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CAPIO EPIC Award Finalists Announced
July 15, 2022

CAPIO is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 CAPIO Excellence in Public Information & Communications (EPIC) Awards.  Finalists will receive their awards during the CAPIO Conference in San Diego.  They will win one of two distinctive awards:  The CAPIO EPIC Award (top honors), or an Award of Distinction.  Entries were judged by our TAMIO (Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers) through our ongoing judges exchange partnership.

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CAPIO Conference highlights
Keynote speakers, tours, breakout sessions and more

The CAPIO conference is quickly approaching!  We are looking forward to seeing you in San Diego at the end of August for our “All Hands Meet!”

We have some exciting highlights for this year’s event.  Read on to learn about our keynote speakers, this year’s session line-up, new opportunities to connect with fellow attendees, and more.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

CHEF CLAUDIA SANDOVaL
Winner of the sixth season of MasterChef | Owner of Claudia’s Cocina | Author
Tuesday Opening Keynote

Chef Claudia is the winner of the sixth season of MasterChef U.S. and has continued her career on various shows like, Chopped, Chopped Jr., Worst Cooks, Budget Battles, and Judging on Food Network Challenge Reboot. After winning the coveted title of MasterChef, she began a successful culinary consulting and catering company under the name “Claudia’s Cocina,” in addition to working with important brands like Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s, Nestlé, Disney, T-Mobile, and Tajín; Chef Claudia published her bestselling cookbook “Claudia’s Cocina: A Taste of Mexico”.  She continues to give back to her community - raising more than $600K for organizations directly effecting change in the communities of San Diego.  Learn More

Greg Wong
“Equity Focused Community Engagement – Lessons from Seattle”
Wednesday Luncheon Keynote

As the Director of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods, Greg leads a team devoted to creating and sustaining strong, vibrant communities that connect people to each other and their sense of place. Greg is driven by solving inequities and building neighborhoods where ALL Seattleites feel connected, empowered, supported, and heard. He believes that weaving the fabric of our communities tighter will allow both individual residents and the City to thrive.