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City staff win communications awards

May 24, 2018 11:58 AM
Ben Swanson and Gina Norris accepted two Northern Lights Awards for videos on May 17, 2018
Ben Swanson and Gina Norris accepted two Northern Lights Awards for videos
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Brooklyn Park City staff won two Northern Lights communications awards from the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators.

Gina Norris from Recreation and Parks received a Silver Award for the promotional video “Nature-Based Preschool Telling the Story.” The video was produced with Digital Horizon Productions to spread the word about the programs at the Brooklyn Park Nature Preschool. The preschool prides itself on teaching in an environment that allows children to learn and grow in both an outdoor and indoor classroom setting.

The video short “Tie the Knot at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center!” won a Bronze Award for Gina Norris and Communications Intern Ben Swanson. The video showcases the beauty of the gazebo and the amenities available at the Community Activity Center that make it an ideal place for a wedding and reception.

“The City of Brooklyn Park Communications department prides itself on creating user-driven digital content to meet people where they are. These well-deserved awards are validation from peers that our team is top-notch,” said Assistant City Manager Wokie Freeman-Gbogba.

The Northern Lights Awards contest recognizes outstanding work in Minnesota's government, educational and nonprofit communications. The awards were presented at a ceremony May 17 at Edinburgh USA Golf Course and the program was designed by Brooklyn Park Graphic Designer Kara Trygestad.

The Minnesota Association of Government Communicators is a peer organization of professionals who are dedicated to improving public-sector communications. Members represent all levels of government—federal, state, regional, county, and local—as well as school districts, universities and colleges, nonprofits, and agencies serving these organizations.



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