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Housing Partners with UNC School of Social Work

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student Alex Lombardi had an aha moment shortly after she began working as an intern for the Housing Department.

Public housing neighborhoods in Chapel Hill are surrounded by student housing. But the communities and residents don’t really mix.

“In Chapel Hill, public housing is so well integrated, that many students are unaware,” she said. “When you’re a student you’re in a sort of bubble.”

Now Lombardi wants to get to know her neighbors – and it’s because of where she works. She is the first student from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work in a new field instruction course based at the Town of Chapel Hill Housing Department.

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Town Wins National Communications Award from 3CMA

Post Date:09/29/2017 3:50 PM
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The Town of Chapel Hill was honored with a national award recognizing excellence in communications by the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA).

The award of excellence was presented at 3CMA's Savvy Awards event on Sept. 7, which was held in conjunction with its national annual conference in Anaheim, Calif. The awards recognize the communications and outreach efforts of local governments throughout the United States.

The award was given in the Most Innovative category for the “Communications Dashboard,” which provides a mix of analytics on the performance of Town communication channels. It was created by the Communications and Public Affairs Department’s Ran Northam, a communications specialist for community safety.

3CMA received 698 awards entries this year across 38 categories. 3CMA is the nation's premiere network of local government communicators. The organization was founded in 1988 on the philosophy that communications and marketing are essential to helping governments engage and build stronger relationships with their residents.

For more information, contact Communications Manager Catherine Lazorko at 919-969-5055 or clazorko@townofchapelhill.org

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