2018 NAGW Pinnacle Awards Accepting Early Entries

The National Association of Government Web Professionals is excited to announce that early entries for the 2018 NAGW Pinnacle Awards sponsored by Siteimprove are being accepted Tuesday, March 13 through Monday, April 30.

The NAGW Pinnacle Awards recognize the best in city, county, state, and federal government websites, and non-governmental organization (NGO) websites, as well as achievements in microsite and special site features. Winners will be announced at the 2018 NAGW National Conference Awards Banquet in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Thursday, September 13.

The cost for each early entry is $75 for members (regularly $125) and $175 for non-members. If you are not a member and would like to take advantage of the member early registration fee, click here to join NAGW today.

Visit this link to submit your entry and for more information about the NAGW Pinnacle Awards.

Enter today and your website could be announced as one of the finalists for the 2018 NAGW Pinnacle Awards!

Keynotes for 2018 Conference Announced

The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) is pleased to announce an outstanding lineup of keynote speakers for the organization’s 2018 National Conference to be held Sept 12 - 14 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Conference registration will open on April 2.

“This year we have an inspiring lineup of keynote speakers who are certain to deliver interesting, engaging and highly-informative presentations,” said NAGW President, Leslie Labrecque. “We anticipate these keynote speakers and the their areas of expertise will appeal to a wide audience.”

Erica Raleigh

Erika Raleigh

Erica Raleigh is the Executive Director of Data Driven Detroit, a social enterprise whose mission is to provide accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive informed decision-making. After a decade of experience working in Detroit’s community development ecosystem, Erica still believes strongly in the power of data to ensure the efficacy of programs that improve quality of life.  She has her Masters in Urban Planning from Wayne State University and is a published author in the Journal of Urban Affairs.


Sue B Zimmerman

Sue Zimmerman

Sue B Zimmerman is the industry go-to Instagram marketing educator. Her high-energy and passion for teaching social media is evident from the moment she takes the stage through her closing comments. She thrives off interacting with audience members, event attendees, and fellow speakers often making herself available post-presentation to continue to the conversation.

Sue is a popular CreativeLive instructor and has been a featured speaker at the largest social media conference Social Media Marketing World. She has also taken the stage at Social Media Camp, ONTRApalooza, and Social Media Day San Diego, as well as specialty industry events such as GIFTE, UWColorado, and Romance Travel Forum.


Abby Covert

Abby Covert

Abby Covert is a staff information architect at Etsy. She specializes in delivering a collaborative information architecture process and teaching those that she works with along the way. She speaks and writes under the pseudonym Abby the IA, focusing on sharing information architecture content with those working within the design and technology communities. She is the author of “How to Make Sense of Any Mess” a book about information architecture for everybody. She also holds credit for the invention of World IA Day.




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Who Should Attend? 

The NAGW National Conference focuses on the professional development of government web professionals from all levels of government. Our diverse topics cater to both technical and non-technical audiences including webmasters, programmers, PIOs, designers, managers and CIOs. 

Outstanding Value 

The conference fee includes: 

  • Three keynote presentations 
  • 28 session topic choices 
  • Networking with peers and presenters 
  • Online conference materials 
  • Select post-conference session videos 
  • Majority of meals: 
    • Opening Reception Tues evening 
    • Breakfast Wed / Thurs / Fri 
    • Lunch Wed / Thurs 
    • Snacks Wed / Thurs 
    • Pinnacle Awards Dinner / Thurs 
  • NAGW Nightime Networking (n3
  • Direct contact with sponsors 

View the 2018 Executive Summary >>

NAGW Elects Officers

The NAGW Board of Directors held elections for officers during a special board meeting on Wednesday, November 1. The officers for the 2017-2018 term are:

  • President: Leslie Labrecque (At Large Director)
  • Treasurer: Jay Eason (At Large Director)
  • Secretary: Barbara Belli (East Region Director)

During the special meeting, Jennifer Chapman officially began her term as South Region Director, succeeding Alicia Brown. We are sorry to see Alicia go and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.