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RFD- 3135 Council Presentations   Item #   4. a.    
Regular Council Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: 09/25/2017  
Title:    CityPulse - 2017 Savvy Award - Hetherington
Department: Corporate Communications  
Strategic Vision Element: Where People Choose to Live - A dynamic city with an exceptional quality of life Related Goal: n/a

Request for Decision Summary
CityPulse, the City's tri-annual magazine designed and produced in-house by Corporate Communications, was recognized with a first place Savvy Award by the City-County Communications and Marketing Association.

Proposed Motion
 That the City's Corporate Communications team be congratulated for winning the first place 2017 Savvy Award for CityPulse magazine.
The City of Spruce Grove CityPulse magazine received a first place Savvy Award on Sept. 7, 2017.

Presented by the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA), the Savvy Awards competition recognizes outstanding government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing and citizen-government relationships. In total, nearly 700 entries in 34 categories were received this year.

CityPulse was recognized in the graphic design, publications category for municipalities with a population under 80,000.

Savvy Awards judges described CityPulse as an excellent publication that is created and designed in-house, featuring engaging cover photos and images throughout. The judges commented that the magazine is colourful, inviting and full of information. Additionally, the judges appreciated that the magazine is mailed to employee homes as well all residents.

The magazine is a collaborative effort with input and expertise provided from various City departments to develop relevant, timely and meaningful content for residents. The articles and design work are all completed entirely in-house by the Corporate Communications team.

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