California JPIA 40th Anniversary Book Receives Award of Distinction
CAPIO is a professional organization that advances public sector communicators through training, resources, and networking. The organization’s members, representing agencies across all levels of government, engage their communities through honest and transparent communication.
CAPIO’s awards program is administered annually to honor outstanding public agency information and communications programs and to recognize creative and effective efforts that have made a lasting impact. The Award of Distinction is presented for projects that exceed industry standards in quality and achievement.
The Authority’s winning entry, awarded 95 points on a 100-point scale by a panel of impartial judges, was evaluated based on standard scoring criteria that included ratings for research, planning, implementation, and results and evaluation.
“In this age of digital communications, I was impressed that your organization supported such a robust print deliverable,” noted one judge. “You were able to do so because you had a very sound communications strategy.”
The narrative for the commemorative volume, organized by decade and complemented by a detailed timeline of key milestones, was developed through a series of interviews with Authority staff and Executive Committee members. Archival photos, original sketches, and past newsletters provide memories of key leadership and special events. The template for the design, rooted in the Authority’s style guide, is accented with custom artwork based on a detail within ironwork on-site at the Authority’s campus in La Palma. The final book was produced in two versions, perfect-bound and hard cover, both enhanced with a gold foil stamp of the Authority’s logo, as well as 40th anniversary recognition.< Back to Full Issue Print Article