City of Arlington’s Office of Communication Wins 2020 Lone Star Regional Emmy
By Office of Communication
Posted on December 08, 2020, December 08, 2020

The City of Arlington’s Office of Communication was honored to receive a Lone Star Regional Emmy for the FY2020 Operating Budget Breakdown video, taking the top prize in the Politics/Government – Program/Special/Feature/Segment category. The video, which currently has more than 500,000 views online, uses a trip to the grocery store to explain how the City creates its operating budget.

“Our team is constantly working to find easy to understand concepts to explain complicated topics to our residents, especially when it comes to making sure they understand where their taxpayer dollars are going,” said Arlington City Manager Trey Yelverton. “I feel like this recognition is an example of the creative content that the City’s Office of Communications produces every day through video, social media and web content to keep our residents informed. We’re honored that the judges saw the quality of our communication and awarded a Lone Star Emmy to the team for its hard work.”

 The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Texas chapter awards Lone Star Emmys annually to the top broadcast productions across the state. This year’s awards were presented virtually Saturday, Dec. 5, to stop the spread of coronavirus. 

"We’re humbled to be recognized alongside such a talented group of nominees and we’re thankful to our residents for the positive engagement on the FY2020 Budget video,” said Jay Warren, the City’s Director of Communication and Legislative Affairs. “Our staff puts in a lot of effort each year to make sure people know how the budgeting process works and we strive to make sure it’s relatable to families across The American Dream City.”

 Spanish-language station KXTX also won in the Politics/Government – Program/Special/Feature/Segment category for its Debate Democrata En Houston segment.

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