City wins two TAMIO awards

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By KAROLYN GEPHART

The City of Friendswood won two awards this summer from the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO).

The city received second place in the Award of Excellence in the Brochures, Flyers, and Posters – Population under 70,000 category. The Friendswood entry was an Economic Development infographic design.

The second award was a third place for the Award of Honor in the Best One-time Special Event for the Parks and Recreation’s Bark for Your Park event.

The city employees responsible for the two entries who placed were thanked for their dedication and creativity by City Manager Roger Roecker at the July 10 meeting of City Council.

The TAMIO 2017 annual conference was in June at Lakeway Resort and Spa.

The Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) was developed as a result of the increasingly complex role of public information in municipal government. When organized in 1974, only a handful of Texas cities employed professional communications staffs. Today, TAMIO has a growing number of public information/public relation specialists serving small communities as well as urban centers throughout the state.

TAMIO is an affiliate of the Texas Municipal League, which was organized in 1913 and currently represents approximately 98 percent of Texas’ urban population through its more than 1,150 member cities.

Guided by its purpose statement—Empowering Texas cities to serve their citizens—the League helps city leaders meet the ever-changing challenges of governance.