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Board of Directors
The Board of Directors represent each region within the organization and are charged with organizing the annual meeting, forming special committees, and of greatest importance, promoting membership in the Association to their member regions.
Contact the Board
- E-mail the NAGW Board: email@example.com
- Mailing address: NAGW, Inc., 86 Woodstone Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866
Northwest Region (9) Director
Graphic & Web Specialist, Albany, Oregon
Matt joined the City of Albany in 2003 as the Graphic & Web Specialist. His responsiblities include the coding and design of all public sites, managing the City's presence on social media, as well as all print work for the City.
Matt has his degree in Art and Graphic Design from Lewis & Clark College.
He joined the NAGW Board in November 2005 and has been board president since October 2011.
Northeast Region (3) Director
Web Manager, Morris County, NJ
In 1993, Carol was hired by the County of Morris Information Systems Division as Special Project manager. Carol wrote Morris County’s 1996–2000 Information Technology Strategic Plan. She was project manager for the selection and implementation of a new County finance system. Carol had taught herself HTML in order to put her town on the web in 1996. When several County departments asked for websites, she was assigned the projects. Carol now serves as Web Manager for Morris County, having responsibility for all public-facing websites, social media, and the intranet. Carol graduated from Bates College in Lewiston Maine in 1974 with a Bachelor’s degree in French.
Carol was appointed as part of the original NAGW Board of Directors and remains the NAGW Treasurer (past 2006–2009 Treasurer).
Mountain Region (7) Director
Manager of Web-based Communication, City and County of Broomfield, CO
Joel grew up in Colorado. He came from a journalism family -- his dad and brother were in radio for many years. He started out as a photojournalist with his work appearing in daily newspapers, magazines and books. With the onset of the Internet and his love of working with computers he turned his career emphasis to the Web and IT in the mid-90s, and has been with it ever since.
Joel continues to enjoy photography and writing, especially with living in one of the most beautiful regions of the United States.
Midwest Region (1) Director
Web Technologies Coordinator, City of Minnetonka, MN
Marc Drummond has been the web technologies coordinator for the city of Minnetonka since September 2004, tackling the web and graphic design needs for the city. One of his biggest projects has been redesigning the city's Web site, eminnetonka.com, from the ground up.
Marc grew up in Minnesota, graduated with a BA in English from Albion College in Michigan, and took classes after work for three years to earn a Certificate in Web Design as well as a Certificate in Electronic Publishing from Minneapolis Community and Technical College.
Lakes Region (2) Director
Web Administrator, City of St. Charles, IL
Carolyn Shannon lives in and works for the City of St. Charles, Illinois as their Web Administrator, managing development and design for five City websites. Carolyn’s been in the tech industry for 25 years building computer networks, writing applications, managing IT departments and projects, and building websites and web applications. She has worked with Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, and ColdFusion-based content management systems, and is the founder of the Drupal on Windows group on Drupal.org. Carolyn believes passionately in the power of technology to bring people together and make government more transparent and helpful to its community.
Carolyn has master's degree in history and bachelor's degree in humanities from the University of Chicago. In her spare time, Carolyn likes to run, knit, and chase after her kids.
East Region (4) Director
Webmaster, City of Wilmington, DE
Barbara began her career in television production as the ultimate hyphenate—producer/director/editor/host/voiceover artist/camera person—and parlayed those experiences into a successful career as webmaster for the City of Wilmington, Delaware where I became another hyphenate—website manager/graphic designer/photographer/
videographer/social media manager. Wearing many hats is what we all do in this business. It can be frustrating at times—many times—but I don’t think I would have it any other way.
South Region (5) Director
This seat is currently open.
John R. Nixon
Gulf Region (6) Director
Corporate Marketing/Communications Consultant, City of Austin, TX
In Austin, John works closely with 13-client departments on corporate marketing-communications strategies, as well as writing copy for the Web, analyzing online consumer trends and planning social media marketing campaigns incollaboration with City's content management team. John's professional focus remains on improving public sector communications through outreach that addresses organizational missions in creative and innovative ways.
John has a dual, bachelor of science degree from Appalachian State University in Electronic Media/Broadcasting with a concentration in Production and in Music Industy Studies with a concentration in Management, in addition to his minor of General Business. He also has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a concentration in Public Management. In 2009, he completed the Municipal Administration certificate program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In his spare time, John likes to keep track of emerging technologies, go surf fishing, work on his 1974 CJ5 and spend time playing with his daughter.
West Region (8) Director
Webmaster, City of Santa Clarita, CA
Ryan has served as the Webmaster for the City of Santa Clarita since 2006. In 2007 he was instrumental in launching the City’s social media presence on Twitter and later Facebook. In Ryan also spearheaded a complete redesign and restructuring of the City’s main site, santa-clarita.com, in 2009. In addition to his everyday duties as Webmaster he continually looks for innovative ways to engage the citizens of Santa Clarita via open and transparent government.
Ryan is also very involved in the community as evidenced by receiving the 40 Under 40 award from the Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal in 2010. He graduated from the University of La Verne with a B.A. in Business Administration and has two small children.