By Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer, Queen Creek
The Town of Queen Creek’s communication efforts were recently honored with three awards at the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Phoenix annual awards ceremony and received five awards at the City-County Communications & Marketing Association’s (3CMA) annual SAVVY Awards.
The Communications and Marketing division received PRSA Phoenix Chapter’s 2019 Team of the Year award, recognizing a non-agency communications team for their accomplishments throughout the year. The team also received two awards of merit, one for the Town’s Better Roads Ahead video which was honored in the reputation management category, and the infrastructure improvement plan brochure which was honored in the brochure category.
The Town’s General Plan Update, approved by voters in May 2018, received a 3CMA Silver Circle in the Government Service Delivery/Community Issue category and an Award of Excellence in the Resident Participation category. The Better Roads Ahead video received a Silver Circle in the one-time special programming category. The recycling center redesign received an Award of Excellence in the Go Green Communications category and a Savvy, the highest award, in the graphic design category.
“We continue to prioritize communication and engagement with our community,” stated Mayor Gail Barney. “These awards once again demonstrate the fantastic work being done by Town staff. We are very proud, and not surprised, that our Communications and Marketing division received the Communications Team of the Year Award. We are fortunate to have outstanding professionals who continue to find creative ways to interact with the residents, businesses and visitors here in Queen Creek.”
The PRSA Copper Anvil Awards recognize outstanding public relations tactics and campaigns that reflect the highest standards of performance in public relations throughout the state. The 3CMA SAVVY Awards recognize outstanding government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing and citizen-government relationships throughout the nation.
Queen Creek’s Director of Communications, Marketing and Recreation, Marnie Schubert, will serve as president-elect for 3CMA in 2020 and president in 2021. 3CMA is a national organization that strives to connect local government innovators to achieve the highest potential of public service through communications and marketing.