VICTORIA, June 13, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society
(CPRS) named Halton Region as the recipient of the 2012 Don Rennie
Memorial Award. Accepting the award on behalf of the Region was Carleen
Carroll, APR, Director of Strategic Communications. Halton Region was
recognized for its communications strategy that helped engage the
community in strategic planning through a new and innovative approach.
A framed certificate was presented to Carroll as she was acknowledged
in front of industry peers during the CPRS National Awards of
Excellence gala in Victoria on June 12.
"Halton Region believes that two-way dialogue with our residents leads
to better decision making and increased public trust. The priorities
identified through Halton's innovative strategic planning process are a
true reflection of our community. Thank you to CPRS for presenting us
with this prestigious award recognizing innovation in government
communications," said Gary Carr, Chairman, Halton Region. Carroll
indicated Halton has decided to forward the cash portion of the award
to their United Way campaign.
The Don Rennie Memorial Award is open to government communications
professionals in federal, provincial or municipal jurisdictions. One of
the team members must be a current member of CPRS. The Award is
presented annually in memory of Don Rennie. The award was one of two
Special Awards presented at this year's awards gala. The second award
in this category was the CPRS/CNW Group Student Award of Excellence.
The award submissions are judged by the Awards Committee Presiding
Officers in consultation with the National President.
Founded in 1948, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a
not-for-profit organization whose members are engaged in the practice,
management or teaching of public relations. Members work to maintain
the highest standards and to share a uniquely Canadian experience in
public relations. CPRS is a federation of more than 2,000 members
across 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized
province-wide. For more information, visit our website: cprs.ca.
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SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society
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