Chris Floore, Assistant to the County Manager for Public Affairs, has been named a winner in Ragan and PR Daily’s Achieving Communications Excellence (ACE) Awards in the Government Communications/Public Affairs Professional category. Floore was chosen from a wide pool of entries to receive the top honor in this category for the ingenuity and impact on developing a public affairs and communications program for Georgia’s fourth-largest city and newest consolidated government, Macon-Bibb County.
“The Macon-Bibb consolidated government is an active and successful player in improving the entire community, and because of Chris’ engaging communication efforts and leadership, people have a much better understanding of that,” says County Manager Dr. Keith Moffett. “Our Public Affairs program informs the community, and it helps solve issues in our neighborhoods.”
Through the Office of Public Affairs, Chris leads a team striving to ensure residents have easy access to accurate and engaging information through a variety of channels. He manages media relations, strategic & crisis communication, video services, graphic design, a weekly e-newsletter and other channels, achieving ambitious goals despite budget and staff reductions. In emergencies like Hurricane Irma, Floore guided proactive and reactive communications to: ensure residents were prepared; evacuees and the agencies supporting them had their needs met; and crews were supported in their recovery efforts.
Ragan and PR Daily’s ACE Awards called upon the most innovative and driven communicators in PR and marketing to apply, and they celebrate the teams, organizations, and consultants who have redefined the field with their groundbreaking work. As a winner in the program, Chris joins an elite group of past winners, including Microsoft, Cisco, Ruder Finn, S&P Global, The Narrative Group, FirstEnergy Corp., and Save the Children.
This recognition follows several others earned by the Office of Public Affairs in the past year, including: two from PRDaily for the Women of Macon-Bibb Instagram Campaign and Public Affairs Annual Report; two from the National Association of County Information Officers for the Tropical Storm Irma Debris Collection Infographic and for departmental logos; and Chris Floore being named one of the top three Government Communicators in the country by PRNews and included on ELGL’s annual Traeger List of Top Local Government Influencers for the third consecutive year.
About the Office of Public Affairs
The Office of Public Affairs is responsible for developing and maintaining communication strategies between the Macon-Bibb County government and the community it serves. Public Affairs includes: public & media relations, multimedia & graphic design services, MaconBibbTV, online communications & social media, and customer service.
Working together, these functions are part of a two-way communication program designed to educate the community about improvement efforts by Macon-Bibb and partner organizations and give people a way to provide feedback and have their questions answered and concerns addressed.
To view videos produced by MaconBibbTV – including Commission Meetings, public forums, and the work done by the government and other organizations to improve the community – click here. To contact Customer Service to ask a question or report an issue, call 478-751-7400 or use SeeClickFix on the Macon-Bibb website or your cell phone. To stay informed, check MaconBibbTV regularly, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and check the News section of our website for the latest news and announcements.
About Ragan Communications
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