May 12, 2019
This Week's News                                                        
City of Garland Prepares to Refresh City Website
During the week of May 20, the City of Garland will flip the switch to turn on a redesigned, more robust website featuring a refreshed color palette, excellent search functionality and an improved mobile experience.

The site will allow you to subscribe to various calendar and informational updates, as well as continue to access and subscribe to receive public meeting agendas. A new feature, My Garland, will allow you to type in your home or business address to see what City facilities and resources serve your area.

Learn more about the new site.
Hiring Event for Student Ambassador Program
Are you looking for an internship that will help you make your mark professionally and within your community?
 
Become a Student Ambassador for the City of Garland and join the more than 2,000 employees that work every day to make Garland a great place to live, work and play! 
 
Join us for fun, giveaways and on-the-spot interviews from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the City of Garland Fire Administration, 1500 State Highway 66. Learn more.
Jazz in the Square Thursdays, May 16 and 23
Experience a laid-back, relaxing evening in beautiful historic Downtown Garland while soaking in the soothing sounds of jazz!
 
Join us for Jazz in the Square, presented by Rosalind Coffee, at 7 p.m. May 16 and 23 in the Downtown Garland Square, located at Sixth and Main streets.

Bring your chairs and blankets for this cool jazz series. This free event is sure to be fun for the whole family! Learn more at GarlandParks.com.
Garland Summer Musicals Tickets Now on Sale
Tickets to Garland Summer Musicals' sensational 2019 season are now on sale!
 
Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of legendary pop group ABBA, opens the season June 14 and runs Fridays through Sundays until June 23.

Up next is the song-and-dance spectacular Seven Brides for Seven Brothers This Broadway and film classic opens July 19 and runs Fridays through Sundays until July 28.

All performances are at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. in Downtown Garland. Get your tickets here.
Garland Youth Council Accepting Applications Through June 9

Interested Garland residents who will be in grades 9-12 during the 2019-20 school year are eligible to apply to serve on the Garland Youth Council. 

Learn more and download an application at  GarlandYouthCouncil.org

Email GYC@GarlandTX.gov with any questions.
Earth Day Eco-Friendly Recycling Competition Winners
Winners of the third annual Recycled Art Competition have been selected!  Entries were judged on their use of recyclable materials accepted in the City of Garland's blue recycling cart program, their artistic value, and effectiveness at promoting an environmental message. 

This year the City also hosted its first Upcycling Competition for Garland residents 18 and older. Upcycling is taking a discarded object or material and using it to create a product of higher quality or value than the original. 

Click here  for the full list of winners.
City to Monitor Holiday Crowds at Windsurf Bay Park
The City of Garland wants to ensure a fun and safe lake experience at Windsurf Bay Park this Memorial Day weekend. The City will monitor attendance and make sure the popular site does not become overcrowded.
 
When attendance reaches 2,500 at Windsurf Bay Park, nobody else will be allowed to enter the park for the remainder of the calendar day. Notice that the park is full will be given by City employees at the entrance and conveyed in temporary electronic signage nearby. Learn more.
Events & Announcements
Plan Commission
May 13
The Garland Plan Commission meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St. View agendas 
here , and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.

Mayor Among Council Members to Be Sworn in May 15
The Mayor and four Council District representatives will be sworn in during a special Council meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St. 

Apply Now for Boards and Commissions
Residents who serve on Garland's 11 boards and commissions can make a difference in the City and be directly involved with local government. They serve in an advisory or quasi-judicial capacity, providing information directly to the Garland City Council. From planning and development to multicultural events, boards and commission members advise on a range of City services. The City will accept applications for its boards and commissions from May 31 through July 1. Application forms can be found on the City Secretary's page at G arlandTX.govSubmit applications to Ren é  Dowl, City Secretary, by email to  RDowl@GarlandTX.gov  or by U.S. Postal Service to City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St., Garland 75040.

Graduation Traffic Reminder
Through June 21, Garland ISD's Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd., will host graduations for many area educational institutions.  In general, motorists can expect traffic congestion along Naaman Forest Boulevard and adjacent roadways approximately an hour before and 30 minutes after graduation events. Non-graduation traffic should bypass that area, if possible.  Motorists can stay aware of potential traffic congestion with this  graduation schedule and map .








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