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May 25, 2006

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Kansas City Scout Earns National Applause for Public Outreach

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. – Government communicators throughout the country awarded Kansas City Scout top honors for two of its public outreach tools. The National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) recognized Scout with a First Place Blue Pencil Award for its project brochure at its annual conference in Baltimore, MD., May 25. Scout also received NAGC’s Gold Screen Award of Excellence for its project video.

“The awards are a great testament to our team effort here at Scout,” says Scout Director Ray Webb. “We truly strive to meet our public’s needs. Sometimes that’s difficult, and sometimes it’s as simple as letting the public know what we’re all about. That’s why our brochure and video have been so successful.”

Kansas City Scout is a bi-state traffic management system that uses technology such as closed-circuit cameras, electronic message boards, and sensors to monitor and manage traffic on more than 80 miles of local freeways. The Kansas and Missouri departments of transportation launched the Scout system in 2004 and jointly maintain and operate it.

The NAGC recognizes the best in writing, publications, print-related projects and programs, and campaigns produced by government communicators or for government agencies.


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