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San Bernardino County’s Graphic Design Unit wins 13 awards

San Bernardino County’s Graphic Design Unit was awarded some of the highest honors in our region from the American Advertising Federation-Inland Empire. The Graphics Design Unit was lauded for the unique and effective way they advertise County departments and programs to the public.

The American Advertising Federation-Inland Empire awarded the Graphic Design Unit the following:

  • One Gold Award for the Amazon HQ2 Proposal Package for the Economic Development Agency
  • Five Silver Awards for the State of the County campaign, Retail and Development Catalog, By the Numbers Video and Our County Your Opportunity Video – all for the County’s Economic Development Agency; and County Fire’s 2016-17 Annual Report.
  • Seven Bronze Awards for the Local to Global Brochure, the Amazon Proposal Booklet, the Elevate Your Game Event, the CatchOur Drift? Video – all for the County’s Economic Development Agency; the 2016-17 Annual Report and Generation Go Logo for the Workforce Development Board; and the Housing Authority’s 2016-17 Annual Report.

The American Advertising Federation-Inland Empire was established in 1905 and is the only organization to include members across all disciplines and career levels in advertising. The federation has established 15 districts across the United States who actively engage in local, district, regional and national competitions to honor the best in advertising.

The County’s Graphic Design Unit includes Axel Colin, Edson Yu, Natassja Avalos, Emeree Pamilar and Laura Loper. Click here to view their award-winning work.

Government Works: Graphic Design Unit wins nine awards

Final Government Works StampThe County’s Graphic Design Unit won nine bronze “ADDY” awards from the Inland Empire American Advertising Awards held on March 18 at the Mission Inn in Riverside.

The American Advertising Awards is one of the largest advertising competitions in the nation. Thousands of advertising and design firms – both private and public sector – enter this prestigious industry competition.

This was the first time the County has entered the competition.

Click here to view the Graphic Design Unit’s winning artwork, which includes the County logo and the SB Strong logo.

This is an example of how Government Works.

Government Works: County Purchasing Department wins procurement award

2014 AEP Winner Graphic tallFinal Government Works StampThe San Bernardino County Purchasing Department has received the 2014 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award from the National Procurement Institute.  The Purchasing Department obtains materials, equipment, and services in excess of $800 million annually that are essential to providing services to the citizens of San Bernardino County.

The AEP program is recognized and endorsed by the National Institute for Government Purchasing and several other national and state organizations as the mark of excellence in public procurement.  San Bernardino County achieved a high score based on criteria identified by the Institute, representative of industry best practices including innovation, professionalism, productivity, and leadership attributes of the procurement organization.

“Receiving this award is an honor, and serves as a reminder to the staff that its hard work and adherence to high standards is recognized and appreciated,” said Director Laurie Rozko.  She adds, “Several staff members were also recently credentialed as by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC), which is also recognized throughout the public procurement profession.”  The coveted Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) credentials demonstrate individual competence and comprehensive knowledge of public procurement.

On a daily basis, buyers and procurement staff conduct competitive bidding processes often involving complex subject matter and government regulations, and work in tandem with County Finance to plan and monitor processes that are critical to internal controls and budgetary goals.

This is an example of how Government Works.

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