Jessica Milcetich, GSA Digital Media Strategist, in the Office of Citizen Services and Technology, recently received the National Association of Government Communicators Communicator of the Year Award for 2015.
The panel of judges cited Milcetich’s ability to effectively communicate election information to the public in a fun and interactive fashion. Also contributing to her award was her implementation and coordination of several successful social media campaigns, her work on the USA.gov blog, and a holiday safety initiative. Milcetich’s metrics showed the extensive effectiveness of her various campaigns, which set her apart from other candidates.
The award is presented annually to a government communicator who has helped instill public trust by effectively presenting accurate, timely and meaningful information, sometimes under exceptional circumstances. NAGC members are editors, writers, graphic artists, video professionals, broadcasters, photographers, information specialists and agency spokespersons.
“The award specifically mentions the work I did through Twitter during the mid-term elections. Throughout the day, I monitored trending hashtags looking for people who were struggling to vote that day by providing polling place information. I was able to help several people find the information they needed to vote.”
Milcetich has been with GSA for more than 6 years.