What is the Sugar Land Way?

The Sugar Land Way is a mindset that has been around since the City's founding.

In its broadest sense, it is a commitment to doing things differently — a cut above — a commitment to bold and thoughtful thinking designed to make life sweeter and more refined for the people and businesses that call Sugar Land home.

Have your own Sugar Land Way story?

The Sugar Land Way happens every day in Sugar Land - whether it's your friendly neighbor who is always spreading cheer to others, a stranger paying it forward in the grocery store line or a public servant going above and beyond the call of duty.

In honor of the City's 60th anniversary on December 29, 2019, the City is launching a formal way for the community to share their Sugar Land Way stories with the broader community. The initiative focuses on celebrating all of the things that make Sugar Land such a unique and special place. Submit your own story to recognize your fellow community members and city staff who exhibit the Sugar Land Way. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/SLWayStory 
  2. Click on "Share Your Sugar Land Way Story"
  3. Fill in the details and submit the form

We'll be sharing some of the submitted Sugar Land Way stories on our social media channels, so be sure to follow us! You can also follow #SugarLandWay on your favorite social media network. 

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Below are a few of the many #SugarLandWay stories we have shared so far. Click each photo to learn more!

Public Works Employee Saves Ducklings
311 Contact Center
Sugar Land City Hall

A Cut Above

Amador Gutierrez, a Public Works employee, went above the call of duty by rescuing five ducklings who had fallen into a culvert in the Colony Bend neighborhood. Amador discovered them when making the rounds to check storm drains for debris after heavy rains in May 2019. Colony Bend resident Kerry Campbell captured the rescue.

Bold and Thoughtful Thinking

The City's 311 Contact Center is a finalist for the 2019 Government Experience Award. The award recognizes achievement and best practices that are radically improving the government experience and pushing the boundaries of how resident services are delivered.

Doing Things Differently

Sugar Land City Council expressed a re-commitment to the "Sugar Land Way" during its annual spring planning session, a day-long workshop where they formalized strategies to ensure the continuance of the "Sugar Land Way" as the city approaches its 60th anniversary.