up.

Visit GarlandTX.gov to learn how the census impacts you and your community, as well as upcoming important dates.
Events & Announcements
City Council Meetings
Feb. 3 and 4
Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3; Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.  View agendas  at GarlandTX.gov and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted. 

McCree Road Closure
Feb. 5
McCree Road west of the intersection of Shiloh Road will be closed beginning Wednesday, Feb. 5. Weather permitting, the road will reopen in approximately four weeks. View a map of the detour.

District 3 Town Hall
March 12
Join District 3 Council Member Jerry Nickerson for a Town Hall meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Dallas County Road and Bridge Office, 715 Rowlett Road. Topics will include the new parking enforcement program, fireworks and gunfire regulations, and an update on the bond program. Email Council3@GarlandTX.gov or call 713-702-3545 for more information.
City Begins Issuing Warnings for Neighborhood Parking Violations
Neighborhood parking problems are the most frequent source of resident complaints to the City.  The electronic ticketing system for these violations will go online this week.  Examples of violations and other FAQs are available at  GarlandTX.gov/parking .

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