Two of the city’s publications were recognized by the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society. The Municipal Calendar received the 2009 Silver Summit Award for Print Publications, and PLAY magazine received the 2009 Gold Summit Award for Print Publications.

In addition the Communicator Awards, the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals, recognized the city’s Annual Report and Roanoke Citizen magazine with Gold Communicator Awards, and the Municipal Calendar with a Silver Communicator Award.