Upper Merion Township has been selected as the winner of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors’ 27th Annual Outstanding Citizen Communication Award for its exceptional and comprehensive efforts to communicate effectively with residents. In addition to this top honor, the township also received five awards in the 50th Annual Citizen Communication Contest in the categories of Cable TV Programs (1st & 2nd place), Social Media (1st place), Class 1 Newsletters (2nd place), and Other Publications (2nd place).
The contest recognizes townships that have successfully communicated news, programs, and activities to their residents. In all, 40 townships from across the commonwealth submitted 99 entries for this year’s competition, and 20 individual townships won categorical awards. The Outstanding Citizen Communication Award is given to only one township for its overall achievement and commitment to citizen communication.
“We are pleased to have once again received various categorical awards, but are ecstatic that Upper Merion was selected for the top honor of Outstanding Citizen Communication,” said Board of Supervisors Chair Greg Philips. “Through our public information team, we make it our mission to communicate effectively and efficiently with our residents. We are finding ways to improve every day and look forward to submitting our entries for the 2018 contest. We graciously thank the judges for their vote of confidence in our communication abilities.”
The award will be presented at the PSATS 96th Annual Educational Conference in Hershey on April 22-25, 2018, in front of several thousand township officials from across Pennsylvania.