"He covers a range of interesting topics with clarity and eloquence."

– Judges in the Lone Star Awards, 2009, presented by the Houston Press Club

"Dave is a multifaceted communications specialist. He is a talented writer who can also direct other writers, develop and layout publications, ensure deadlines are met all while working on his own articles. As a sidebar - Dave interviewed me for an article he was working on for a separate publication and he made me feel very comfortable in the interview process. Dave Schafer and his strong communication skills are a valuable asset to his organization."

– Maria Irshad, CAPP, manager, city of Houston

"Dave takes the time to fully understand his clients needs. His work is exceptional and reflects his many years of journalism experience. I enjoyed working with him and you will too."

– Lara Junaid, CEO, Drive Me Bananas

"Savvy is a classy, inviting magazine that attracts, enlightens and showcases the employees of the City of Houston. Who could refuse to be informed in such a delightful way?”

– Houston Press Club, 2011, while naming City Savvy the best PR newsletter in Texas

"I've worked with Dave on publications and communication geared toward employees at the City of Houston. Dave is an excellent writer and very professional at all his tasks. Part of his job requires that he interview employees for stories and he really knows how to make people feel comfortable, get interesting information from the person and really make the story pop. He is an asset to any organization."

– Suzy Hartgrove, public affairs manager, city of Houston - Planning Department

"Dave is a thorough researcher and reporter who turns in clean copy that requires minimal revisions. He doggedly seeks out sources and writes compelling articles with a journalist’s touch. Top qualities: great results, personable, high integrity."

- Joni Hoffman, editor, The Buzz Magazines

"Dave is a responsive colleague and an energetic communications professional, a real go-getter. He is a solid writer who seems attuned to industry developments."

– Peter Radowick, communications manager, city of Houston - George R. Brown Convention Center

"Dave is an incredible person with a genuine pulse on the organization which he serves. He is a skilled writer and a great listener. Dave is a great addition to any organization."

– Marina Angelica Coryat, public information manager for Solid Waste Management Department, city of Houston

"City Savvy features great writing and interesting articles in a nice layout with wellplaced, eye-catching color. Using quality photography, City Savvy is a nice demonstration of the achievements of City employees. The reporting is balanced and City Savvy shows a diversity of topics and creativity.”

– Houston Press Club, 2006, while naming City Savvy the best PR newsletter in Texas

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