The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Public Affairs Office was recognized with six awards at the Public Relations Society of America Houston Chapter’s 2013 Excalibur Awards, June 20, during the annual PRSA Excalibur Awards Gala in Houston.
“I am fortunate to have a dedicated staff who, despite the ongoing budget cuts and reduction in personnel, continues to engage with the community on such a successful level that we have captured the attention of the most prestigious communicators’ association in Houston,” said Col. Christopher Sallese, commander of the USACE Galveston District. “It’s an honor for our Public Affairs Office staff to be recognized among their peers with these tremendous accolades and I am happy to see the district’s achievements highlighted.”
The district was recognized in the following categories by one of the nation’s largest and most active chapters for public relations professionals.
Silver Excalibur Award: Special Event, Communicating a Campaign to Save Shorelines
A campaign to increase Texas coastal residents’ awareness and understanding of the district’s ecosystem restoration mission, economic contributions to the nation and efforts to employ environmentally and economically responsible ways to use dredged materials to benefit local communities and improve eroded coastlines through beach nourishment and beneficial use programs.
“The PRSA Excalibur Awards represent the best and the brightest in Houston communications,” said Lisa Dimond Vasquez, APR, PRSA Houston Chapter’s president. “This is a fantastic achievement and the USACE Galveston District is to be congratulated for their excellent work.”
Press Release, June 21, 2013