Mr. Tipton,After asking for input from my colleagues, I was given the following communities to look into:Lenexa, KS - Lenexa Star. The Lenexa Communications Team needed to revamp their antiquated newsletter. It decided to dump the monthly print newsletter in favor of a weekly newsletter, and set ambitious goals while doing so. The team should be commended for its very clear and quantifiable ‘Intended Goals or Outcomes’: It wanted to decrease the number of ‘All Staff’ emails – which it did dramatically, and feature employees from every department and division throughout the year, which it also did. It made the newsletter more fun through contests. It also constantly reinforced the six core values of the city. McKinney, TX - Annual Report. The McKinney team did an exceptional job leveraging the medium – there is a video on almost every page. Its use of graphics is excellent – they contain good information and are very reader friendly. Links to more information are included throughout the report. The sectioning and design of the report are excellent as well. We love the page ‘Accolades.’ There is a lot in this report for other cities and counties to learn from, and perhaps tweak for their own jurisdiction and audience. Asheville, NC - One Asheville. Employee Intranet One Asheville is a nice, highly polished entry showcasing a very good employee intranet. Great use of interactive elements - like the ability for employee's to create profiles and participate in blogs. Great tie into the City of Asheville's external web presence with the consistent color scheme.