Town Earns Excellence in Communications Awards
The Town of Davidson was recently awarded two Excellence in Communications Awards from the North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers (NCAGIO). A nonprofit organization with professional members from across the state of North Carolina, NCAGIO hosts a popular annual conference each year and solicits nominations in a variety of categories to celebrate the great work done in government communications in North Carolina.
With just under 50 nominations received this year, the Town of Davidson took home third place in the Graphics category for the FY2020-21 Proposed Budget Snapshot and first place in the Social Media Campaign/Project category for the Public Facilities #TBT information sharing social media campaign the town did in advance of the 2019 election.
An independent panel of jurors remarked of the budget snapshot graphic that “this infographic provides a nice example of taking a complex topic and making it approachable for the public. At a time when a lot of meetings and events are happening virtually, Davidson’s budget snapshot provides an inviting way…to learn about the proposal and the opportunity to provide feedback.” Of the winning social media campaign, jurors commented it “was very appealing as it used a commonly understood ‘trendy’ hashtag (#tbt) to educate the public about the proposed referendum using historic pictures from the town to pique the viewer’s interest.”
You can see the full list of winners from across North Carolina here.
“I’m thrilled to have accepted these awards on behalf of the Town of Davidson,” said Communications Director Amanda Preston. “Even as a small town, we have a LOT going on, and town staff work hard to be able to provide constant, clear and transparent communication to the community. It’s wonderful that our work has been recognized in this way.”
Town Manager Jamie Justice notes, “open communication is key for Davidson. The board of commissioners has made it clear that dependable and effective communication coming from the town is a priority, and the citizens have asked for this as well. It’s a testament to our whole community that we earned these honors, and I couldn’t be prouder.”