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North Orange County Community College District Wins National Award

Townsend Public Affairs is proud to congratulate our client, North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD) and its School of Continuing Education, for winning the Silver Medallion of Achievement for a Government Relations Project at the 2013 National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District 6 Conference in Tempe, Arizona. The winning campaign was a joint effort of Townsend Public Affairs, NOCCCD, and the School of Continuing Education, which educated state legislators about the negative impact that the Governor’s Budget proposal and Senate Bill 173 would have to the California community college system’s noncredit education funding structure and commitment to access. A lobbying coalition of like-minded organizations and agencies, as well as Members of the Senate and Assembly Education Committees, Budget Committees, and the Department of Finance successfully amended the proposal and held Senate Bill 173 as a two-year bill to allow more time to work on the policy issues for community college districts.