City of Menifee Newsletter Wins Award in California Contest

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Menifee Matters, the city’s newsletter, won a California Association of Public Information Officers award of merit recently.

The newsletter competed in the "External Newsletter" category against other entries from California cities and government agencies with varying audience populations and community outreach budgets.

CAPIO is a professional association for communications professionals, many of whom represent California cities or government agencies.

"One of our top priorities is to effectively communicate with Menifee residents and to provide information about city news, events and services," said City Manager Rob Johnson. "We are thrilled to announce that our main tool for community outreach, Menifee Matters, was recognized by communications and public information professionals as an award winning piece."

Officials judged the external newsletter entries on design, layout, content, execution of stated goals, and project cost. The other two winners in the category were the City of Carlsbad and Eastern Municipal Water District.

Menifee Matters is produced three times each year in the winter, summer and fall. It features city news, construction updates for major projects, special event details and information about city services. Newsletters are mailed to Menifee households and are available at City Hall, libraries and community centers. An electronic version of current and past newsletters is available on the city’s website at

The next issue, due out at the end of June, will debut a new look and registration process for the city’s recreation classes, events and senior activities. For more information, contact Julie Woodruff at 951-672-6777 or


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