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County Receives Excellence in Communications Recognition

Apr 23, 2018

The Cumberland County Public Information Office was among 23 North Carolina government offices to earn recognition in the North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards.

Cumberland County won four awards, which were presented April 19, at the NC3C’s annual Spring Conference in New Bern. The contest drew 178 entries with many categories having the winners determined by one or two points.

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

Cumberland County Results:

  • Second Place: TV or Video-Instructional Video for “Love Me? Vaccinate Me”
  • Second Place:  Printed Publications-Poster, Flyer, Club Card for “Love Me? Vaccinate Me”
  • Second Place:  Communication Technology-Digital Signage Programming
  • Second Place:  Multi-Platform Campaign for Cumberland ALERTS

“We are proud of our public information team for what they have accomplished and how hard they work to connect with our citizens and share our story,” said County Manager Amy Cannon.

Judges for the NC3C Excellence in Communications Awards were government communication professionals from Texas.

The purpose of North Carolina City & County Communicators is to encourage professional development and networking among local governmental communications professionals. The organization was formed in March 2007 and is made up of government professional communicators from around the state. For more information about NC3C, visit the website,