Placer County agencies take top honors in statewide communication awards

Published May 2, 2023

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Placer County agencies took home nine awards in this year’s California Association of Public Information Officials’ EPIC Awards for communication - more than any other jurisdiction of any size in the state.

CAPIO’s EPIC Awards program recognizes the most creative and effective efforts in the areas of communication and marketing campaigns, newsletter production, photography, special events, writing, website development and video production.

“Providing clear, timely information to our residents is critical for us, and we work hard to help keep them informed,” said Wendy Williams, director of Placer’s Communications and Public Affairs Office. “We’re thrilled to be recognized for those efforts.”

Five Placer entries received the program’s top honor, the EPIC award. Four others won CAPIO’s award of distinction. Placer’s winning entries were:

EPIC Award

Placer County - The “One Pill Can Kill” podcast

Communications or Marketing Plans/Campaigns - Consultant-Supported

Placer County -1 Pill Can Kill Placer

Crisis Communications Response

Placer County - ReadyPlacer Dashboard


Placer County - Mosquito Fire Photography

Video Production – In House

Placer County - Placer County Probation Department Recruitment Video

Award of Distinction

Crisis Communications Response

Placer County Sheriff’s Office - Auburn K9 Exposed, Shut Down: The Power of Social Media Storytelling

Placer County Health and Human Services - From Ukraine to Placer podcast

Special or Community Event – One-Time
Placer County Health and Human Services - Lotus Behavioral Health Crisis Center Grand Opening

Newsletter or Magazine
Placer County – The Placer County Weekly Newsletter