It was all smiles last night for MGA and its clients from the Rocky Mountain Arsenal at PRSA Colorado’s annual Gold Pick Awards, at which three of our client contacts were recognized as the 2012 Businessmen of the Year.
Together, these three manage a public-private partnership that has transformed the Rocky Mountain Arsenal from an environmental cleanup site into a premier urban national wildlife refuge, and communications has been a critical component to the project’s ongoing success. We are pleased to see PRSA Colorado recognize their continuous and unwavering commitment to public involvement, to address community concerns and build consensus about the environmental cleanup and future use of the site.
|From left: 2012 PRSA Colorado President (and MGAer!) Sarah Rasmussen, Charlie Scharmann, Steve Berendzen, Gold Pick Emcee Erika Napoletano, and Roger Shakely.|
For years, Charlie, Roger and Steve have supported a full range of communications activities to engage stakeholders in meaningful dialogue. This program includes community advisory boards, tours and special events; speakers bureaus; media relations; social media; qualitative and quantitative research; government relations; print, web and video materials development; philanthropic partnerships; and more. They understand the importance of educating and engaging audiences in a wide number of ways.
What makes these leaders stand out is their personal involvement in all these activities. They regularly meet with community members, serve on community boards and ensure the Arsenal remains an accountable community partner.
They and their predecessors have set the bar high on effective and meaningful public outreach. The result of their leadership in managing the transition of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Superfund site into a National Wildlife Refuge, just 10 miles from downtown Denver, will benefit the citizens of Colorado and tourists for decades to come.
Congratulations to Charlie, Roger and Steve!