UT Teaching Tool for City Officials Earns Awards (210)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A computer program developed at the University of Tennessee to help elected city officials learn more about municipal operations has won two national awards.

Titled “Keys To Your City,” produced by the UT Center for Telecommunications and Video on compact disk, has earned a Bronze Telly Award from the National Telly Awards and the Silver Award of the International Television Association Multimedia Competition.

The National Telly Awards, founded in 1980, recognizes outstanding non-network and cable commercials and non-broadcast film, video and multimedia productions. The ITA competition recognizes the work of corporate, organizational and independent visual communicators.

“Keys To Your City” instructs elected officials on their city’s charter type, form of government, and departmental operations based on subject material developed by consultants from the UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service.

The CD-ROM program was developed for the UT Center for Government Training.

CTV’s Dr. Evelyn K. Jackson was producer, designer and writer on the project; P. Matt Ockenfels was multimedia director and programmer; and Cyndy Edmonds was graphics designer.

CTV, MTAS and CGT are agencies of UT’s Institute for Public Service.

Contact: Dr. Evelyn Jackson (423-974-1313)