The city of Rocky Mount was among North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the Tenth North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards. The city won two awards. The awards were presented Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the NC3C’s annual Spring Conference in Charlotte, during which the organization celebrated 10 years of existence. More than 133 entries were received.
“Our organization is full of city and county government communicators who are excellent at what they do. They are innovative, creative, passionate and dedicated, and that shows in their work,” said NC3C President Glenn Hargett. “It was an honor to preside over the program, viewing these exciting demonstrations of work to communicate the stories of the jurisdictions they serve.”
Categories included TV & Videos, Communication Technology, Special Events, Printed Publications, Most Creative Project for the Least Amount of Funds, Citizen Participation and Marketing Tools.
The city of Rocky Mount received second place awards for the employee magazine, Talk of the Town, and the external newsletter, Your Energy Connection Newsletter. Talk of the Town highlights the city’s employees, upcoming events and initiatives. Your Energy Connection Newsletter is a monthly newsletter distributed to the city’s residential and commercial utility customers. Topics include safety, energy efficiency, city programs and special events.
Judges for the NC3C Excellence in Communications Awards were government communication professionals from Kansas, Arizona, Texas, Michigan, Maryland and Oregon. Each judge has previously won state or national awards.
The purpose of the North Carolina City & County Communicators is to encourage professional development and networking among local government communications professionals. The organization was formed in March 2007 and is made up of government professional communicators from around the state. For more information about NC3C, visit the website, www.nc3c.com.