McAllen Communications Wins State Awards


McAllen Communications Wins State Awards

The City of McAllen Office of Communications is the recipient of three TAMI Award of Excellence. The announcement came at the annual Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers conference held recently in Denton. TAMIO is a division of the Texas Municipal League.

The three awards are for:

  • Communications Planning for the 2018 Bond Election
  • Best Media Relations for the 2017 McAllen Holiday Parade
  • Best Use of Unplanned Social Media for the 2018 June Flood

The City of McAllen competes in the population category with cities such as Arlington, Garland, Harris County Emergency Management and San Antonio Water System.  This year, there were almost 500 entries in 24 categories, a record number of entries for the organization. TAMIO was developed because of the increasingly complex role of public information in municipal government.