Clockwise from top left: Emma Iannacone, Public Information Officer; Coroner Torey Danner; JR Farnsworth, Chief Deputy Coroner; Jack Siler Sherlock, social media intern
Teamwork really made the dream work for Bannock County at the Idaho Press Club Awards last weekend.
The Idaho Press Club announced its Best of 2022 Award winners on April 29. For the first time submitting to the awards, Bannock County was recognized in the “public relations, media campaign” category.
The first-place award was presented to Emma Iannacone, public information officer; Jack Siler Sherlock, social media intern; Coroner Torey Danner; and JR Farnsworth, Chief Deputy to the Coroner.
The team was honored for their media campaign to promote the Next of Kin Registry to Bannock County residents. This international registry stores people’s next of kin and emergency medical information so that coroners and law enforcement can notify families in the event of a death.
“I’m proud of the team effort between the Coroner’s Office, Emma, and Jack to get the word out for an important program that benefits families everywhere,” said Commissioner Jeff Hough.
Submission requirements for the Media Campaign category include online, print, audio, or broadcast materials contributing to a series of communications related to a single project, product launch, or event. The team submitted videos, social media posts, press releases, radio PSAs, and other media.
For more information about the Next of Kin Registry or to register your next of kin, please visit bannockcounty.gov/coroner.