Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land’s videography team recently won seven state awards, including three best of Texas finishes, for efforts to make local government more accessible and transparent.
Digital Communications Manager Jake Schnitzer and Digital Journalist Roman Perez, of the Office of Communications, were recognized by the Texas Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors for some of the best work in Texas.
The TATOA awards showcase excellence in video programming in Texas and are among the most prestigious honors in government communications. In 2021, TATOA received a record number of submissions with 314 entries from 31 cities across Texas.
Schnitzer and Perez took home the following recognitions:
Sugar Land also received two honorable mentions in the humor and partner production categories.
“Jake and Roman are professional storytellers whose creative contributions to our city are indispensable,” said Communications Director Doug Adolph. “They work collaboratively with employees throughout the city to produce creative, professional content that makes governance more accessible and transparent, provides awareness of important services and programs, contributes to around-the-clock updates during emergencies and highlights the efforts of our champion employees who deliver the quality services our citizens expect. They are the best in the business and make a difference every day!”
TATOA is a professional non-profit association dedicated to educating and training its membership in the development, regulation and administration of cable television, internal communications networks and other telecommunications systems in order to more efficiently serve the local government organization and the general public.
Photo Caption: Pictured (L-R) are Perez and Schnitzer.