Office of Public Information recognized by national group

The Clermont County Office of Public Information is being nationally recognized by the National Association of County Information Officers.

“Our public information office is once again to be commended for their continued success in working with all county offices to distribute information about the many programs and initiatives available to Clermont County citizens,” said Clermont Commission President Mary Walker. “The Office of Public Information provides many technical services and utilizes a wide variety of methods to reach citizens such as news releases, annual reports, web site updates, and video programming.”

This is the fifth consecutive year that the OPI has been recognized.

According to the Department Head of OPI and Clermont Communications Director Kathy Lehr, the annual NACIO competition involved more than 500 entries from cities, counties, and state government associations from across the country.

“I am proud to be recognized by this prestigious organization five years in a row,” said Lehr. “I have a wonderful, hard working staff. Jeff Pulliam, Beth Rawdon, and myself are dedicated to serving the residents of Clermont County by providing the most up-to-date information available pertaining to county news, initiatives, and programs that impact all of us.”

The Clermont County Office of Public Information will receive an award for excellence in writing news releases, and for script writing for various projects, including a jury training video, Chilo Lock #34 educational video programs, and a documentary on the local methamphetamine problem.

The OPI will receive its award during ceremonies in Chicago Aug. 4.

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