CCPIO Proudly Offers Congratulations to Florida PIO Craig Waters

Craig Waters, Director of the Public Information Office at the Florida Supreme Court, will receive the 2018 Pete Weitzel/Friend of the First Amendment Award from the First Amendment Foundation in a ceremony scheduled for March 14 at the Florida State University Law School in Tallahassee.

The nomination for the Pete Weitzel/Friend of the First Amendment Award was based on Mr. Waters’ tireless efforts as the public face in the weeks following the 2000 election. Barbara Petersen, President of the First Amendment Foundation, recalls, “Craig was instrumental in bringing the Court into the digital (and social media) age, and along with Chief Justice Kogan — was responsible for televising the Court’s oral arguments.”

The Pete Weitzel/Friend of the First Amendment Award was created to recognize the significant contribution made by Pete Weitzel, former managing editor of The Miami Herald, and founder and past president of the First Amendment Foundation, in the area of open government.

The Weitzel Award is given annually to someone in Florida who has made a significant contribution to the cause of furthering open government.

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