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Be a Speaker at #NAGW2018

The NAGW National Conference provides the perfect opportunity to share your expertise with a wide range of web professionals in local, state and federal government. NAGW is seeking presenters who are willing to share their knowledge and ideas on new technologies and trends at the 2018 NAGW National Conference. The focus of the conference is to bring together government web professionals from all levels of government who share similar goals and issues. The conference is open to anyone looking to enhance their skills and acquire knowledge on the latest trends in the web and government digital technologies. We welcome speakers from the public and private sector. If you have questions contact us

Deadline: Friday, January 26.

More information about the Call for Speakers >>

Season's Greetings!

Season's Greetings from NAGW!

The end of the year is a time to express gratitude and reflect on achievements. NAGW is thankful for the continued support of our members, sponsors, staff and volunteers. We realize that not everyone on our mailing list is a member but we also want to thank you for your continued interest in the organization and to ask for your help in spreading the word about NAGW.

Annual Dues Set to Increase January 1, 2018

A friendly reminder to our members that annual dues will increase January 1, 2018. The increase was announced at our September 2017 annual members’ meeting.

NAGW is committed to keeping costs affordable and even with the increase, our membership rates are still some of the lowest you will find for a professional organization. In order to pass the motion for an increase, we agreed to lock the new rates in for two years (new rates will apply through Dec 31, 2019).

The new rates are as follows

• NAGW Individual Member (Full and Associate): $150/year
• Multiple Agency Small (3 memberships): $400/year
• Multiple Agency Large (5 memberships): $650/year

 We know that raising membership rates is never a comfortable subject and we assure you that we will continue to be responsible stewards of all that we have built together over the years. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to your region directorour staff or directly to me.

Make Your Plans to Attend #NAGW2018

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.

Announcing the 2017 Pinnacle Award Winners

Leslie Labrecque and Suzy Christophersen

The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) announced its annual Pinnacle Award winners at the organization’s 2017 conference in San Diego, California. NAGW Secretary and East Region Director, Barbara Belli, made the announcement during the awards banquet held Sept 21 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla hotel.
The Pinnacle Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in government websites,” said NAGW President Leslie Labrecque.” NAGW congratulates all of the winners on the outstanding work they do."
Pinnacles Awards are judged by a group of web professionals inside and outside of the government web industry and are awarded to the best entries based on the following judging criteria: team size, content, organization, design, performance and flexibility, accessibility standards, and interactivity.
Awards were presented this year in each of four population categories for cities and counties as well as a Pinnacle award for state/federal agencies, microsites and special site features.
Additionally, the NAGW membership voted on the Members’ Choice Awards from among the entries in each category. Pinnacle Awards event sponsor Siteimprove, a leading provider of web governance software, presented the Sponsor’s Award to Baltimore County Maryland.

The Steven Michael Moore Pinnacle Award for excellence in a government web profession went to former NAGW Secretary and Mountain Region Director, Suzy Christophersen, from Boulder County, Colorado.
“This award embraces the legacy of our friend and colleague, Steve Moore, who passed away in January 2015," said Ms. Labrecque.​ Suzy was one of the founding members of NAGW and without her hard work and dedication we would not be an organization today. She continues to help our profession with her work on open data policy and standards. I am excited for Suzy to win this award as she genuinely deserves it.” ​

The following are the 2017 NAGW Pinnacle Award winners:

City/County Small Population Group (40,000 residents and fewer)

City/County Medium Low Population Group (40,001 – 95,000 residents)

City/County Medium High Population Group (95,001 – 150,000 residents)

City/County Large Population Group (150,000 residents and greater)


Microsite/Special Site Feature

Sponsor's Award presented by Siteimprove

Steven Michael Moore Pinnacle Award

  • Suzy Christophersen, Boulder County, Colorado

More information on the NAGW Pinnacle Awards