People love to watch videos…for fun and to learn. Lakewood is fortunate to have a city TV crew that, for more than 30 years, has produced award-winning videos that inform, educate and entertain Lakewood residents about city services, history and events.
The Lakewood team won top honors this year for three videos at the regional meeting of the National Association of Telecommunication Officers. There were 45 categories in competition with more than 300 entries.
Lakewood’s winning videos were:
- 2016 Lakewood Annual Report Video: “Tour Bus Transformation,” which humorously informs residents of what the city accomplished in 2016 and what’s coming in 2017. The video was a creative parody of the “Men In Black” movie series. You can see it at www.lakewoodcity.org/annualreportvideo.
- “Random Act of Helpfulness” highlights a teacher and an instructional aide at Cleveland Elementary School in Lakewood who have made a big difference in the lives of hundreds of local deaf and hard of hearing students. The educators were recently honored by the Southern California Helpful Honda Dealers. You can watch the video at www.lakewoodcity.org/RandomActTeachervideo.
- Garnering a special award for a “Teen or Youth Audience” was the video entitled “Teaching Young Minds A Health Care Pathway.” The video, available at www.lakewoodcity.org/MedicalOutreachvideo, focuses on a unique program that helps local high school students explore careers in the medical field.
“Congratulations to our CityTV team for their creative work in producing these award-winning videos and for all the videos they do every year,” Mayor Diane DuBois said. “You can see all the great videos about Lakewood, including wonderful historical pieces, at www.lakewoodcity.org/CityTV.”