Friday - September 18, 2015

HDD Pullback video wins 3CMA Savvy Award

The Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership has won the first place Savvy Award from the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) for its video about the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) process used to install 3,900 feet of water pipe under the Willamette River. The award was presented Sept. 10 during the 3CMA national conference in Atlanta.

“We’re very pleased to be selected for this prestigious award by 3CMA in recognition of our effective communications efforts," said Joel Komarek, P.E., project director. “The video does an impressive job explaining what is a very complex process of trenchless pipeline construction, and we’re honored to have those efforts acknowledged by our peers.”

The Savvy Awards, held in conjunction with 3CMA’s annual conference, recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing and citizen-government relationships. 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. This year, 3CMA received more than 700 entries in 36 categories.

The HDD video also received an Award of Excellence for Best Video from the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association in April of this year.

Watch the LOTW Pullback video below.