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Broward County Leads the Nation Again
- Public information and community outreach programs lead counties in the National Awards of Excellence competition -
DATE: June 2, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Ric Barrick, Assistant Director
Office of Public Communications

PHONE: 954-357-8541

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County is once again tops in the nation when it comes to its public service campaigns. The County has won 28 awards in the 2015 National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Awards of Excellence competition, more than any other locality in the country.

NACIO, an affiliate of the National Association of Counties with members from more than 3,000 counties, parishes, and boroughs across the United States, holds the annual Awards of Excellence competition to honor the best public information and community outreach efforts by local governments in a variety of categories. Broward County received a total of 28 awards - two Best of Class, five Superior, eleven Excellent, and ten Meritorious.

A complete list of the winning entries, including the name of the County agency that submitted the entry and the winning category follows:

Best of Class
- Cultural Quarterly, Cultural Division, Publications
- Love is Love, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Special Events

- The Big Read - To Kill a Mockingbird brochure, Libraries
- Summer READing Program logo, Libraries
- Ethnotricity Dancers photo, Libraries
- EAP Training, Human Resources
- Greater Fort Lauderdale Office of Film, Music, and Entertainment Guide, Convention and Visitors Bureau

-  2014 Adult Summer READing Guide, Libraries
-  Bookface poster, Libraries
-  Storage Tank Systems Inspections, Environmental Licensing
-  2013 Water Quality Report, Water and Wastewater Services
-  New Courthouse poster, Office of Public Communications
-  Greater Fort Lauderdale Vacation Guide, Convention and Visitors Bureau
-  Broward 100 Press Kit, Cultural
-  Broward 100 at the Block Party, Cultural
-  Headways newsletter, Broward County Transit
-  Integrating Climate Change and Water Supply Planning in Southeast Florida, Environmental Planning and Community Resilience
-  Broward 100 Initiative, Cultural

- WoW Update newsletter, Libraries
- Connections newsletter, Libraries
- Well Being program, Human Resources
- Youth Services web page, Libraries  
CAFR 2014 publication, Office of Public Communications
- Reclaimed Water brochure, Office of Public Communications 
- Convention Center Expansion website, Office of Public Communications
- Creative and Cultural Industries Symposium, Cultural 
- Broward Moments, Cultural 
- Broward 100 Website, Cultural

Now all NACIO members are invited to vote for "Best in Show" entries. Two entries from Broward County are up for this prestigious award.

If you are a member of NACIO and eligible to vote, select here.