Make Goleta Count Video Takes Home Gold Telly

The City of Goleta is pleased to have learned that the Make Goleta Count census video won a prestigious Gold Telly Award. The gold trophy was given to TV Santa Barbara, the region’s community media access center that operates channels 17 and 71, for the production of the video. The City of Goleta had a 76% Census completion rate, the highest completion percentage in Santa Barbara County. Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards are the premier award honoring outstanding content for television and cable, digital and streaming, and non-broadcast distribution. The Make Goleta Count! video can be watched online here.

“It’s a great honor for TV Santa Barbara to be recognized for excellence in video, especially during a year where video storytelling was more important than ever and we had to navigate around so many production challenges,” said Erik Davis, Executive Director of TVSB. “We are thrilled with all the awards, but the Gold award is especially meaningful because of importance of the 2020 Census and the incredible results achieved by the City of Goleta.”

City of Goleta Community Relations Manager Kelly Hoover said, “We were so pleased with how the Make Goleta Count commercial turned out and are not surprised it took home the Gold Telly Award. TV Santa Barbara really captured the heart and soul of our community in this video and we are so proud of it.”

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Images below from the City’s “Make Goleta Count” video