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​​​County Wins Five NACIO Awards for Excellence in Communication

9/6/2022
The National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO), an affiliate of the National Association of Counties (NACo) with members from more than 3,000 counties, parishes, and boroughs across the United States, hosts its annual Awards of Excellence to recognize excellence in public information and community outreach efforts by local governments in a variety of categories including: Annual Reports, Brochures, Multiple-Page Booklets, Publications, Writing, Graphic Design, Photography, Audiovisual Productions, Special Projects, and Computer Media. 

Once again, Mecklenburg County has topped the nation when it comes to the quality of its public information and public education outreach campaigns, winning five NACIO Awards of Excellence in the 2022 competition. Here are the winners in each category: 

 3 Superior/Best in Class Awards 

  • Connecting on LinkedIn, Social Media Category 
  • Employee News Now Revamp, Internal Publications Category 
  • Mask On!, Public Education Campaign or Event Category 

 
1 Excellence Award 

  • Taking Over Instagram with Stories, Social Media Category 

 
1 Meritorious Award 

  • Mecklenburg County Board Bulletin, Email Newsletter Category 


 The awards were presented virtually following the NACo Annual Conference in Adams County, Colorado in July.  

As an active affiliate of NACo, NACIO works to promote the value of professional PIOs and communicators to county governments. NACIO members serve as judges for NACo's annual National County Government Month contest, and NACIO experts present highly entertaining workshops on media relations best practices at the NACo Annual and Legislative conferences.