Letter From The Mayor Dear citizens, It is an honor to greet you again in this latest edition of the Guide to Garner. So much has happened since the previous edition was published in the fall of 2015. We’ve opened a new police station and a new Town Hall. We’ve created a new strategic plan for the Town government. And we’ve surpassed the 30,000 population mark as Mayor Ronnie Williams we grow and evolve here in one of the most vibrant and dynamic regions of our nation. Still, Garner remains a community with a strong hometown feel. And your Town government aims to continue to make Garner a great place to be by offering timely and efﬁ cient services, overseeing orderly growth, enhancing our already outstanding quality of life and doing all of this while remaining ﬁ scally responsible. This guide offers an overview of how your municipal government works for you—the services, special events and amenities it provides, its major initiatives and the plans that create a roadmap for where Garner will go in the future. This publication also directs you to further informational resources and to opportunities to become better engaged and involved in your community. This edition of the Guide to Garner is intended to educate and to help you gain even greater enjoyment out of being a Garner resident. But what you’re holding in your hands is also, at least implicitly, a call to action, a nudge to use your knowledge about Garner and its government to become a more engaged citizen. We hope you’ll see it that way and consider how you can do your part to make Garner an even greater place to be. Thank you. Sincerely, Ronnie Williams Stay Connected TELEVISION/VIDEO E-NOTIFICATIONS Watch Town of Garner television productions on GTV11 (channel 11 on Spectrum, channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) and on demand at garnernc.gov and youtube.com/ townofgarner. Sign up for the Town’s free monthly electronic newsletter as well as special events announcements, important news alerts and more at garnernc.gov/about-us/ e-notiﬁ cations. TOWN WEBSITE garnernc.gov is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about your All-America City. SOCIAL MEDIA Look for the Town’s main accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (/townofgarner), and go to garnernc.gov/about-us/news-and- information/town-social-media to ﬁ nd a listing of the Town’s wide array social media accounts. garnernc.gov MOBILE APP / CITIZEN SERVICE REQUESTS Send service requests to the Town, get notiﬁ cations and have shortcuts to useful information about Garner by getting our free app (search for “garner info” where you buy and download apps).