Agencies from across the County of Ventura have been recognized by the California Association of Public Information Officers (CAPIO) with Excellence in Public Information and Communications (EPIC) Awards. The County Executive Office, Ventura County Area Agency on Aging, and the Ventura County Fire Department received awards recognizing outstanding communications publications and campaigns. The County of Ventura publications and communications initiatives were chosen from among 275 award entries from across the state of California.
“It’s an honor for so many of our County agencies to be recognized by CAPIO,” said Mike Powers, County Executive Officer. “Our Board and County is committed to providing timely, transparent, and multilingual communications to ensure that our residents are informed about the programs and services available. This has been especially crucial as we have responded to local emergencies and, most recently, with COVID-19 response efforts.”
The agencies were recognized by CAPIO with the following awards:
County Executive Office
Ventura County Area Agency on Aging
Award of Distinction, ‘LIVEWell’ Resource Guide – Newsletter or Magazine
Ventura County Fire Department
EPIC Award, Maria Fire – Crisis Communications
Award of Distinction, ‘Everyday Heroes Fair Exhibit’ – Special or Community Event, Recurring
Award of Distinction, Public Safety Power Shutoffs – Communication and Marketing Process
While County agencies have been recognized in the past, this is the first year that multiple agencies have been recognized in the same year for achievements and excellence in public information. Past County recipients include the Ventura County Harbor Department, Ventura County Fire Department, and Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
Founded in 1971, the California Association of Public Information Officials is the leading statewide organization dedicated to advancing public sector communicators across all levels of government. CAPIO provides education and networking that helps its members and their agencies develop and advance.