City of Cottage Grove Receives Communications Awards From Minnesota Association of Government Communicators


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Sharon Madsen, Communications Coordinator, smadsen@cottagegrovemn.gov, 651-458-2882

Cottage Grove Receives Communications Awards

Cottage Grove, Minn. – June 7, 2018 – The city of Cottage Grove received two awards from the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators at its May 16 awards ceremony.

The City Faces video series received a Northern Lights Award (first place).  This series highlights city employees from all departments, showcasing their role at the city with a peak at the real person behind the position.  One of the goals of this video series is to promote public service as a profession.

The My Cottage Grove video series received a Bronze Award (third place).  This series shares stories of Cottage Grove residents who are doing great things in the community, many times behind the scenes.

Sharon Madsen, communications coordinator for the city of Cottage Grove, and Justin Atkinson, producer for the South Washington County Telecommunications Commission, presented the awards to City Council at the June 6 meeting.  The videos are a collaboration between the city and South Washington County Telecommunications Commission.  

The award-winning video series can be viewed on the city’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/cottagegrovemn

The annual Northern Lights Awards contest recognizes outstanding work in Minnesota’s government communications.