Decatur won two national awards from the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) for the Better Together Initiative which resulted in the Better Together Community Action Plan for Equity, Inclusion, and Engagement.
Decatur won a Savvy (1st place) for Community Visioning and an Award of Excellence (3rd place) for Citizen Engagement. Judges noted that the effort was impressive for a community of any size – a well developed and executed process from start to finish that resulted in a very comprehensive action plan.
The Savvy Awards recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing and citizen-government relationships. More than 700 entries in 38 categories were received and judges from across the United States reviewed every entry. There were 68 first-place Savvy Awards, 67 second-place Silver Circle Awards, and 68 third-place Awards of Excellence presented.