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NACIO recognizes best work of 2019

July 14, 2019

Awards reception celebrates communications!

This was another great year for the NACIO Awards of Excellence.

Thanks to everyone who submitted their work – there are amazing and varied communications projects being done by county communicators across the country!

In total, we had 235 entries from 23 counties and 6 county associations. In total members form 19 states submitted work in this year’s contest.

Here is the complete list of winners – congratulations to all!

Category: Annual Reports

Meritorious
Henrico County Annual Report Fiscal Year 2017-2018, Will Jones, Henrico County, VA

Excellence
Public Affairs Annual Report, Chris Floore, Macon-Bibb County, GA

Superior
Service Driven, Len Keso, Maricopa County AZ                  

Best of Class: Service Driven, Len Keso, Maricopa County, AZ

 

Category: Brochures / One Page

Meritorious
Be Emergency Ready Campaign, Richland County Public Information Office, Richland County, SC        

Meritorious
Montz Progress Report, Public Information Office, St. Charles Parish, LA         

Excellence
TAC Cyber Security Awareness Training Brochure, Kristen Benavides, Texas Association of Counties

Superior
2018 Daily Fair Schedule, Joel Quevillon, El Paso County, CO

             

Brochures / Multi-page

Meritorious
Art Teacher of the Year 2018, Andy Royston, Broward County, FL

Excellence
Official Palm Beach County Hurricane Planning Guide, July 2018 Edition, Claudio Abbascia, Palm Beach County, FL

Superior
New Member Folder, Christie Dutton, Kentucky Association of Counties            

Best of Class: 2018 Daily Fair Schedule, Joel Quevillion, El Paso County, CO    

 

Category: Publications / Internal

Meritorious
Airport Employee Emergency Training program (AEET), Broward County Aviation Department, Broward County, FL           

Excellence
St. James Parish Government Employee Spotlight, Amber E. Shepard, St. James Parish, LA       

Superior
eCountyLine Commemorative Issue, Tamika Bell, Broward County, FL

 

Publications / External

Meritorious
Broward County Library News - November/December 2018, Broward County Library Marketing Team, Broward County, FL      

Excellence
El Paso County PAFR 2018, Joes Quevillon, El Paso County, CO

Excellence
2019 Calendar: Faces of Programs and Services Funded by Tax Dollars, Richland County Public Information Office, Richland County, SC

Superior
Historically Jeffco Magazine, Jefferson County Historical Commission, Jefferson County, CO

Best of Class
Historically Jeffco Magazine, Jefferson County Historical Commission, Jefferson County, CO

 

Category: Writing / News Writing

Meritorious
Greenwood preps for play, Will Jones, Henrico County, VA

Meritorious
Small railroad keeps AirCenter on track, Gerald Hay, Johnson County, KS

Excellence
911 dispatchers take calls from tragic to quirky, Gerald Hay, Johnson County, KS

Superior
Welding sparks learning job skills to change lives, Gerald Hay, Johnson County, KS

 

Writing / Feature Writing or Columns

Meritorious
Collaborative Yolo County Program is Turning Around At-Risk Youth, David Liebler, California State Association of Counties                         

Excellence
Del Norte County's Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program Prepares Communities for Disaster, David Liebler, California State Association of Counties

Superior
Show Respect to Gain Respect, Liz Carmack, Texas Association of Counties

                            

Writing / News Releases

Meritorious
Henrico park named in honor of late Supervisor Richard W. Glover, Will Jones, Henrico County, VA

Excellence
Ho, Ho, Ho. Tis the Season to be Jolly Either by Airplane or Reindeer, Broward County Aviation Department,
Broward County, FL       

Excellence
Highland Springs Historic District added to state, national historic registries, Will Jones, Henrico County, VA            

Superior
Henrico dedicates Elvin Cosby Way to honor employee beginning 73rd year of service, Will Jones, Henrico County, VA

 

Writing / Speeches        

Meritorious
Henrico Horticulture: Turfgrass Care, Geoff Weidele, Henrico County, VA

Excellence
Firefighter Graduation Speech, Tricia Ring Wajda, Monmouth County, NJ

Superior
Data-Driven Decisions, Broward County Libraries Marketing Team, Broward County, FL       

Superior
2018 State of the County Address, Summit County Dept. of Administration and Public Information, Summit County, OH       

Best of Class: Show Respect to Gain Respect, Liz Carmack, Texas Association of Counties            

 

Category Graphic Design / Logos, Themes and Letterhead          

Meritorious
New Loudoun County Wordmark and Graphic Identity, Loudoun County Government, Loudoun County, VA          

Excellence
New Mexico Counties Rebrand Campaign, Susan D. Mayes, New Mexico Counties            

Superior
Skeeter Skoot, St. Lucie County Communications Division & Tourism Office, St. Lucie County, FL

 

Graphic Design / Graphics for Brochures and Publications

Meritorious
Summit County Sheriff Recruitment Card, Summit County Dept. of Administration and Public Information, Summit County, OH       

Excellence
#KYCountiesBuild, Jennifer Burnett, Kentucky Association of Counties             

Superior
Solid Waste Services Change, Chris Floore, Macon-Bibb County, GA

 

Graphic Design / Special Graphics

Meritorious
Park Map, Justin Robert, St. Charles Parish, LA

Meritorious
Annual Planning Forum PowerPoint Presentation, Andy Royston, Broward County, FL

Excellence
Weekend Journey Through the Past, Shelly Kays, Somerset County, NJ

Superior
Recycling Rocky, Anthony DeSeno, Monmouth County, NJ

Best of Class: Recycling Rocky Monmouth County, NJ, Anthony DeSeno, Monmouth County, NJ

 

Category: Photography

Meritorious
Red, White & Lights, Isaac Harrell, Henrico County, VA   

Excellence
Chalk Lit Festival 2018, Meredith Clements and Andy Royston, Broward Cultural Division,  Broward County, FL

Superior
Thomas Fire Burn Area Storm Response Photography, Santa Barbara County Public Works, Santa Barbara County, CA        

 

Best of Class Thomas Fire Burn Area Storm Response Photography, Santa Barbara County Public Works, Santa Barbara County, CA       

 

Category: Audio / Visual Production – One-Time Video Programming

Meritorious
Emergency Dispatch Protocol System Video, Geinseer Ogando, Broward County, FL                      

Meritorious
New Mexico Counties Rebrand Video, Susan D. Mayes, New Mexico Counties            

Meritorious
Bat Week, Geoff Weidele, Henrico County, VA   

Excellence
Desegregation: Stories of Integration of Henrico Public Schools, Steve Boyd, Henrico County, VA

Superior
The Journey - Wastewater Video, Damian FitzSimmons / Braveman Media, Broward County, FL        


Audio / Visual Production – Video Series

Meritorious
Special Edition: Production Review Show, Joe Piccione PBCTV-20, Palm Beach County, FL            

Excellence
She's Tried Every Job, Doug Bear, Carol Mackie & Erina Kong, Kitsap County, WA      

Superior
Penny Surtax Videos, Cindy Malin ,Broward County, FL   

Superior
Inside Henrico Fall 2018 , Steven Dunn, Henrico County, VA

Superior
Recycling Woes, Josh King, Bill Carroll, Albert Spear, Mecklenburg County, NC        

 

Audio/Visual Production – Podcasts

Superior
Hello Creatives, Meredith Clements, Jessie Prugh and Angela, Broward County, FL         

Best of Class: The Journey - Wastewater Video, Damian FitzSimmons / Braveman Media, Broward County, FL

 

Category: Special Projects / Ceremonies or Community Events

Meritorious
Vet Fest, Broward County Libraries Division, Broward County, FL

Excellence
Armistice Day event, Hennepin County, Hennepin County, MN   

Superior
Eppington 250th Anniversary Celebration, Eppington Foundation 250th Anniversary Committee, Chesterfield County, VA       

 

Special Projects / Public Education Campaign

Meritorious
Passport to Broward, Shelly Turetzky, Broward County, FL           

Excellence
Gwinnett Community Outreach, Gwinnett County, Gwinnett County, GA        

Superior
Woolsey Fire Communications Response,Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County, CA       

Best of Class: Woolsey Fire Communications Response, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County, CA

 

Category: Electronic Communications / Websites

Meritorious
Broward County Library Website - Broward.org/Library, Broward County Library Marketing Team, Broward County, FL      

Excellence
The redesign and reimagining of Loudoun.gov, Loudoun County Government, Loudoun County, VA         

Superior
El Paso County Website Redesign, Public Information & Information Technology, El Paso County, CO

Superior
Document the Floods Crowdsource Application, Broward County Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division, Broward County, FL 

 

Best Facebook Page

Meritorious
Facebook.Com/BrowardCountyLibrary - Broward County Library Facebook Page, Broward County Library Marketing Team, Broward County, FL    

Excellence
AAC Facebook, Holland Doran, Association of Arkansas Counties

Excellence
Henrico County Government Facebook Page, Will Jones, Henrico County, VA        

Superior
Broward Arts Facebook, Andy Royston, Meredith Clements, Broward County, FL         

 

Best Twitter Feed

Excellence
AAC Twitter Feed, Holland Doran Association of Arkansas Counties             

Superior
Los Angeles County Twitter feed @Countyof LA, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County, CA

 

Electronic Communications / Email Newsletter to Citizens

Meritorious
NewsFLLash, Broward County Aviation Department,  Broward County, FL          

Excellence
Broward County Library's eNewsletter, Broward County Library Marketing Team, Broward County, FL    

Superior
NDACo Legislative Blog, North Dakota Association of Counties     ND Association of Counties

Best of Class (3)

Best of Class: Los Angeles County Twitter feed @Countyof LA, Los Angeles County, CA, Los Angeles County

Best of Class: El Paso County Website Redesign, Public Information & Information Technology, El Paso County, CO

Best of Class: Document the Floods Crowdsource Application, Broward County Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division, Broward County, FL         

 

2019 BEST OF SHOW: Historically Jeffco Magazine, Jefferson County Historical Commission, Jefferson County, CO