Kannapolis receives NC Excellence in Communications award

Published 12:05 am Friday, May 31, 2024

KANNAPOLIS — Kannapolis was among 24 North Carolina jurisdictions to earn recognition in the North Carolina City & County Communicators (NC3C) 2024 Excellence in Communications Awards. Kannapolis won three first place and two second place awards in the following categories: crisis communications, citizen participation, most creative with least dollars spent, social media campaign and graphic design.

The awards were announced during NC3C’s annual conference in Concord. More than 175 award program entries from North Carolina were judged by professional communications peers from the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators.

“To win an award within our community of exceptional communicators is truly a remarkable achievement,” NC3C President Kaisha Brown said. “Each submission is a testament to the dedication and excellence of city and county professionals. On behalf of the NC3C board, I extend a sincere congratulations to those who work to engage and connect with their communities through creative and impactful ways.”

Four of the awards received by Kannapolis were for the “Name the Truck Campaign” that took place in the summer of 2023. The truck campaign involved enlisting elementary school children to name the city’s street sweepers and leaf collection vehicles. First place awards were presented for most creative campaign with least dollars spent and best citizen participation. Second place awards were presented for the best social media campaign and best in graphic design.

Kannapolis was also presented with the first-place award in the category of crisis communication. That award was based on the quick communication tactics of the Kannapolis communications, fire, planning, economic and community development departments during the Tiffany Drive Flooding in June of 2023.