CAPIO’s members have the tools and resources at their fingertips to become exceptional public sector communicators for the diverse agencies they serve. Taking the time to recognize our members for their exceptional communications work is part of what we do.
Special notice for 2021: epic awards on pause
It has been an EPIC year for California’s Public Information Officials. We have been navigating a pandemic while delivering top-notch communications across our state. We had to skip our 2020 conference but will be back this fall in Squaw Valley as we celebrate CAPIO’s 50th Birthday!
The award is presented at the EPIC Awards Dinner during CAPIO’s Annual Conference to the individual who, in the judgment of the CAPIO Board of Directors, demonstrates exceptional leadership and lifetime achievement in the field through professional commitment, including the mentoring of others and fostering a greater understanding of the PIO function among colleagues, community and the media.
The Communicator of the Year award will be presented to the individual who, in the judgment of the CAPIO Awards Committee and Board of Directors, demonstrates exceptional abilities, skills and talents in leading their organization to greater and more successful communications and public engagement.
Established in 2017, the Frank Potter Cowan Crisis Communications Leader award recognizes a Public Information Professional (or Team) who demonstrated extraordinary success in leading a team during a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or a reputational crisis.
CAPIO developed this award to recognize the men and women who lead teams during a crisis.