City of Salisbury receives Excellence in Communications recognition

Published 8:27 pm Wednesday, May 9, 2018

NEW BERN —  The city of Salisbury was among 23 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the 11th North Carolina City and County Communicators’ Excellence in Communications Awards.

Salisbury won four awards — one first-place and three second-place awards.

The awards were presented April 19 at the group’s annual spring conference in New Bern.

A total of 178 entries were received, with many categories having the winners determined by one or two points.

“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 group President Catherine Lazorko. “It was an honor to preside over the program, viewing these exciting demonstrations of work to communicate the stories of the jurisdictions they serve.”

Salisbury won first place for its external newsletter, second place for its TV/video coverage of government meetings, second place for its website, and second place for citizen participation with its Community Engagement Fridays program.

Judges for the Excellence in Communications Awards were government communication professionals from Texas.

The North Carolina City & County Communicators encourages professional development and networking among local government communications professionals.

The organization was formed in March 2007 and has members across the state.

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