Jenny Tomes, City of Port St. Lucie Utility Marketing Coordinator
PORT ST. LUCIE – The City of Port St. Lucie has received recognition this year by four separate esteemed associations and organizations for the City’s communications work in a variety of areas, including print, digital, video, outreach, and engagement.
This week, the City accepted four Judges’ Awards and one Image Award from the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Treasure Coast Chapter. In addition, Jenny Tomes, Utility Marketing Coordinator, was named Government Communicator of the Year by the Chapter.
This is the third year in a row a City of Port St. Lucie staff member has been honored with the highly-prized Communicator of the Year recognition. Tomes has built up the Utility Systems Department’s outreach and educational efforts, especially among community groups and schools, and is known throughout the City for bringing enthusiasm and creativity to every utility project.
In fact, the City’s Drop Savers water conservation poster contest was awarded a Judges’ Award by the Chapter. The City also was honored with Judges’ Awards for its public relations program for the Southern Grove Jobs Corridor and for the City Manager’s Annual Report. The City of Port St. Lucie and St. Lucie County were jointly honored with both a Judges’ Award and an Image Award for the educational outreach efforts for the successful 2018 half-cent sales tax referendum.
So far this year, Port St. Lucie’s communications efforts also have been recognized by two other regional associations and one national organization. Those honors were:
- Gold AVA Digital Award, from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, for a video looking back at the impact of the Eastern Watershed Improvement Project;
- Gold AVA Digital Award for Video Production, for The Agenda TV Broadcast;
- Platinum AVA Digital Award for A Year in Review Presentation to the Chamber of Commerce; Video Long Form (PowerPoint);
- Gold AVA Digital Award (in conjunction with St. Lucie County) for the Half-Cent Sales Tax Website, Web-Based Production;
- Gold AVA Digital Award for the City Manager’s Annual Report;
- Palm Award, from the Public Relations Association of America, Palm Beach Chapter, for the Public Relations program on the Southern Grove Jobs Corridor;
- Palm Award for the City Manager’s Annual Report;
- Palm Award (awarded jointly with St. Lucie County) for the public education campaign for the half-cent sales tax referendum;
- Silver ADDY Award from the Treasure Coast American Advertising Federation for the City Manager’s Annual Report;
- Gold ADDY Award for the 2018 Citizen Summit event;
- Silver ADDY Award for a video webisode ‘What We Do’;
- Silver ADDY Award for the video series, The Agenda;
- Silver ADDY Award for video promotion for Fall Fun Fest;
- Silver ADDY Award (awarded jointly with St. Lucie County) for the public education campaign for the half-cent sales tax referendum.
About Port St. Lucie
The City of Port St. Lucie is proud to be a hometown where people live, learn, work and play, and celebrate all of life’s opportunities. With over 189,000 residents, Port St. Lucie is Florida’s eighth largest city by population (South Florida’s 3rd largest city). The City occupies an area of 120 square miles in St. Lucie County on Florida’s east coast, about 50 miles north of West Palm Beach, halfway between Miami and Orlando. The City provides most traditional municipal services including law enforcement, water and sewer, and public works. For more information, please visit www.cityofpsl.com.
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