Communication and Marketing Processes

Plans - Three Judging Categories

  • Communications and/or Marketing Plans (Plans to explain policies, programs, services or products.)
  • Crisis Communications Plans (Plans to respond to a crisis.)
  • Community Engagement Plans (Plans to work with or seek feedback from the community on a topic.)

Community Visioning or Branding

Programs for promoting deliberations among diverse community interests in order to guide a community decision on future direction and vision.

Go Green Communication Program Efforts

Programs encouraging energy conservation, waste reduction/recycling, and resource efficiencies. (Such as: Energy Conservation Practices, Waste Reduction/Recycling, Water Conservation)

Most Creative Activity with Least Dollars Spent

Programs and materials that generate big impact with few resources expended.

Most Innovative Communications

Recognizes a local government communications activity that pushes the limits of innovation or technology to reach an intended audience.

Resident Participation

Programs for involving residents in community decision making on specific issues and projects