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Garland Neighborhood Management Academy

The Garland Neighborhood Management Academy (GNMA) offers educational classes on a variety of topics important to neighborhood vitality.  Categories include citizen engagement, leadership development, and neighborhood management.

GNMA provides community stakeholders with information and tools to actively engage in the municipal government process and to manage neighborhood growth and change.  The course offerings are designed to educate, inform, and empower residents and organizations to fulfill their role in sustaining thriving neighborhoods.

Spring 2018 GNMA Classes




Jan. 30
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Influencing Change in Your Neighborhood Main Street Municipal Bldg.
800 Main St, Garland

Feb. 13
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant Workshop Main Street Municipal Bldg.
800 Main St, Garland
February 17
9 a.m. to Noon
Welcome to Garland

Garland City Hall
200 N. Fifth St, Garland

March 3
9 a.m. to Noon
HOA Legal Clinic

Collin College - Spring Creek Campus
2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano

March 29
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
DIY Garland: Paint Class The Home Depot - Firewheel
3261 N. Pres. George Bush Hwy.
April 5
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
DIY Garland: Fences Maintenance Class The Home Depot - Firewheel
3261 N. Pres. George Bush Hwy.

April 12
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
DIY Garland: Landscaping with Texan Plants Class City of Garland Greenhouse
1221 Spring Creek Dr, Garland

May 19
9 a.m. to Noon
Healthy Living, Healthy Neighborhoods TBD
 TBD Staying Safe in Garland Neighborhoods TBD

For more information on Office of Neighborhood Vitality events, visit www.GarlandVitalNeighborhoods.org



Registration deadlines are one week prior to the start of the class. 
Unless otherwise stated, classes are free, but registration is preferred.
For more information, you may contact Laura Castillo972-205-2451.


Certification Program

 You can become GNMA "certified" by taking courses in one of three areas of concentration: Citizen Engagement, Leadership Development, and Neighborhood Management. The guided tracks allow citizens to focus their training on the critical facets of neighborhood health. City Government 101 is a pre-requisite for any of the three certification tracks. Participants must complete five courses beyond City Government 101 to become certified. Participants will receive certificates of completion for each certification track completed.

Interested individuals are invited to take any number of courses that are of interest, even if they are not within a single track.

For more event information, see our Event Calendar. For our full course guide, please click here or for more information, contact Laura Castillo, 972-205-2451. 

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The Home Depot - Firewheel
The Home Depot - Firewheel