Call for Nominations for CAPIO’s Individual Awards
Deadline: March 16

Nominations are now open for CAPIO’s annual special awards!  New this year, CAPIO has added a Rising Star award celebrating the achievements of an individual who has 5 years or less experience in the field of government communications.  This award joins our special awards line up including the Communicator of the Year Award, Frank Potter Cowan Crisis Communications Leader of the Year Award, and the prestigious Paul B. Clark Award.


2023 Paul B. Clark Achievement Award Winner
Christine Brainerd, MPA, APR

Monterey, Calif., – Christine Brainerd, MPA, APR, was awarded the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) 2023 Paul B. Clark Achievement Award on May 3. Brainerd was honored for her commitment to leadership and mentorship within the communications field. 

“The only surprise to hearing that Christine was receiving this award was that she hadn’t received it already,” said CAPIO 2023-2024 President Lael Wageneck. “Her contributions to CAPIO and public communications are immeasurable. While the Paul B. Clark Award is essentially a lifetime achievement award, we look forward to many more years of Christine’s leadership and commitment to the profession.”