The following press release was issued by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors:
Denver, Colorado, Sept. 1, 2022 -- The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) honored the winners of the 37th-annual Government Programming Awards (GPA) this evening in conjunction with its annual conference at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel in Denver, Colorado. The awards program honors excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies. This year NATOA received more than 800 entries submitted by local governments across the country.
Entries in the categories cover a variety of programming including videography, social media, use of humor, ethnic experience, community events, documentary, public affairs and public service, interview/talk show, performing arts, sports, election coverage and more.
Among the awards with special significance are the "Overall Excellence" awards, a compilation of the agency's programming throughout the year. This year's Excellence awards were presented to the following outstanding NATOA communities:
- "City of Calabasas" City of Calabasas, CA -- Overall Excellence (Operating Budget To $250,000)
- "Edina TV" City of Edina, MN, -- Overall Excellence (Operating Budget $250,000 - $500,000)
- "PCTV" Pierce County, WA -- Overall Excellence (Operating Budget $500,000 - $1,000,000)
- "ATXN - Overall Excellence 2022" City of Austin, TX -- Overall Excellence (Operating Budget Over $1,000,000)