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2013 NAGW Pinnacle Award Recipients Announced

2013 Pinnacle Awards

The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW), the leading organization for local government web professionals, announced its annual Pinnacle Award winners at the 2013 conference in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 26, 2013.

Matt Harrington, NAGW board president, made the announcement Thursday evening at the Seelbach Hilton Louisville hotel. “The Pinnacle Awards represent the best in government websites from among NAGW members. Our judges are continually impressed at the level of excellence displayed by all of our entries. This year was no exception.” he said.


Government Technology Highlights #NAGW2013 Friday Focus

The NAGW 2013 Friday Focus on Emergency Online Communications was highlighted by Government Technology Magazine on its website, GovTech.com, and in its daily e-newsletter.  The article, entitled "Social Media and Emergency Management to Collide, discusses the importance of government communicators and emergency managers coming together to "cross-pollinate before disasters happen, not during those difficult periods" in the midst of an emergency.  This collaboration is the subject of the entire day on Friday at #NAGW2013. 

Registrants can come for the entire conference, or sign up for just the day on Friday.  Registration information is here: http://nagw.org/conference/2013/registration

 


NAGW Congratulates Digital Counties Winners

Rockaway, NJ -  The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) is extremely proud to announce that, of the four counties taking top billing in the Center for Digital Governments's 2013 Digital Counties Survey, two are NAGW members.

NAGW member counties Montgomery County, MD and Chesterfield County, VA "earned top rankings in their respective population categories for effectively and efficiently using digital technologies to serve their citizens, streamline operations and achieve measurable benefits," according to Government Technology.

Montgomery County, MD took top honors in the category with 500,000 or more in population.   Montgomery County was cited for "tackling the issue of open data and transparency like few counties have".


NAGW Offers Excellent Training and Networking Opportunities

Rockaway, NJ - The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) has launched an outreach campaign to municipal, county and regional associations of governments.  

Today's citizens expect a wealth of government information online.  State legislatures are mandating transparency.  The US Department of Justice is considering mandating that all local government websites be fully accessible.  Citizens expect government websites to be fully functional on tablets and smartphones.  And, as statistic show, citizens are turning to social media during emergencies in rapidly expanding numbers. 

NAGW resources can help government agencies gain the knowledge they need to meet these these challenges. 

Managed by a Board of Directors comprised entirely of local government web professionals, NAGW offers its members a variety of resources: 

  • an active listserv, where more than 750 web professionals get answers to technical and policy questions;

2012 Board of Directors election results announced

The results of NAGW’s 2012 Board of Directors elections were announced at the annual members meeting, held Thursday, September 15 during NAGW’s 2011 National Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Seats for NAGW’s five odd-numbered regions were up for election this year, as well as Region 6, Gulf, due to a mid-term vacancy last year.


NAGW response to Federal Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding accessibility

The National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW.org) submitted a response to the USDOJ Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making, CRT Docket No. 110, (Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities and Public Accommodations) on January 24, 2011.