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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Garland Achieves National Awards for Excellence

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The City of Garland continues to earn national recognition for excellence in video production and programming. The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) announced the winners of its 2020 programming awards on Sept. 3.

Garland’s Public & Media Relations (PMR) team earned three first-place trophies. In the Event/Program Promotion category, the “Do You Like the Arts?” promo brought the Granville Arts Center’s “Vision of the Arts” sculpture to life to promote great arts offerings in Garland.

In the Public Service Announcement category, the team found a fun, imaginative way in “Can’t Flush This” to remind residents that toilet paper substitutes are bad for their plumbing and the city’s sewer system.

In the Military category, the team recapped the impactful, emotional visit of a traveling Vietnam War memorial in “A Look Back at The Wall That Heals.”

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. A full list of awards is as follows:

Award of Excellence

Event/Program Promotion – “Do You Like the Arts?”

Public Service Announcement – “Can’t Flush This”

Military – “A Look Back at The Wall That Heals


Award of Distinction

Children/Young Adults – “Be Smart, Be Seen, Be Safe”

Event/Program Promotion – “The Wall That Heals

Profile of a City/County Dept. or Employee – “Garland Fire Department”

Use of Humor – “Can’t Flush This”

Public Education – “Know What to Throw”


Award of Honor

Overall Excellence


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.

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