gold cup winner

"Savvy Awards are presented each year in multiple categories."

The city of Avondale took a first place Savvy Award at the 2019 City, County, Communications & Marketing Association’s (3CMA) Annual National Conference.

The award was presented to Avondale’s community relations team during 3CMA’s Savvy Awards on September 5, at the 31st Annual 3CMA National Conference in Denver, Colorado.

Avondale’s entry, Business in Brief, won top honors, receiving the prestigious Savvy Award in the Graphic Design Publication category. Two other marketing entries from Avondale were selected as finalists: The city took second place with a Silver Circle award in the category for Printed Publications/Reports and an Award of Excellence in the Digital Interactive Newsletter category.

Savvy Awards are presented each year in multiple categories. The Savvies salute skilled and effective city, county, agency or district professionals who have creatively planned and carried out successful innovations in communications and marketing.

According to 3CMA, more than 700 entries from 213 jurisdictions were submitted from across the country this year. Avondale’s community relations department has won several awards in the Savvy competition over the past two decades for innovative and creative communications.

Founded in 1988, 3CMA is the leading organization for local governments that are innovating new and better ways of communicating with their citizens. For more information about 3CMA, visit