The Golden Post Awards were launched in 2015 as the first major awards program exclusively designed to recognize the outstanding use of social media by U.S. local and state government agencies. Winners were recognized at the 2015 Government Social Media Conference & Expo (GSMCON) on April 30, 2015 in Reno, Nevada.

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2015 Winners

Comprehensive Government Social Media Policy

First Place: Palm Beach County, Florida Social Media Policy
Second Place: Clackamas County 9-1-1 (C-COM) Social Media Policy

Social Media for Citizen Engagement

First Place: City of Austin, Texas
Second Place: Durham City-County Sustainability Office
Third Place: City and County of Honolulu, HI

Best Use of Humor on Social Media

First Place: City of Roanoke, VA
Second Place: Lakeland Police Department, Florida
Third Place: Arizona Department of Transportation

Social Media in Solving Crime

First Place: Los Angeles County Sheriff, California
Second Place: City of Sioux City, Iowa

Social Media in an Emergency

First Place: Snohomish County, WA
Second Place: Howard County Fire and Rescue Services, Maryland

Government Social Media Campaign

First Place: City of West Hollywood, California
Second Place: Shakopee Police Department, Minnesota
Third Place: Oakland County Board of Commissioners, Michigan

Outstanding Social Media Results

First Place:Lakeland Police Department, Florida
Second Place:Dunwoody Police Department, Georgia

Top Elected Official on Social Media

First Place: John Curtis, Mayor of Provo City, Utah
Second Place: Jeff Jackson, North Carolina Senator

Top Government Social Media Leader (non-elected)

First Place: Tom Brazelton, City of Ankeny, Iowa
Second Place: Cheryl Bledsoe, Clackamas County Communications (CCOM), Oregon

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2015 Golden Post Awards Supported By

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