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The City of Kannapolis was among 22 North Carolina local governments to earn recognition in the Tenth North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards.

The awards were presented Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the NC3C’s annual Spring Conference in Charlotte during which the organization celebrated 10 years of existence. More than 133 entries were received.

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

Categories included TV & Videos, Communication Technology, Special Events, Printed Publications, Most Creative Project for the Least Amount of Funds, Citizen Participation, and Marketing Tools.

The City of Kannapolis received a second place award for the city’s “City Facilities Guides,” designed to showcase rentable city facility options. “The guides are tools for one of our economic development initiatives. The goal is to recruit businesses and people to hold their events in our City facilities, such asThe Laureate Center meeting space in our new city hall, thus producing hotel occupancy taxes and revenues for our shops and restaurants,” commented Annette Privette Keller, Director of Communications for the City.

Judges for the NC3C Excellence in Communications Awards were government communication professionals from Kansas, Arizona, Texas, Michigan, Maryland and Oregon. Each judge has previously won state or national awards.

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,