“It takes a team,” said RaeAnn Gardner, who accepted an Award of Merit on behalf of Elk River’s website overhaul. The project faced a tight deadline, but by working together the
project’s team was able to improve the site’s navigation and community engagement tools on time, said Gardner.
|Top to bottom: St. Louis Park, Shoreview, & St. Paul staff |
receive awards from MAGC's Janine Hill.
Photo credit: Yvonne Klinnert
For writer Ben Sandell of Golden Valley, thinking creatively resulted in a first-person narrative about an upcoming playground installation that took home an Award of Excellence and a nomination for Best in Show. Rather than writing yet another construction project update, Sandell connected the installation to the important childhood memories that playgrounds help to create.
Thinking creatively for one St. Paul team meant not just thinking outside the box, but thinking outside entirely—shooting video in costume—in January. The project team for “Dig Me Out” was given an Award of Excellence for their depiction of a talking fire hydrant (played by video producer Nick Nelson).
Congratulations to all the winners, and a special shout-out to these LMC member cities who received awards:
St. Louis Park
Learn more about MAGC and see a full list of the winners from the ceremony on the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators website. Thanks to Yvonne Klinnert for providing photos of the ceremony.