Town of Chapel Hill Recognized for Excellence in Public Communications and Engagement

Post Date:04/18/2016 12:33 PM

Left to right: Melanie Miller, Sabrina Oliver,
Catherine Lazorko, Ran Northam (click for full-res)

The Town of Chapel Hill was among 14 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the Ninth Annual NC City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards announced Thursday, April 14, at the Sheraton Chapel Hill. The Town won the following awards: 

The award-winning projects were produced by Communications and Public Affairs Department staff members Catherine Lazorko, communications manager; Melanie Miller, graphic designer; and Ran Northam, communications specialist. Sabrina Oliver is director of Communications and Public Affairs.

Judges for the NC3C Excellence in Communications Awards are government communication professionals from Texas, Colorado and Florida. Each judge has previously won state or national awards. More than 70 entries were received in this year’s contest.

“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 Glenn Hargett. “It was an honor to preside over the program, viewing these exciting demonstrations of work to communicate the stories of the jurisdictions they serve.”

The purpose of NC City & County Communicators is to encourage professional development and networking among local governmental communications professionals. For more information, visit


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