Merriam Wins Three National Communication Awards for Excellence

Published on September 20, 2022

Three women holding Savvy trophies

The City of Merriam’s Communications and Tourism Team took home three first-place Savvy Awards from the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) national conference in Portland, Oregon.

The Savvy Awards recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications, marketing, and resident relationships. 

3CMA received more than 640 entries in 39 categories. Merriam won Savvy Awards in:


Judges’ comments included:


  • The overall effort is outstanding the photo really does say it all! Great job on being inclusive, and a great photo to demonstrate the joy it brings the community. 

  • This photo is pure joy, and it was wonderful to see all the measurements of success. The comments made by residents on social media say it all - totally awesome! 


Highlights & Recreation

  • [I] love how informative the magazine is. It is a one-stop shop for all information about your community. I would read this regularly! 

  • The layout for the publication is outstanding. It provides a great deal of diverse content in an easy-to-read format. 

  • This is an incredible publication, and I will be *borrowing* many elements from it for my community! I love the balance of copy, photos, and charts, and the guide really includes something for everyone. The opportunity to include articles about staff and general city services is also terrific. Well done! 


Community & Visitor Guide

  • Love the cover design that uses local art and that it was made into a tee shirt! Also appreciate the Kids section, the 22 things to do in 2022 feature, and the Ted Lasso shout-out! Great publication with great local content. 

  • Nice layout, well planned. Excellent use of photos.