Park Authority Receives Three Communication Awards
The National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) presented three 2012 Blue Pencil and Gold Screen awards to the Fairfax County Park Authority at its annual conference held last week in Arlington, VA. The NAGC awards are peer-selected and recognize excellence in the field of communication.
Receiving an Award of Excellence for achievement on a shoestring budget was the recently completed Colvin Run Mill exhibit, which highlights this early 19th century operating gristmill. The old Miller's House features an exhibit about the process of milling and the families who operated the mill.
Another Award of Excellence honored the Sully East Wing Exhibit in the display category. Historic Sully was built in 1794 by Richard Bland Lee, Northern Virginia's first representative to Congress. The house is furnished with antiques of the Federal period. Outbuildings include a kitchen, smokehouse, and stone dairy.
The third Award of Excellence was given to the Park Services Division team which created the Take 12! Steps for Community Health in 2012 calendar, a popular item available at no cost to program participants.
NAGC is a national not-for-profit professional network of federal, state and local government employees who disseminate information within and outside government. NAGC is dedicated to providing opportunities for professional advancement, enhancing effective communications and advancing the profession.