John Wayne Airport received a 2021 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for our “Welcome Back” campaign. The Airport received the Civic Education and Public Information category award, which recognizes programs that enrich the public’s understanding of county government and elevate awareness of county services.
The Airport created the Welcome Back campaign to restore confidence, assuring the public that the Airport is implementing all necessary health and safety precautions, and we look forward to welcoming them back when they are ready or need to fly. The ongoing campaign includes media releases, colorful roadway banners and Terminal signage, lighthearted social media messaging, newsletter and blog posts, website alerts, videos, livestream musical performances, and guest experience and promotional outreach conducted throughout the Airport.
The NaCo awards are a national program designed to recognize innovations in county government. Awards are given in 18 different categories reflecting the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. This year, NACo received 844 entries from counties and state associations in 28 states.