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No.: 13-2521
Contact: Meadow Bailey, (907) 451-2240,

The National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) recognized the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) for three communication products in 2012

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards is an international program that acknowledges superior government communication. ADOT&PF received the following awards:

  • First Place in the Calendar category for ADOT&PF’s 2013 Calendar
    • Department Webmaster Andrea Deppner and Administrative Services Director Mary Siroky—The ADOT&PF calendar recognizes staff and the diverse fields and conditions they work in to serve the people of the Last Frontier. Employees submit photos related to transportation and public facilities, which their peers then vote on to be included in the calendar.
  • Second Place in the Soft/Hard Cover Book for the 2012 Department Overview
    • Program Coordinator Peter Freer—The Department Overview is a comprehensive overview of activities and accomplishments of the department’s 3,400 employees. Balancing impressive department statistics with stunning visuals of the Last Frontier, the overview concisely explains ADOT&PF’s broad portfolio of work.
  • Award of Excellence in the Shoestring Budget category for the Grand Opening of the Illinois Street Reconstruction Project
    • Northern Region Public Information Officer Meadow Bailey and Publications Specialist Hannah Blankenship — Despite frigid temperatures and no budget, ADOT&PF held a grand celebration that informed the community of new traffic patterns and recognized the hard work of all involved, while marking the opening of a historic project. The celebration included a procession of antique cars carrying veterans across the new Veterans’ Memorial Bridge, soldiers presenting the colors in front of local dignitaries and veterans, and an indoor ceremony with a program of distinguished speakers.

A complete list of 2013 award winners is available on the NAGC website.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 255 airports, 11 ferries serving 35 communities, 5,619 miles of highway and 720 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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