Garner official wins awards
Rick Mercier, Garner’s public information officer, won two Excellence in Communications awards from the N.C. Association of Government Information Officers at its annual seminar Nov. 14 in Chapel Hill.
Mercier won a first-place award for Garner’s social media campaign for the All-America City Award and video competition.
He also won honorable mention (second place) in the category of print publications for the first Guide to Garner, which was mailed to all town households this summer and is available at Town Hall and other town facilities. Mercier wrote, edited and designed the guide.