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mc government sealFreeholders honor County Graphic Artist and Public Information Officer

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented certificates of recognition to Department of Public Information and Tourism employees, Anthony DeSeno and Tricia Ring Wajda, for winning NACIO (National Association of County Information Officers) Awards of Excellence in their respective areas of work at the workshop meeting held on Tuesday, Aug. 20 in Freehold.

“I am so unbelievably proud to announce that Public Information and Tourism has added two more accolades to the Department’s resume on account of their topnotch work,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Department of Public Information and Tourism. “Since Anthony came to the County, he continues to exceed all expectations with each graphic visual that he creates. I cannot emphasize how special his creative ability is and how much his talents have helped the County.”

DeSeno, a Graphic Artist in the Department of Public Information and Tourism, won a NACIO Award of Excellence for Graphic Design and Special Graphics. He won first place in his category and ‘Best in Show’ out of all three graphic design categories for Recycling Rocky, a character that he created and illustrated to help promote recycling education in Monmouth County.


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Tricia Ring Wajda, Director of the Department of Public Information and Tourism, won a NACIO Award of Excellence for Speech Writing. She won second place in her category for a firefighter graduation speech.

“Not only does Tricia manage and run an entire Department, but she is also a quick-thinking, skilled Public Information Officer and writer,” said Freeholder Director Arnone. “I commend her, Anthony and the rest of the Public Information staff for their commitment to producing and disseminating County information to constituents.”

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