Town of Chapel Hill receives Excellence in Communications Recognition

Post Date:04/15/2019 8:22 AM
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DURHAM, NC – The Town of Chapel Hill was among North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the 12th Annual NC City & County Communicators (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards.

The awards were presented Thursday, April 11, at NC3C’s annual spring conference held in the Durham Convention Center. NC3C received a record 248 contest entries. Judging was conducted by the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO).

The Town of Chapel Hill’s Communications and Public Affairs Department won three first place awards:

  • First Place for Social Media: Best Campaign Use of Social Media - Recurring Events

    Cabin fever kicks in quickly when people are told it’s unsafe to travel. They want to know the condition of roadways and what’s happening out there. Chapel Hill proves that photos and videos are among your most important messages during emergencies. Yes, seeing is believing!

  • First Place for TV, Video & Streaming: One Time Special Programming We all have outstanding employees that put a human face on government services. We can’t all have Anita Hackett, a mechanic for Chapel Hill Transit. She shines in this video. In her words: “If it’s manmade, a woman can fix it.”  View the video:

  • First Place for Printed Publications: Employee Newsletter TOWNtalk, the monthly internal newsletter for Town of Chapel Hill, strives to engage, motivate and inspire more than 700 employees from across the organization. When we share information with and from employees across all departments, we help create a unified employee community. Our issues highlight the core RESPECT values that connect and motivate us.

The purpose of NC3C is to encourage professional development and networking among communications professionals in local governments. More at

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