The Sumner Group, serving as the agency of record for the City of Gastonia’s Communications and Marketing Department, is proud to announce that the Department was recently recognized by the North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) 2021 Excellence in Communication Awards.
The announcement of the awards on April 19 was in conjunction with the NC3C’s 2021 annual conference. This year’s event was virtual due to Covid-19 guidelines. Professional communication peers from the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators reviewed and judged 168 entries.
Of the city’s six Excellence in Communications Awards, one was second place in the Website: Website Redesign category. The Sumner Group's Internet Services division, headed by John Endres, coordinated the redesign of, and currently hosts, the City's website. According to Mr. Endres, “this was the second complete redesign the Sumner Group performed on the City of Gastonia's website in eight years. We are very thankful to the City of Gastonia for giving us this opportunity to work with them once again. We love our community and are proud of the work everyone has done to make this website possible."
The website's redesign was done by the Sumner Group's Creative Director, Anthony Rodriguez.
Also integral to this project's success were City employees Mary Elliot, Donna Lahser, Jessica Marshall, and Cameron Freeman.