Friday, January 4, 2013

NAGC's Communicator of the Year Nominations

Do you know an outstanding government communicator? A public servant or organization that set an example for others in 2012?

Each year, the National Association of Government Communicators recognizes a government communicator who has exemplified the best or most innovative communications practices and helped instill public trust by effectively presenting accurate, timely and meaningful information, sometimes under exceptional circumstances.

NAGC is now accepting nominations for its “Communicator of the Year” award. The deadline for entering a nomination is January 11, 2013 and the winner will be honored at NAGC’s 2013 Communications School in Arlington, VA, April 16-19.

Past winners include:

·         Judy Gish, Public Information Officer for the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) District 7, who coordinated communications for the “Carmeggedon” closing of I-405 in Los Angeles during a mid-July weekend.

·         U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen (Ret.), National Incident Commander during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

·         Linda Wilson, I-64 Community Relations Manager, Missouri Department of Transportation, for handling the closing down of a major interstate highway to 2.5 million residents of a metropolitan region to replace 10 miles of Interstate 64 in St. Louis.

·         David Walker, former Comptroller General of the United States, for sounding the warning about government finances.

·         Max Mayfield, Director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida

More details about the NAGC Communicator of the Year, eligibility requirements and nomination instruction here. Who do you think deserves mention as the "best of the best" for 2012?  Submit your nomination today!

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