Western’s Community Engagement Programs Take Home Top Honors by Rachel McGuire Nov 14, 2017 Member Submitted News RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Western Municipal Water District’s (Western) received six top honors from the Public Relations Society of America-Inland Empire Chapter (PRSA-IE) for its efforts demonstrating an ongoing commitment to transparency and excellence in public-sector communications programs and projects. “Meaningful and transparent communication with our customers is a top priority to Western,” said Western’s General Manager John Rossi. “We are pleased that our outreach efforts received such a prestigious award from our local chapter of PRSA, a nationally recognized and respected association, honoring our commitment to open and accessible communication.” Western received the following six awards: La Sierra Pipeline Construction Relations Program – Polaris Award – Community Relations and Overall Public Relations categories Altman Media Day – Capella Award – Media Relations category The Splash – Polaris Award – Internal Communications and Video categories On Tap Hard Copy – Polaris Award – Newsletter category Entries were judged by senior-level public relations practitioners from a PRSA sister chapter. Polaris Awards are presented to submissions that score 90 to 100 points; Capella Awards are presented to entries that receive 75 to 89 points out of 100.The awards were given out at the Inland Empire Chapter’s annual awards program. Formed in 1965, the PRSA-IE brings together public relations professionals in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. This chapter is part of the Public Relations Society of America, headquartered in New York City, and is the world’s largest professional organization for public relations professionals, with more than 30,000 members, organized into 100-plus chapters nationwide, who represent business and industry, counseling firms, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations.