San Gabriel learned this week that the city is a finalist in the 2017 California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) Excellence in Communications Awards.
Former Public Information Officer Lauren Gold submitted entries in three categories:
- External/Special Purpose Publication for City Beat;
- Special Events: Recurring for San Gabriel Dumpling & Beer Fest;
- Most Innovative Communications for WeChat, in which San Gabriel was the first city in the United States to establish a presence on the Chinese-language social media platform.
The results will be announced and awards presented at an Awards Gala being held on Wednesday, Apr. 5, at the Prado in San Diego's Balboa Park.