Tuesday, November 02, 2010
City of Bryan receives TML Municipal Excellence Award
At the recent Texas Municipal League Annual Conference and Exhibition, held in Corpus Christi on October 26-29, the City of Bryan was presented the 2010 Municipal Excellence Award in Communication Programs for cities with more than 25,000 residents. The award recognizes the city for its creation and production of five public service announcements.
Produced entirely in-house by members of Bryan’s Communications & Marketing Department, the winning entry consisted of five video public service announcements (PSAs.) The PSAs are used to educate citizens about several issues and they air on the City’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/cityofbryan), their cable access channel (Suddenlink 16), and through partnerships with other local media organizations.
A clever and humorous approach was taken to help make the PSAs entertaining and memorable while keeping them informative. The five announcements reminded residents not to park cars on lawns, to dial 911 only in real emergencies, to keep music in their cars at a reasonable volume, and to call the public works hotline if they observed potholes or cracks in sidewalks.
On hand at the conference to accept the award were members of the Bryan City Council and staff. (Attached photo shows left to right: City Secretary Mary Lynne Stratta, Councilmember Richard Cortez, Councilmember Art Hughes and Deputy City Manager Joey Dunn with the award.)
The Texas Municipal League is a voluntary association of more than 1,115 Texas cities. Its primary objective is to serve the needs and advocate the interests of Texas cities, and it is the largest organization of its kind in the United States. The City of Bryan is a member of the Texas Municipal League.
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