Former Lexington Mayor named Communicator of the Year

By Ryan Worthen, PRSA

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Thoroughbred Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has named former Lexington Mayor Jim Gray as Communicator of the Year. The award was presented to Gray at the chapter’s annual Thoroughbred Awards luncheon on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

“Mayor Gray’s strong communication skills and vibrant enthusiasm for the city of Lexington helped him bring positive change throughout his eight years in office,” said Natalie Cunningham, president of the Thoroughbred Chapter PRSA. “We are grateful for the mayor’s leadership and are pleased to recognize him with this distinguished honor.”

Other PRSA Thoroughbred Awards included (scroll down for photo gallery):

  • Oakwood Hazelwood Brand Identity by Bluegrass.org – Community Champion “Place” Award
  • Simply Home Exhibit by Kentucky Housing Corporation – Community Champion “Place” Award
  • EKU Homecoming 2018 by Eastern Kentucky University – Social Media “Show” Award
  • Dean Builds Website by Wiser Strategies – Website “Win” Award
  • “Junior Overcomes Violence, Injuries to Succeed” by Eastern Kentucky University – “Place” Award (Student Category)
  • EKU Legislative Briefing Booklet by Eastern Kentucky University – Brochure “Place” Award
  • “Closing the Gap – Two EKU Professors Grasp the Economic Value of Climbers in Kentucky’s Poorest Regions” by Eastern Kentucky University – Feature Writing “Show” Award
  • The Pipeline: Internal Publication by Columbia Gas of Kentucky – Internal Publications “Win” Award
  • EKU Magazine by Eastern Kentucky University – Internal Publications “Place” Award
  • Partners in Care video by Frontier Nursing University – Multimedia “Place” Award
  • Teleworks USA: Bringing a World of Opportunity Home by Wiser Strategies – Multimedia “Win” Award
  • EKU 2018 Happy Holidays video by Eastern Kentucky University – Multimedia “Place” Award
  • Hope for a New Life by Bluegrass.org – Multimedia “Win” Award
  • KET50 by Kentucky Educational Television – Multimedia “Win” Award
  • EKU Science Building Phase 2 LEED by Eastern Kentucky University – Multimedia “Show” Award
  • Student Feature – Horace Hunter by Eastern Kentucky University – Multimedia “Place” Award
  • Kentucky is the Greatest Place in the World to be a Horse Person – Saddlebreds by UK Ag Equine Programs – Multimedia “Place” Award
  • The Pipeline: Employee Newsletter by Columbia Gas of Kentucky – Newsletter “Place” Award
  • Targeted Email Series: KET Passport Picks by Kentucky Educational Television – Newsletter “Win” Award
  • 2018 CPE Reports by Eastern Kentucky University – Newsletter “Show” Award
  • Digger Dog Children’s Storybook by Fahlgren Mortine of Ohio – Special Purpose Publication “Win” Award
  • We Are Bluegrass. We Can Help. 2018 Annual Report by Bluegrass.org – Special Purpose Publication “Win” Award
  • Campus Updates Booklet by Eastern Kentucky University – Special Purpose Publication “Place” Award
  • Special KHC Commemorative Challenge Coin by Kentucky Housing Corporation – Special Purpose Publication “Place” Award
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