Office of Communication Wins State Honors

The Office of Communication won a First Place TAMI Award for a special publication that highlighted the top issues to watch in 2008.

The division also won two second place Silver Circle Awards for the Mayor’s Youth Commission web site and Clean Air Campaign. Arlington competed with Texas cities with populations over 100,000.

The awards were presented June 13 in San Antonio during the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers Annual Conference.

Pictured above: The winning OOC Team consisted of everyone from writers and copy editors to photographers and design artists.

About the Projects:

“Eight City Issues 2 Watch in 2008” – Winner of TAMI First Place Award
Instead of a traditional annual report to recap 2007, the Office of Communication took a bold look ahead to 2008 in this special print publication that was launched on the City’s web site, in the Star-Telegram newspaper and on the COA Intranet. The editor was Cheryel Carpenter.

Mayor’s Youth Commission Web Site – Winner of Silver Circle Award 
Today’s teens stay connected through technology. The Office of Communication worked with the Mayor’s Youth Commission to develop a web site that serves as a voice for young Arlington.

Clean Air Campaign – Winner of Silver Circle Award
With a $100,000 donation from Republic Waste Services, Inc., the Office of Communication developed “What is Your Clean Air IQ?” public education campaign, which included brochures, air quality tester kits, web site, brochure stands, newspaper and radio spots. Also included a partnership with the Parks at Arlington Mall. The project coordinator was Michelle Rice.