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: board@nagw.org
  • Mailing address: NAGW, Inc., 86 Woodstone Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866

Marc Drummond, President
Midwest Region Director

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Web Technologies Coordinator, City of Minnetonka, MN
E-mail: midwest@nagw.org

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.

Ryan Drake, Treasurer
West Region Director

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Webmaster, City of Santa Clarita, CA
E-mail: west@nagw.org

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.

Carolyn Shannon, Secretary
Lakes Region Director

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Web Administrator, City of St. Charles, IL
E-mail: lakes@nagw.org

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.

Katya Wowk
Northeast Region Director

E-mail: northeast@nagw.org

Barbara Belli
East Region Director

Barbara Belli

Webmaster, City of Wilmington, DE
E-mail: east@nagw.org

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.

John R. Nixon
South Region Director

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Corporate Marketing/Communications Consultant, City of Austin, TX
E-mail: johnn@nagw.net

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 completed his undergraduate education at Appalachian State University and received a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He's also an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Municipal Administration program. 

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 children.

Paulette Neal-Allen
Mountain Region Director

Systems Analyst II, City of Thornton, CO
E-mail: mountain@nagw.org 

Paulette Neal-Allen is a Systems Analyst for the City of Thornton, Colorado, with 14 years of experience working on web projects from the IT perspective. She has been an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology at Colorado Technical University. Paulette also has an MCSD in Microsoft .NET technologies.

In her spare time (ha ha!) Paulette likes to spend time with her husband playing silly trivia games, play with her 8 (soon to be 9!) grandkids, play bass guitar in the praise band at church, and read.

Leslie Labrecque
Director At Large

Webmaster, City of Boulder, CO
E-mail: lesliel@nagw.net

Leslie Labrecque has worked in technology and the web for over 14 years, having held the position of Webmaster for the City of Boulder since 2002. At that time, she began managing several websites using static HTML-based systems. In 2006 she implemented the city’s first web content management system (CMS), Joomla, which sparked her love for open source software solutions. Following this effort, Leslie then initiated the city’s social media presence in 2008 with Twitter and Facebook integration. Her most recent project was to redesign the bouldercolorado.gov website with responsive design techniques along with a co-managed open source CMS with the City of Arvada. Leslie holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and Business Management from the University of Phoenix and a Master’s of Science in Computer Information Technology from Regis University. She is a wife and mother of two whose spare time often consists of sewing and video games.

Jay Eason
Director At Large

City of Ankeny, IA
E-mail: jaye@nagw.net

Finance Director
Carol Spencer

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Web Manager, Morris County, NJ
E-mail: CarolS@nagw.net

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 served as the NAGW Treasurer. In 2013, Carol was appointed as NAGW Finance Director

Conference Director
Chris Audano

Senior Programmer/Analyst, City of Overland Park, KS
E-mail: Chris.Audano@opkansas.org

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