Town of Chapel Hill receives Excellence in Communications Recognition

Post Date:04/24/2018 11:04 AM

New Bern, NC – The Town of Chapel Hill was among 23 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the 11th North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards. The Town of Chapel Hill won five awards; four first place, and one second place awards.

The awards were presented Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the NC3C’s annual Spring Conference in New Bern. NC3C received a record 178 contest entries with many categories having the winners determined by one or two points.

“Our organization is full of city and county government communicators who are excellent at what they do. They are innovative, creative, passionate, and dedicated, and that shows in their work,” said NC3C President and Town of Chapel Hill Communications Manager Catherine Lazorko. “It was an honor to preside over the program, viewing these exciting demonstrations of work to communicate the stories of the jurisdictions they serve.”

Town of Chapel Hill Results

  • First Place: Marketing Tools-Direct Mail or Print Advertising
  • First Place: Social Media-Best Campaign Use of Social Media - Special Event
  • First Place: Communication or Marketing Plans
  • First Place: Most Creative with Least Dollars Spent
  • Second Place: Crisis Communicaitons

Judges for the NC3C Excellence in Communications Awards were government communication professionals from Texas.

The purpose of North Carolina City & County Communicators is to encourage professional development and networking among local governmental communications professionals. The organization was formed in March 2007 and is made up of government professional communicators from around the state. For more information about NC3C, visit the website,


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