On Thursday, September 5, 2019, at the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) annual conference in Denver, Colorado, the City of Mont Belvieu was awarded a Savvy (1st Place) for the Best Use of Facebook - pop. under 75K for a post about last year's I-10 shutdown that went viral reaching almost a half-million people. But, that wasn't the only award; the City's "Space It Out MB" Facebook campaign took the Silver Circle (2nd Place) in the same category. "This was Mont Belvieu's first time entering the 3CMA Savvy Awards. And, to come away with both the Savvy and Silver Circle in the Best Use of Facebook category is just amazing," said Communications and Marketing Director Brian Ligon.
In related news, the City's Communications and Marketing Director, Brian LIgon, was named to the 3CMA Board of Directors. He is filling an unexpired term on the 2020 board and will have to be reelected to the position during the 3CMA annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri next year.
about the 3CMA Savvy Awards
The Savvy Awards, held in conjunction with 3CMA’s Annual Conference, recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing and citizen-government relationships. The Savvies salute skilled and effective city, county, agency or district professionals who have creatively planned and carried out successful innovations in communications and marketing. 3CMA accommodates local government organizations of all sizes and budget classes by judging entries in several different population groups. Over 700 entries in 40 categories were received. 3CMA utilized volunteer judges from across the United States to review every entry and provide constructive comments on the winning entries. 72 first-place Savvy Awards were presented. 72 second-place Silver Circle Awards and 73 third-place Awards of Excellence were also presented. The list of all award winners is available online at 3cma.org.
The City-County Communications & Marketing Association is the nation’s premiere network of local government communicators. The organization was founded in 1988 on the philosophy that communications and marketing are essential to helping governments engage and build stronger relationships with their residents. Effective public communicators are vital to local government success, linking residents to the essential information they need to access services and be part of the democratic process. They play a key role in cultivating a shared vision for the community.