Chamblee vs. Doraville – Awards & Recognition

As we get down to the final hours of the City of Doraville municipal election, I think it important to provide additional context on why sweeping changes are needed.

Here are the awards and recognition that the City of Doraville has received vs. the City of Chamblee (the headings are links to source documents):

City of Chamblee Awards City of Doraville Awards
IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) 2019 Flame Award, Communications Skills/Publications, “Come and See Chamblee” GFOA (Government Finance Officers Association) 2018 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
MARCOM 2019 Gold Winner, Print Media, Marketing/Promotional Materials and Guides, “Come & See Chamblee”  2017 Tree City USA
GRPA (Georgia Recreation and Parks Association) District 6 Agency of the Year
GRPA District 6 Young Professional, Katie Sears
2019 3CMA (City-County Communications & Marketing Association) Savvy Award, Printed Publications Catalogs and Guides, “Come & See Chamblee”
IABC 2018 Silver Flame Communications Skills/Digital Communication, “Weekend Now”
IABC 2018 Silver Flame Communications Skills/Publications, Newsletter, “The Signal
IABC 2018 Gold Flame Communications Skills/Publications, Annual Report, “Reflecting on Our Past, Embracing Our Future
2018 American Planning Association Outstanding Public Outreach and Journalism Award
2018 Georgia Department of Community Affairs, PlanFirst Community
2018 Tree City USA
2018 LCI Achievement Award, Chamblee Town Center and Mercy Park Developments of Excellence, Atlanta Regional Commission
Green Community, Gold Certified
2018 Marcom Gold Award Print Publications, Annual Report, “Reflecting on Our Past, Embracing Our Future
2018 Marcom Gold Award, Print Publications, Newsletter, “The Signal
2018 Marcom Honorable Mention Media, Social Media, “Weekend Now”

If the City of Doraville has received any awards or recognition, they are not easily identifiable on the city website. If they haven’t, either we aren’t applying for them or we aren’t winning. Either of those are problematic when our neighbor to the south is making incredible strides forward.

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