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Communications and Media - National Awards 2006-2013

The Chesterfield County Department of Communications and Media is proud to have earned these state and national awards. 

"Information to the people is the most legitimate engine of government"
-- Thomas Jefferson

We are proud to have earned these awards, because they demonstrate that we are keeping our citizens well-informed about the workings of their local government. Our goal is to provide citizens with world-class customer service. This includes a family of award-winning information products such as print products, cable broadcasts, video and our Web site.

2013

Chesterfield County Employee Newsletter Named Top Nonprofit Publication 

In 2013, The Chesterfield County employee newsletter, County Comments, was named the top nonprofit internal employee communication  by Ragan Communications’ PR Daily. The electronic magazine format, or e-zine, which shares news about county departments and programs for employees, was redesigned in late 2011 from a print to an electronic format, saving the county more than $9,000 annually. Entries in the competition were received from eight countries, including the United States, Canada and Australia. County Comments is a product of the Chesterfield County Department of Public Affairs.

(8) National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Awards:  

• Superior – Community Events - El Juzatazo
• Superior – Special Projects - Other - Henricus Education Programs Campaign
• Superior – Feature Writing – May is Building Safety Month
• Excellence – Community Events - Drewry's Bluff
• Excellence – Graphics for Brochures and Publications - Mid-Lothian Mines
• Excellence – Feature Writing - Dancing, Romancing and C-Fitness
• Meritorious – ACT Logo
• Meritorious – Graphics for Brochures and Publications - Domestic and Sexual Violence Conference
 


2012 (8)

National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Awards: 

  • Superior Award – Civil War Brochure –
  • Excellent Award – Wings of Freedom – Tour Sends Veteran Pilots, Family Members Soaring
  • Excellent Award – FIRST CHOICE Column in Chesterfield Living Magazine
  • Excellent Award – El Juguetazo
  • Meritorious Award – Parting Shots, County Comments
  • Meritorious Award – Henricus Historical Park Brochure
  • Meritorious Award – First Hispanic National Night Out
  • Meritorious Award – Poster for C-Fit Wellness Week  

2011 – no entries submitted due to budget constraints


2010 (2)

National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Awards: 

  • Superior Award The James River Advisory Council’s Annual Report
  • Excellent Award Logo design and marketing materials for the Chesterfield Employee’s Association’s Canine Carnival  

2009 (7)

National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Awards:  

  • Superior Award – Special Citizen Education Projects – Environmental Management Poster Campaign
  • Excellence Award – County Comments – Excellence
  • Excellence Award – News Writing – “Pay yourself, too — Stay focused on your retirement goal”
  • Excellence Award – Promotional/Persuasive Writing – “Tongue-tied in the age of e-mail”
  • Meritorious Award – Feature Writing – “Making New Friends: Program reaches out to older adults”
  • Meritorious Award – Graphic Design – Citizen Wi-Fi Logo
  • Meritorious Award – Community Events – 2008 Black History Month Meritorious: Spanish Language Information for Latinos  

2008 (7)

NACo Winner - Public Affairs and Parks and Recreation – “America’s 400th Anniversary Community Commemoration” – The county joined more than 170 Virginia communities to commemorate the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown in 1607. Public Affairs and Parks and Recreation staff, along with members of the Heritage Alliance, planned and implemented six signature events, designed permanent exhibits and a Web site, and produced marketing products to educate residents and visitors about the county’s history and historic sites.

National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Awards: 

  • NACIO Best of Class - County Comments Employee Newsletter
  • Superior Award – Graphic Design: Chesterfield 2007 Schedule of Events
  • Excellence Award – Graphic Design: Black History Month
  • Meritorious Award – Annual Report to Citizens
  • Meritorious Award – Writing: "A hero in action"
  • Meritorious Award – Graphic Design: Chesterfield Employment Services Logo

2007 (11)

National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Awards: 

  • NACIO BEST OF CLASS Award – Graphic Design Chesterfield County 2007 brochure
  • Superior Award – Annual Report for 2007
  • Superior Award – County Comments employee newsletter
  • Superior Award – Writing category--article on local government efforts to fight terrorism
  • Excellent Award – Writing category--article on gangs
  • Excellent Award – Writing category--article "Twas the Day After Christmas"
  • Superior Award – Graphic Design--Environmental System Logo
  • Excellent Award – Graphic Design--Recovery Month Health Fair and Festival
  • Superior Award – Photography--The Mason Family
  • Meritorious Award – Photography--Cigarette Butts and Historic 1917 Courthouse
  • Excellent Award – Special Projects, Graphic Design--16th Annual Black History Month print products

2006

National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Awards: 

  • NACIO BEST OF CLASS Award – Chesterfield 2007 brochure
  • Superior Award – Annual Report to Citizens
  • Superior Award – County Comments – Employee Newsletter
  • Superior Award – News Writing – Task force joins federal, state and local authorities in preventing terrorism
  • Superior Award – Quality System Logo
  • Superior Award – Photography – October County Comments Cover
  • Excellent Award – News Writing – Gangs not just a big-city problem
  • Excellent Award – Promotional Writing – “Twas the Day After Christmas”
  • Excellent Award – Recovery Month Health Fair and Festival poster
  • Excellent Award – Black History Month marketing products
  • Meritorious Award – Photography – Cigarette Butts and Historic 1917 Courthouse – cover April County Comments

2005 (23)

National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Awards: 

  • Superior Award – County Comments Employee Newsletter
  • Superior Award – Article - Hispanics gain more space and service day by day
  • Superior Award – Article - Planning success often overshadowed by growing needs
  • Excellent Award – Community Connections Newsletter
  • Excellent Award – Chesterfield County Citizen Newsletter
  • Excellent Award – 2004 Bond-Referendum Campaign
  • Excellent Award – COACH Family Festival Campaign
  • Excellent Award – James River Regional Cleanup Publicity Campaign
  • Excellent Award – Article - Alcohol, family, underage and holidays
  • Excellent Award – Article - Building Communities Anew
  • Excellent Award – Henricus Historical Park/Dutch Gap Conservation Area brochure
  • Excellent Award – SAFE Sports Coaches Handbook
  • Excellent Award – Photography - Christmas Mother brochure
  • Excellent Award – In Focus Logo
  • Meritorious Award – Chesterfield County 2004 Annual Report
  • Meritorious Award – HealthTrak Health Fair Campaign
  • Meritorious Award – James River Parade of Lights Publicity Campaign
  • Meritorious Award – Public Affairs Department Open House
  • Meritorious Award – - Article - First Choice
  • Meritorious - Article - Volunteer Drivers Sought
  • Meritorious Award – Award – - Article - Community Minded Program Prepares Residents to Respond
  • Meritorious Award – - Article -Frequently Asked Questions
  • Meritorious Award – - Chesterfield Partnership for Successful Aging brochure

2004 (25)

  • 2004 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award – Hurricane Isabel: A Communications Case Study
  • 2004 Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) Achievement Award – Hurricane Isabel: A Communications Case Study

National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Awards: 

  • Best of Class/Superior Award – “Ryan Cappelletty – The kind of person you want to be a police officer”
  • Superior Award – Hurricane Isabel Public Information Campaign
  • Superior Award – County Comments Employee Newsletter
  • Superior Award – Chesterfield County Citizen Newsletter Community Weekly
  • Superior Award – James River Regional Cleanup 2003
  • Superior Award – COACH – Coalition for Active Children Logo
  • Superior Award – Chesterfield County Police Department Chaplain Bereavement Folder
  • Superior Award – 2003 Chesterfield County Black History Month Poster Series
  • Superior Award – United Way Campaign 2003 Poster
  • Superior Award – Home Assessment Photo
  • Superior Award – WWII Veteran Warren Branch Photo
  • Superior Award – Information for Hispanics
  • Superior Award – Aging Well
  • Excellent Award – Mini Vacations in June Weekly
  • Meritorious Award – Real Estate Assessments Series Meritorious Award – It’s not just a job – Emergency communications officers reflect on their behind-the-scenes roles
  • Meritorious Award – Community Connection - A Board of Supervisors Newsletter
  • Meritorious Award – Chesterfield County Strategic Plan Booklet
  • Meritorious Award – Safe Logo
  • Meritorious Award – Chesterfield County Historical Society - Spirit Walk Poster Meritorious Award – Chesterfield County Fair 2003
  • Meritorious Award – Chesterfield County Airport Photo
  • Meritorious Award – Career Closet
  • Meritorious Award – Brochures for Food Handling Course

2003 (22)

National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Awards: 

  • Superior Award – Quick Facts Card packet
  • Superior Award – Chesterfield Choice – weekly citizen newsletter
  • Superior Award – News Writing "It’s a safer site – Demolition project improves former school location"
  • Superior Award – Feature Writing "Unselfish act saves the life of friend’s son"
  • Superior Award – Promotional/Persuasive Writing "The Gift of Time"
  • Superior Award – Community Services Board Annual Report
  • Superior Award – Photography - Series of Photographs "Henricus Historical Park"
  • Excellent Award – Feature Writing "Chester House"
  • Excellent Award – County Comments Internal newsletter
  • Excellent Award – Feature Writing "So … You Say You Want A Brochure"
  • Excellent Award – Photography - Single Color or B&W Print "Road to Excellence"
  • Meritorious Award – Feature Writing "Custodial Services, Keeping it clean and safe"
  • Meritorious Award – Promotional/ Persuasive Wring" Prepare now for the golden years"
  • Meritorious Award –"Coming to America"
  • Meritorious Award –Juvenile Drug Court Logo"
  • Meritorious Award –Tenth Annual James River Parade of Lights
  • Meritorious Award – Photography - "Custodial Services, Keeping it clean and safe"
  • Meritorious Award – Photography - "James River Regional Cleanup"
  • Meritorious Award – Photography - "Chesterfield County Annual Report cover"
  • Meritorious Award – Audio Visual Productions Television Shows "Chesterfield Spotlite – Water Quality"
  • Meritorious Award – Community Events "Black History Month"
  • Meritorious Award – Special Projects Citizen Education Projects "Drought Awareness Campaign"

2002 – none submitted due to staff changes


2001 (17)

  • National Association of Government Communicators, NACo, Honorable Mention – “Chesterfield Choice” citizen newsletter
  • National Association of Government Communicators, NAGC – "Chesterfield Choice (weekly citizen newsletter) - Shoestring Budget"

National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Awards: 

  • Superior Award – Chesterfield County Annual Report to Citizens
  • Superior Award – Lucy Corr Marketing Folder
  • Superior Award – Heritage Alliance brochure
  • Superior Award – County Comments, internal newsletter
  • Superior Award – First Choice, Chesterfield Living Magazine article
  • Superior Award – Photograph of Elderly Parents, Chesterfield Choice photo
  • Excellent Award – Chesterfield University, Supervisory Leadership Institute brochure
  • Excellent Award – County Wants to Send Under Age Tobacco Use Up In Smoke, Chesterfield Choice article
  • Excellent Award – Stars Shine in Chesterfield - County Employees with Famous Names, County Comments article
  • Excellent Award – Chesterfield County Fair Logo
  • Excellent Award – Parks and Recreation Winter/Spring 2002 Program Guide
  • Excellent Award – NACIO Meritorious Award for A Playground for Katie and Friends, Chesterfield Choice article
  • Excellent Award – Chesterfield University Logo
  • Excellent Award – Chesterfield Choice, weekly citizen newsletter
  • Excellent Award – Glass Poses Risk to River Visitors, Chesterfield Choice article

2000 (16)

  • National Association of Government Communicators, NACo Award for "HEAT - Help Eliminate Auto Theft" Video
  • City-County Communications and Marketing Association SAVVY Award of Excellence for Best Newsletter - Internal for County Comments
  • City-County Communications and Marketing Association SAVVY Silver Circle Award for Best Marketing Campaign for Chesterfield County’s 250th Anniversary Celebration

National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Awards: 

  • NACIO Best of Class – Internal Publications for County Comments
  • Superior Award – 250th Anniversary Celebration Communication Plan
  • Superior Award – Friends of Chesterfield Riverfront Video
  • Excellent Award – Writing for "Experience History in a New Way with Environment Friendly Plan"
  • Excellent Award – Writing for "Chesterfield County Prepares for Smooth Passage to 2000"
  • Excellent Award – Script Writing for "HEAT - Help Eliminate Auto Theft"
  • Excellent Award – the Strategic Plan Information Campaign
  • Meritorious Award – Photographs for "Celebrating 250 Years of Excellence"
  • Meritorious Award – Chesterfield County Visitors Brochure
  • Meritorious Award – Henricus/Dutch Gap Brochure
  • Meritorious Award – Travel Guide Color Ad
  • Meritorious Award – Writing for "Business Thriving in Walthall Area"
  • Meritorious Award – Chesterfield Choice section of Community Shopper

1999

  • NACIO Excellent for External Publications for Chesterfield Choice
  • NACIO Excellent for News Writing for Chesterfield Monitors Streams to Reduce Pollutants in Runoff
  • NACIO Excellent for Graphic Design for Logos, Themes and Letterheads for the 250th Logo
  • NACIO Excellent for Graphics for Brochures and Other Publications for County Comments
  • NACIO Excellent for Photography for Puppy’s Eye View
  • NACIO Meritorious for News Writing for Protecting Students’ Health
  • NACIO Meritorious for Feature Writing for Public Safety Communications–When Lives Are on the Line
  • NACIO Meritorious for Feature Writing for Police Mentor Is "The Hug Guy"
  • NACIO Meritorious for Feature Writing for So What Do I Get for my Tax Dollar?
  • NACIO Meritorious for Graphic Design for Brochures and Other Publications for the Strategic Plan
  • NACIO Meritorious for Photography for Public Safety: Training for the Future
  • NACIO Meritorious for Photography for Protecting Students’ Health

1998

  • "Silver Circle" Award from the City and County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) for the 1611 Citie of Henricus Brochure
  • 1998 Award of Excellence from 3CMA for the internet site, Chesterfield County Connections
  • National Association of Counties (NACo) Award for "Chesterfield Choice," section of the Community Shopper - This public-private partnership permits the county to distribute information to its citizens at their homes twice monthly at no cost in a shopper.
  • NACo Award for "Chesterfield Spotlite," - Four five-minute interviews each month broadcast several times on COMCAST Cable's CNN Headline News channel provide for distribution of county information.
  • National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) "Best of Show" Award for the 1611 Citie of Henricus brochure
  • NACIO Best of Class Award in photography for the "Weary Fire Fighter"
  • NACIO Best of Class Award in brochures for the 1611 Citie of Henricus brochure
  • NACIO Best of Class Award for graphic design for the 1611 Citie of Henricus brochure
  • NACIO Best of Class Award for internal publications for County Comments
  • NACIO Superior Award for writing for the 1611 Citie of Henricus brochure
  • NACIO Excellence Award in photography for "Swat Training"
  • NACIO Excellence Award in Annual Reports for the 1997 Report to Citizens
  • NACIO Excellence Award in Computer Media for the internet site, Chesterfield County Connections
  • National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) 1st Place Award for the 1611 Citie of Henricus brochure

1997

  • NAGC 3rd Place Award for the 1997 Annual Report to Citizens
  • NAGC Honorable Mention Award for the internet site, Chesterfield County Connections
  • Virginia Municipal League Communications Award for the 1996 Bond Referendum Information Campaign
  • SAVVY Award from City and County Communications and Marketing Association for the 1996 Bond Referendum Information Campaign
  • NACIO Periodicals Award of Excellence for "Chesterfield Choice" section of the Community Shopper
  • NACIO Periodicals Award of Excellence for "County Comments"
  • NACIO Writing Award of Excellence for "Fire Department Team Sifts Through Rubble"
  • NACIO Graphic Design Award of Merit for "Black History Month Promotional Materials"
  • NACIO Photography Superior Award for photo of "A Young Girl on a School Bus" used in the 1996 bond Referendum Information Campaign
  • NACIO Special Projects Award of Excellence for the 1996 Bond Referendum Information Campaign

1996

  • NACo Award for "Chesterfield Choice" section of "Community Shopper"
  • NACIO Marketing Plan Award of Merit for Promoting the County’s Selection as a U.S. Senate Productivity and Quality Award Winner
  • NACIO Video Award of Excellence for "County Call-In" COMCAST television program
  • NACIO Newsletter Award of Merit for "County Comments" employee newsletter
  • NACIO Writing Award of Merit for "Extension Office Touches All Areas of Our Citizens Lives" NACIO Writing Award of Merit for "Keeping the Water Flowing"

1995

  • NACo Award for "County Call-In"
  • NACo Award for "Teen Suicide Prevention Seminar"
  • SAVVY Award from City and County Communications and Marketing Association for "County Comments"
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