COTY-LogoEstablished in 2005 and renamed in 2011, the Wilton F. Martin, Sr. Communicator of the Year Awards recognize individuals and institutions who have demonstrated excellence in strategic communications to improve the quality of life in Marion County. Candidates do not have to be members of FPRA but must exemplify the highest professional standards in the communications field. Candidates may include journalists, educators, community/civic leaders and professionals from allied fields, including advertising and marketing. The Wilton F. Martin Communicators of the Year will be announced at the PaRade of Excellence Image Awards Gala on April 26, 2018 at the Medical Health Center. Until then, learn more about these communications maestros.

Click on the image of the nominees to be directed to the full nomination.


 Individual Nominees

Institutional Nominees

Final Salute to the 2017 Winners

Individual – Dr. Manal Fakhoury Institutional – Heart of Florida Health Center’s Measure Up Marion Project Lifetime Achievement Winner – David Cook