Join us as we honor David Cook with the very first Lifetime Achievement Award in Communications at the 2017 Mid-Florida Local Image and Wilton F. Martin Communicator of the Year Awards Gala on Thursday, April 27.   Mr. Cook, also known as “Mr. Marion County History,” is a retired Star-Banner editor and longtime Marion County historian who has exemplified the standards of ethical journalism in the community.

In addition to the special Lifetime Achievement Award, Individual and Institutional Wilton F. Martin Communicator of the Year nominees and winners will also be honored.

The 2017 individual nominees are: Ginger Broslat, APR, CPRC; Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC; Dr. Manal Fakhoury; Toni James, APR, CPRC; Margaret  Spontak; and Larry Whitler and Robin MacBlane.

The 2017 institutional nominees are: the College of Central Florida, Marion Cultural Alliance, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Measure Up Marion and United Way of Marion County.

In addition, the FPRA-Ocala Chapter will present Mid-Florida Image Awards in public relations excellence. The Image Awards recognize the very best examples of innovation, planning and design.

The gala reception begins at 5:30pm with dinner and award presentations to follow at 6:00pm.

For more information or to purchase your tickets, click HERE.