July 19, 2002
MECKLENBURG COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE AND INFORMATION DEPARTMENT
WINS NATIONAL AWARDS
Charlotte, NC—According to a national panel of judges, Mecklenburg County produces some of the best public information materials in the country.
The National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) recently announced that Mecklenburg County's Public Service and Information Department won seven awards out of 10 items in a variety of formats entered in the 2002 Awards of Excellence competition.
Nationally, there were 540 contest entries this year including dozens of counties, state associations and assorted other government entities. Only Hennepin County (Minneapolis) with 14, Broward County (Ft.Lauderdale) with 13, and Orange County (Orlando) with 8, had more awards than Mecklenburg.
Mecklenburg County won in the following categories: Internal Publications, Magazine Format:
Meritorious award to Outlook; Internal Publications, Other Formats:
Superior award to Outlook Calendar; External Publications, Magazine format:
Meritorious award to Keys to the County; Writing, News Releases:
itorious award for Sugar Creek Agreement; Audio Visual Productions, Public Service Announcements
: Excellent award for Park and Recreation PSA; Special Projects, Citizen Education Projects:
Meritorious award for Business Recycling Ordinance; Special Projects, Media Relations:
Meritorious award for Holiday Recycling.
The National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO), founded in 1966, is a growing organization with several hundred members. It is an affiliate of the National Association of Counties (NACo). NACIO strives to create a better understanding of the duties of county government and to improve the communication skills of NACIO members and all other county officials.