3CMA Communicator of the Year

Do you know someone who is an outstanding communicator? Someone who understands the value of communications and marketing. Have you or a colleague made a significant difference in the quality of life for your residents, fellow staff members or other local government professional communicators? If so, plan now to nominate him/her for 3CMA’s prestigious Communicator of the Year Award. Nominees must be employed in the public sector and a member of 3CMA. Self nominations are encouraged.. An independent Award Evaluation Panel will select the Award winner. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, July 7, 2023.

Rules and Criteria

Nominees must be employed in the public sector and a member of 3CMA. Self nominations are encouraged.

Along with the nomination form, a letter should be attached detailing the nominee’s accomplishments over the last 18 months. (Maximum 1,000 words) As part of the nomination letter, the following criteria should be addressed:

  • The demonstration of exceptional leadership as it pertains to government communications and marketing. (10 Points)
  • Efforts that contribute to the success of 3CMA. (15 Points)
  • Consistent use of communication strategies that demonstrate creativity and innovation in contributing to the success of the city/county/agency organization. (10 Points)
  • Commitment to the communication programs for all of the city/county/agencies audiences—both internal and external. (10 Points)
  • Understanding and utilization of the latest communications tools and devices in carrying out the mission of the organization. (10 Points)
  • Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards. (10 Points)
  • Three specific examples of the nominee’s work over the past 18 months. (30 Points)

Nomination form should include: (5 points)

  • Name
  • Title
  • Organization
  • Population of community served
  • Length of service in this position
  • How many years you've been a member of 3CMA
  • Work history
  • Brief description of current job duties (250 words max)
  • Education
  • Awards/Accomplishments
  • Professional associations and memberships
  • Volunteer work as it relates to the profession

Nominator’s Contact information and relationship to the nominee

  • Name
  • Title
  • Organization
  • Relationship to nominee
  • How long have you known the nominee

How to Submit Nomination

Please email nomination information to 3CMA as attachments or mail to: 

Attn: Communicator of the Year Award
P.O. Box 20278
Washington, DC 20041

Nominations will be accepted through Friday - July 7, 2023.