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Kannapolis receives two awards

KANNAPOLIS — The city of Kannapolis has received two awards for excellence in financial reporting and communications.

On Monday, the city was presented with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

The honor recognizes the city’s annual financial report for transparency and commitment to communication. It is the highest form of recognition in the area of government accounting and financial reporting. This is the 25th consecutive year Kannapolis has received the award.

The city was also among 22 North Carolina local governments to earn recognition in the N.C. City and County Communicators’ Excellence in Communications Awards.

Awards were presented April 6 at the organization’s annual spring conference in Charlotte. Categories included television and videos, communication technology, special events, printed publications, community participation and marketing tools.

Kannapolis received a second-place award for its “city facilities guides,” which are designed to showcase rentable city facilities.

“The guides are tools for one of our economic development initiatives,” said Annette Privette Keller, the city’s director of communications. “The goal is to recruit businesses and people to hold their events in our city facilities — such as the Laureate Center meeting space in our new City Hall — thus producing hotel occupancy taxes and revenues for our shops and restaurants.”

Award judges included government communication professionals from Kansas, Arizona, Texas, Michigan, Maryland and Oregon. Each judge has previously won state or national awards.

The organization’s purpose is to encourage professional development and networking among local governmental communications professionals.

 

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