CRANBERRY TWP — The township staff has been honored by the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors for its communication efforts to keep its residents informed. Brenda Wilt, spokesman for the association, said Cranberry received first place in Social Media for its Facebook page, Twitter feeds, and YouTube channel in its 45th Annual Township Citizen Communication Contest. This is the second year in a row Cranberry was honored for its communications efforts. It also received second place in the Class 1 Newsletters category for townships with populations more than 10,000, and third place in the websites category. “We work diligently to keep Cranberry’s residents, workers, and visitors informed of what is happening in the community. Communication is not only a top priority for us but a daily focus,” township manager Jerry Andree said. “It is a true honor to receive this distinction from the PSATS,” said Bruce Mazzoni, chairman of the township board of supervisors. “In such a growing, engaged community, strong communication efforts are critical. Cranberry Township is privileged to have residents who are passionate about the community and enthusiastic about interacting with the local government. The township’s efforts in making those connections easy, timely, and seamless are invaluable,” Wilt said. The annual contest recognizes townships that have successfully communicated programs and activities to citizens. Wilt said, “The purpose of the contest is to encourage and recognize effective communication with township residents.” All entries were judged on the usefulness of information presented and how well the information was communicated to residents. Publications also were judged on their overall attractiveness and readability. The association represents 1,454 second class townships.