WDBA Wins Award for Communication Management


Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has been honoured with yet another award for its communications practices. 

At a virtual awards ceremony on June 24, 2021, WDBA received a Virtuoso Award of Merit from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) London chapter, in the category of COVID-19 Response & Recovery Management and Communications.

The IABC adjudication committee acknowledged WDBA’s efforts to understand the needs of key audiences, the use of clear and consistent messages and the outstanding use of research and analysis to inform the direction and tactics of WDBA’s activities. They also commented on the management of technology challenges while maintaining a commitment to transparency and public engagement.

“Despite the ongoing challenges and shifting strategies that the pandemic has imposed, our team remained consistent and delivered because of their dedication and adaptability,” says Heather Grondin, WDBA’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs and External Relations. “We are honoured to be recognized by IABC London. This award speaks to the team members’ contributions, resilience and dedication to WDBA, the public, stakeholders and ultimately, the Gordie Howe International Bridge project.”

WDBA’s COVID-19 communications plan was previously recognized by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Toronto chapter with an Ovation Award of Merit. 
This is WDBA’s second Virtuoso Award of Merit from IABC London. In 2020, WDBA was recognized 2020 for its Community Benefits Plan. The Virtuoso Awards from IABC London are southwestern Ontario’s premier professional awards celebrating excellence in communications and the best in creative strategy and design.

You can view the list of winners on the Virtuoso Awards website.


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