About Us

Mayor Douglas Athas, of Garland, TX
Mayor Douglas Athas

“Garland’s unique and nationally-recognized Economic Development Partnership brings the Garland Chamber of Commerce, the City of Garland, the Garland Independent School District and the Dallas County Community College District together to attract and retain business in our community. This innovative approach allows us to provide progressive services to both our small and large businesses.”

- Mayor Douglas Athas

The Garland Economic Development Partnership is the primary community contact for Garland’s economic development efforts. All activities are overseen by 12 Steering Committee members, four representatives from each partner.

Committee Structure

CityGarland ISDChamber
Mayor President of School Board Board Chair
Council Person Board Trustee Board Chair Elect
Council Person Board Trustee ED Vice Chair
City Manager Superintendent CEO