STAY-AT-HOME ORDER is in effect, and Garner Town Hall is closed to the public until further notice. However, Development Services (Planning, Inspections, Engineering) is accepting drop-off submittals and correspondence in the Town Hall main entrance vestibule during business hours. Residents currently have only online and phone options for utility and tax bill payments. Field inspections will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. And the schedule for the unprepared trash and yard waste pickup has been modified. Stay well, stay home.

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All-America City Award

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The Nobel Prize for Civic Accomplishment 

The National Civic League named Garner one of 10 All-America Cities for 2013. The award recognizes citizen initiatives and engagement, cross-sector collaboration, innovation and inclusiveness. It showcases grassroots solutions that meet pressing community challenges and needs. This prestigious honor has been dubbed the Nobel Prize for civic accomplishment.

Garner's winning application and presentation focused on three main citizen-led projects: the Garner Veterans Memorial, Community of Hope and the movement to make Garner Performing Arts Center a cultural arts hub for the town.

The video below captures Garner's winning presentation to National Civic League judges in Denver in June 2013.


Garner's written application to become a 2013 All-America City finalist provides great background about the town and its many citizen-led initiatives.

Town staff remain engaged with the All-America City Awards program, including mentoring finalist communities and providing volunteer assistance during the annual awards competition.