Earlier this month, Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism took home five Summit Awards from the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, recognizing excellence in print publications, marketing and public communication. The department was recognized as follows:
- Gold Summit Award in Magazines for Explore Recreation Magazine
- Gold Summit Award in Print Publications for the Explore Park Rental Brochure
- Silver Summit Award in Marketing for Explore Park Camping Launch
- Silver Summit Award for Public Relations for Explore Park Disc Golf Launch
In addition to these awards, the department was presented with the Lin Chaff Award for Creativity recognizing the entry with the highest overall creativity score based on the creative execution of a campaign or tactic. Public communication is critical to informing our citizens about recreation opportunities in Roanoke County, and we're proud of our staff for this effort.