The City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) presented the Town of Carrboro with an award in its national competition.
Announced during a ceremony at the 3CMA national conference held in St. Louis on Thursday, Sept. 9, the Town of Carrboro received the Award of Excellence for Town Information Centers in the Most Creative Activity with Least Dollars Spent category. Savvy Awards recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing and citizen-government relationships.
The Town of Carrboro has installed Town Information Centers (outdoor kiosks) in Rocky Brook Manufactured Home Park, in the Oakwood public housing community, near a bus shelter along Rock Haven Road, and in the Pine Grove Manufactured Home Park. The information centers are one way to increase access to information, resources, and civic processes by everyone, especially people of color and marginalized communities.
Judges’ comments included: “A fantastic alternative for delivering information to the community. We will explore installing similar communication centers in our city.”
“We are honored to receive national recognition for the work being done by the Town of Carrboro,” said Catherine Lazorko, communication and engagement director.
The Town is evaluating locations for additional Town Information Centers. If you are interested in requesting consideration for a Town Information Center in your neighborhood, please email firstname.lastname@example.org