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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Adult Leagues: Ice for all experience levels

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Looking for a beginner or competitive league in Allen? No matter your skating level, we've got an option for you at Allen Community Ice Rink.

Our goal is to develop your hockey game with a rounded approach that includes skate skill building, stick-time practice, and participation with a team in one of our leagues. Learn more about league options below.

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Stray Animal Intake List

Animal Services staff during Clear the Shelters 2020

Call us at 214.509.4378 for more information on a specific animal. Proof of ownership is required before an animal is released to a claimant.

We understand our breed descriptions will not always match the breed description from a pet owner. If you do not s...

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Animal Services - Stray Animal Intake List

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

City Council recognizes Parks and Recreation Month

Text: Greetings from your Parks & Rec - Discover Life in Allen!

July is National Parks and Recreation Month! Allen City Council celebrated with a proclamation at the July 13 Council meeting.

During the presentation, Mayor Fulk praised the outstanding effort and creativity by Allen Parks and Recreation staff to bring fu...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Families of Allen service members honored with Blue Star Flags

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Mayor Fulk presented Blue Star Flags to four Allen families of military service members deployed across the world.

The Blue Star Program was created by Allen City Council in 2005 to honor military service personnel and the Allen families they leave behind ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

City employees receive Shining Star lifesaving awards

Stacy Adams and Jamie Gross pictured with Mayor Fulk and Allen Parks and Recreation staff

At the July 13 Council meeting, two City employees received Shining Star awards for their heroic efforts in saving the lives of two children.

Mayor Fulk presented the awards in the presence of Allen Parks and Recreation leadership and about a dozen City li...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Downtown Steering Committee begins work on a new vision and plan for Downtown Allen

brick storefront in downtown Allen

The Downtown Steering Committee appointed by Mayor Ken Fulk and Allen City Council last month kicked off their work on June 30 to develop a vision and plan that will revitalize the heart of Allen. The plan of work will include research, community feedback...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Discover LIFE in Allen this July

Discover all Allen Parks and Recreation has to offer with limited-time membership deals, referral offers, special events and more!

City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Serve your city: Join a board, commission or committee

Boards and commissions volunteers pictured together at a City event

City boards, commissions and committees are ways for residents to participate in local government by shaping public policy and recommending local legislation. In Allen, members of these appointed groups advise City Council on a variety of topics including...

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Posted on: May 31, 2021

Allen COVID-19 Weekly Snapshot: May 24-30

15 Allen residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Allen averaged 2 new cases per day during the week of May 24-30.

Total Confirmed Cases6,830 Allen residents have experienced a confirmed case of COVID-19 as of May 30. There have been 75,334 confir...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Q: Can you name two of the oldest family businesses in Downtown Allen?

Portion of the original map of Allen in black and white

Not only do these businesses have charm - they're trademark pieces of Allen's downtown history!

Nestled in the heart of downtown Allen, Rodenbaugh’s has been a mainstay of the Allen business community for more than 55 years. Rodenbaugh’s opened in 1962 when the city population barely exceeded 500 people, and is considered the old...

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Downtown Trivia
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Q: What name does the City of Allen use to define the downtown area for zoning purposes?

Screenshot of Downtown Allen area shaded on a map

You can view the area and surrounding properties on our interactive map.

The current Downtown Allen area is designated as the Central Business District, or CBD, in the City of Allen Comprehensive Plan. View the map and explore the properties that comprise this area.

The Downtown Steering Committee is including this area in thei...

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Downtown Trivia
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Q: When was the first original map of the Town of Allen filed?

Portion of the original map of Allen in black and white

BONUS: Can you also name the person who platted the map?

Theodore Kosse, Chief Engineer for the Houston and Texas Central Railway, plotted the first map for the town of Allen in 1876. The town was named for Ebenezer Allen, a former attorney general of Texas and promoter of the railroad. Kosse also worked on the...

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Downtown Trivia

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Pillar Commercial acquires One Bethany East

five-story glass-walled office building at sunset

Pillar Commercial and Hall Capital have acquired One Bethany East, the first Class A office building located in the Watters Creek District.  The five-story 120,000 SF office building is home to anchor Credit Union of Texas, Boss Fight Entertainme...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Class A office space, entertainment venue planned for "The Farm"

Artist rendering of an urban development with offices, shops and boardwalk-style restaurants

Allen-based developer JaRyCo started construction on The Farm in Allen, a 135-acre mixed-use project at the southeast corner of Sam Rayburn Tollway (SH 121) and Alma Drive. Work will begin with the developer's $25 million infrastructure package, ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Allen Tech Hub ready to deliver

rendering of Allen Tech Hub, a 4-story freestanding office building

105,000 square feet of new office space is underway in Allen and set to deliver in April 2022. Heady Investments broke ground on its four-story Allen Tech Hub project, located on the south end of Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm. Building amenities will i...

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Economic Development

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Summer safety reminders for grilling and outdoor activities

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Summer activities are here! Whether you’re grilling, camping or exploring the great outdoors, stay prepared by knowing standard safety guidelines. Remember to call 911 for all emergencies. Allen's non-emergency dispatch number is 214.50...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Life safety and fire safety resources from NFPA

Safety and preparedness are important topics for the entire family. Browse a library full of educational tools and tips from National Fire Protection Association.

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Summer Reading Club 2021

Summer Reading Club 2021 Tails & Tales

It's that time again!  Summer Reading Club begins Monday, May 24 through READsquared!  Earn points by logging your minutes read or book titles read.  Please visit www.AllenLibrary.org/SummerReading for specific reading program r...

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Library News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Digital Comics now available!

ComicsPlus powered by Library Pass

On Monday, July 19, Allen Public Library will begin offering digital comics through ComicsPlus, powered by Library Pass.  ComicsPlus offers thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga for kids, teens, and adults.  You can acce...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Allen's hosting a scavenger hunt! Get in NOW!

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Ready, set, DISCOVER! Embark on a mission-based scavenger hunt to explore special spots in Allen. Join this free activity yourself or with a small team. Allen Adventure Hunt takes place through 5 p.m. July 31.

The mission is simple: earn points by completi...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Discover LIFE in Allen this July

Text: Greetings from your Parks & Rec - Discover Life in Allen!

Discover all Allen Parks and Recreation has to offer with limited-time membership deals, referral offers, special events and more! 

Membership Packages Sign up for a new membership at any Allen Parks and Recreation facility and before Jul...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Fri-YAY events at Ford Pool - all summer!

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Ford Pool is open for summer 2021! During new Fri-YAY theme nights, earn rewards for spending your Friday nights having fun at Ford.

For every five events you attend, you'll earn five swim admissions to Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium for use September through D...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Figure Skating Classes through August 6

Young woman figure skating at Allen Community Ice Rink

Through August 6, you can register for a variety of classes at Allen Community Ice Rink from Monday through Friday. Choose from classes such as Power Staking, Master Edges, Creative Skating, Jumps & Spins, and Footwork & Turns. Additional freestyl...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Migratory bird nesting mitigation efforts

Allen Parks and Recreation has begun preventive measures, including surveillance of dense tree canopies and periodic noisemaking deterrents, to discourage migratory bird settlement at Celebration Park and Stacy Ridge Park.

If cattle egrets or night herons ...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Prize Package Drawing for new or extended members through July

To make Discovering LIFE in Allen even more worth it, we’re hosting four incredible prize package drawings to our new and extended members throughout July. During sign up, select ONE of the following prizes to be entered into the drawing.

Thank y...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Challenge of the Year

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Establish consistency and a healthy routine during Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium’s 2021 Challenge of the Year! 

To participate in the Check In Challenge, complete at least 30 minutes of exercise three times a week for 40 weeks. Work outs can be comple...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Cricket Field at Spirit Park

Cricket field under construction at Spirit Park

Allen’s cricket field is now open at Spirit Park. Congrats to our cricket players and fans—you now have a new home pitch!

The design team contracted to build the pitch used a border and synthetic turf, which is a modern trend designed t...

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Parks and Trails Projects
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Playground Shade Structures

Bethany Lakes Park shade structures

During 2020-2021, four new shade structures were installed over Allen playgrounds. The installations begin a five-year shade structure plan for City parks.

Plan a play date and beat the heat under the new shade at Bethany Lakes Park, Greenville He...

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Parks and Trails Projects
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Trail Wayfinding Markers

Members of Allen Parks and Recreation Department and Allen Parks Foundation hold new wayfinding plac

Find your way around Allen trails with new monuments and wayfinding signs. Installation of the 22 placards and monuments began February 2021.

For four years, Allen Parks Foundation worked in conjunction with Allen Parks and Recreation to develop a master p...

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Parks and Trails Projects

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Allen Police arrest man for fleeing accident, evading officers

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Allen Police took a 32-year-old man into custody after a chase that ended in a residential neighborhood near Alma Drive and Rainforest Lane in Allen.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, Allen Police received a 9-1-1 call from a motorist travel...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Allen PD staff recognized at annual awards ceremony

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Allen Police Department held its annual Employee Awards Ceremony on July 14 to recognize the accomplishments of the men and women in the department. During the event, both sworn and non-sworn employees were recognized for their personal and professional a...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Join our force - now offering lateral entry!

We're one of the few departments in Dallas Fort-Worth with a lateral entry program for officers with prior experience.

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Urban wildlife in Allen

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Bobcats, coyotes and other urban wildlife are present throughout North Texas, including here in Allen. However, seeing these animals in your neighborhood can be unnerving. Read on for the top questions about urban wildlife, including ways to protect your ...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Cultural programming goes virtual at Allen Public Library

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MAY 14, 2021 -  Allen Public Library brought treasured cultural programming to residents in a new way during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When live programs in the Civic Auditorium were interrupted, On Stage @ APL offered virtual concerts, author discus...

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Strategic Plan | Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Community
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Allen adopts diversity, equity and inclusion policy

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APRIL 16, 2021 - A new committee formed by Allen City Council will spend the next several months exploring ways to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in Allen.

During the April 13 meeting, Allen City Council voted unanimously to adopt...

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Strategic Plan | Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Community

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

VIDEO: Vactor trucks, grease traps, water tests – oh my!

Two men in reflective safety vests with text that reads "Allen at Work"

MAY 21, 2021 - The City of Allen celebrated Public Works Week by highlighting three crews who protect Allen’s waterways, pipes and drinking water. Get to know these valued employees in a new series, Allen at Work.

Vactor Truck | Jason Helmick and ...

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Strategic Plan | High-Performing Team, Resident-Focused Services
Posted on: May 14, 2021

VIDEO: 2020 Excellence in PRIDE Winners announced

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APRIL 16, 2021 - Five City employees were honored for their exceptional service in Allen's annual appreciation awards.

  • Silvana Best, Special Events Coordinator (Allen Parks & Recreation)
  • Johnny San Martin, Building Maintenance (Communi...
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Posted on: May 14, 2021

VIDEO: Allen Fire Department administers final COVID-19 shot

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MAY 6, 2021 - Allen Fire Department ended COVID-19 vaccine hub operations after vaccinating more than 50,000 individuals and administering nearly 100,000 shots. The drive-through vaccine site at Eagle Stadium began operation in late January to he...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Allen Police Department recaps first year using SPIDRTech software

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FEBRUARY 25, 2021 - Allen Police Department (APD) gave its first-year review of SPIDRTech, a new software that enhances communication between Allen Police Department and the people they serve.

Deputy Chief Ken Myers presented the review to City Co...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Allen Tech Hub ready to deliver

rendering of Allen Tech Hub, a 4-story freestanding office building

JUNE 1, 2021 - 105,000 square feet of new office space is underway in Allen and set to deliver in April 2022. Heady Investments broke ground on its four-story Allen Tech Hub project, located on the south end of Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm. Building a...

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Strategic Plan | Lively Destinations and Successful Commercial Centers
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Class A office space, entertainment venue planned for "The Farm"

Artist rendering of an urban development with offices, shops and boardwalk-style restaurants

JUNE 1, 2021 - Allen-based developer JaRyCo started construction on The Farm in Allen, a 135-acre mixed-use project at the southeast corner of Sam Rayburn Tollway (SH 121) and Alma Drive. Work will begin with the developer's $25 million infrastru...

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Strategic Plan | Lively Destinations and Successful Commercial Centers
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Pillar Commercial acquires One Bethany East

five-story glass-walled office building at sunset

JUNE 1, 2021 - Pillar Commercial and Hall Capital have acquired One Bethany East, the first Class A office building located in the Watters Creek District.  The five-story 120,000 SF office building is home to anchor Credit Union of Texas, Boss Fi...

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Strategic Plan | Lively Destinations and Successful Commercial Centers
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Construction begins on "The Farm in Allen"

7 men in suits hold shovels at groundbreaking ceremony

Source: JaRyCo Development

APRIL 7, 2021 - Allen-based developer JaRyCo has started construction on The Farm in Allen, a 135-acre mixed use project at the southeast corner of Sam Rayburn Tollway and Alma Drive in Allen, Texas. Work will begin with the deve...

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Strategic Plan | Lively Destinations and Successful Commercial Centers
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Allen Event Center plans upgrades, repairs

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MAY 13, 2021 - Money-saving upgrades, audiovisual improvements and cosmetic repairs will soon begin at Allen Event Center.

New AV upgrades coming to Allen Event CenterAllen Event Center will soon begin upgrading audiovisual equipment at t...

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Strategic Plan | Lively Destinations and Successful Commercial Centers

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

New renderings of Terrell Recreation Center revealed

Artist rendering of modern recreation facility with glass rotunda and wide welcome deck

OCTOBER 15, 2020 - Allen Parks & Recreation is sharing a glimpse inside the future Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center.

Parks & Recreation Director Kate Meacham revealed new interior renderings from BRS Architects during the October 13 Ci...

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Strategic Plan | Safe, Livable Community
Posted on: April 29, 2021

VIDEO: Allen City Television debuts "Project LIFE"

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APRIL 29, 2021 - A new, monthly video series highlights projects and updates from Allen's Parks and Recreation Department.

In this month's episode of Project LIFE, learn about:

  • Ridgeview Trail project
  • New cricket pitch
  • Spirit Park
  • Weed sprayi...
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Strategic Plan | Safe, Livable Community
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Find your way with new trail signs!

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FEBRUARY 3, 2021 - Allen Parks Foundation unboxed 22 new trail signs to be placed at trail intersections this month. The 6-foot monuments and wayfinding sign placards are planned at every trail intersection. They designate major trail names with color cod...

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Strategic Plan | Safe, Livable Community
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Allen named #2 safest large city in Texas

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DECEMBER 14, 2020 - New rankings from AdvisorSmith examined crime reports published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to understand which cities in Texas have the lowest levels of reported crime on a per capita basis.

Allen was one of 39 larg...

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Strategic Plan | Safe, Livable Community
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Architect selected for Allen Public Library expansion

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APRIL 15, 2021 - The design process will soon begin for Allen Public Library’s much-anticipated expansion.

Allen City Council approved an architectural contract with Hidell and Associates Architects, Inc. at the April 13 council meeting....

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Strategic Plan | Safe, Livable Community

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Stable economy, strong management earns Allen highest possible bond rating

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 A stable economy, strong fiscal management and above-average resident incomes helped the City of Allen maintain the best possible bond ratings from both Moody’s Investor Services and S&P Global Ratings. 

For municipalities, the pract...

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Strategic Plan | Sound Finances & Government Transparency
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Purchasing process saves Allen $9.6 million

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MARCH 29, 2021 - For the twentieth consecutive year, the City of Allen has earned top marks for its efforts to save money and make ethical choices in its purchasing processes.

The Purchasing Division is responsible for acquiring goods and services...

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Strategic Plan | Sound Finances & Government Transparency
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Allen wins prestigious government finance award

Allen City Hall

MARCH 31, 2021 - The City of Allen has continued its winning streak, earning a prestigious national finance award for the 21st year in a row. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the city with the Certificate of Achievement in Excell...

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Strategic Plan | Sound Finances & Government Transparency
Posted on: May 14, 2021

New Chief Financial Officer hired

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APRIL 29, 2021 - The City of Allen has hired Pete Phillis, an accomplished financial manager with more than 28 years of experience, to lead the City’s finance department. Phillis has extensive experience in local government, including a long tenure in the...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Serve your city: Join a board, commission or committee

Boards and commissions volunteers pictured together at a City event

City boards, commissions and committees are ways for residents to participate in local government by shaping public policy and recommending local legislation. In Allen, members of these appointed groups advise City Council on a variety of topics including...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Senior discount available for residential trash service

The City of Allen offers a 20% discount for residential trash services for customers who are 65 years of age or older. Learn more. 

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Utility Billing

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Youth Leagues: Get on the Ice!

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Playing in leagues not only improves skating and teaches team skills, it can build a life-long love of the game. No matter the skating level, we've got an options at Allen Community Ice Rink!

Youth Leagues: Get on the Ice!

Allen Community Ice Rink hosts hockey leagues for children ages 4 through 12.

Our goal is to develop your hockey game with a rounded approach that includes skate skill building, stick-time practice, and participation with a te...

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