Monday, October 8, 2012

Commerce City wins three national communication awards

COMMERCE CITY, COLO. – The City of Commerce City received three first-place awards for its communications activities at the national City-County Communications and Marketing Association's (3CMA) annual conference.

The city was recognized from 550 nationwide entries with the Savvy award, the organization's highest honor, in each of the following categories:
·         Special events - one-time event: Urban Renewal Authority's press conference announcing the purchase of the Mile High Greyhound Park
·         Community visioning: for the public outreach for the Mile High Greyhound Park
·         Printed publications - advertising/calendar/other: Redefining Commerce economic development folder and target industry brochures.
The Savvy Awards program is sponsored by 3CMA and is held in cooperation with the National League of Cities. The competition is an annual benchmark for excellence in local government marketing and communications and serves as an increasingly important forum for exchanging cutting-edge information and ideas among city and county leaders.
"Improving and expanding city communications is one of city council's goals," said City Manager Brian McBroom. "It is an honor to be recognized by our peer governments and reaffirms our approach to how the city shares information and engages our community."
In recognizing the city's work, the judges had the following comments on the award-winning entries:
·         "Redefining Commerce is a creative economic development tool tailored to various industries. Truly first class with clear goals in mind."
·         "The planning and implementation of the Mile High Greyhound Park was impressive. Very well organized event."
·         "The public outreach process for the Mile High Greyhound Park Was a nice project, clearly defined, great process and well presented."
For a complete list of award winners, visit

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