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For Immediate Release: 9/29/2003
County Recognized by NATOA with Government Programming Awards
Montgomery County was recently recognized by The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) for excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming developed by municipal agencies.

The County’s cable television show on the sniper investigation and the County’s Web Site were both honored at the 18th Annual Government Programming Awards Ceremony in Denver, CO.

“Our county government cable channel and web site are useful tools for communicating with the public and we have worked hard to make them interesting and useful,” said Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan. “National recognition is always welcome, and it’s especially nice to be judged by others in the government programming field.”

In the public safety category, Montgomery County received first place for “Solving the Sniper Shooting Case.” In the category of city or county web sites, Montgomery County placed second for the Montgomery County, MD web site. The “County Cable Montgomery Web Site” received an Honorable Mention in the Government Access Station Web Site category.

NATOA received 925 entries from municipalities across the country. The entries covered 59 categories of programming including, among others, community events, documentary, public affairs and public service, interview talk show, performing arts, sports, election coverage and children’s issues.

 

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Release ID: 03-410
Media Contact: Donna Bigler 240-777-6507

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