Members' Choice Vote Now!

As an exclusive benefit for NAGW members, YOU choose the winners of the 2016 NAGW Pinnacle Members Choice Awards! Both full and associate members are eligible to vote for the member's choice awards. The last day to vote is September 2.

Vote for one finalist from each of the four categories:

  • City/County Small Population
  • City/County Medium Population
  • City/County Large Population
  • Microsite/Special Site Feature

Cast Your Vote Now >>

Keynotes for 2016 Conference Announced

The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) is pleased to announce an outstanding a lineup of keynote speakers for the organization’s 2016 National Conference to be held September 21-23 at the Wyndham Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. 

“We have a wonderful lineup of keynote speakers who are certain to deliver thought provoking, engaging and highly informative presentations,” said NAGW President, Leslie Labrecque. “We anticipate some very engaging sessions that will appeal to a wide audience.” We look forward to announcing our full conference program within the next few weeks. This year's conference is going to be awesome and you won't want to miss it! said Labrecque.

Joel Comm

Joel CommJoel Comm is an entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, public speaker, social media evangelist, and mobile marketing innovator. The leading authority on new media marketing tactics, Joel’s current specialty is using social media such as Facebook and Twitter to help companies market their brand. He was the creator of popular gaming websites as well as some top-ranked mobile apps, including iFart, one of the most talked about iPhone apps of all time.

Not just another social media expert, Joel has been building profitable and cutting-edge internet ventures since 1995. Joel’s publications include Twitter Power 3.0: How to Dominate your Market One Tweet at a Time (Wiley, 2015), The AdSense Code: What Google Never Told You About Making Money with AdSense and Social Poetry: Boosting Engagement and Encouraging Conversation by Using Inspirational, Educational and Entertaining Photoquotes.

Eileen Webb

Eileen Webb


Eileen Webb is a content strategist and cofounder of webmeadow, a firm that helps progressive organizations develop content and technology strategies to make the world a better place. She is also a content strategy workshop facilitator. Her background is in server-side coding and being that odd person who translates between the marketing and development teams. Eileen is also a frequent contributor at A List Apart. Her Twitter feed is equal parts content strategy and pictures of poultry.

Jeff Willinger

Jeff Willinger

Jeff Willinger is the Director of Social Business, Collaboration and the Digital Workspace at Rightpoint. He is an internationally recognized online influencer, analyst, and expert on all things web collaboration, enterprise social networking, and enterprise IT strategy. Jeff has been named one of the top SharePoint, Office 365 personalities in the world. He specializes in advising clients on social computing and enterprise software strategies, collaborative intranets and portals, mobile and increasing employee engagement and involvement. With experience spanning more than two decades, Jeff is an internationally recognized speaker and expert in all CMS solutions and is a technology and business evangelist with deep expertise in user experience, information architecture, enterprise content management, and web 2.0 technology strategy. A character with character, he is the President and Founder of the Social Media Club of Chicago, and serves as Executive Vice President for Business Marketing Association.

#NAGW2016 Registration Now Open!

San Antonio, TX - Sept 20 - 23

Registration for the 2016 NAGW National Conference in San Antonio, Texas is now open! Be sure to sign up before July 2 to take advantage of Early Bird Pricing. Not a member? Join today to take advantage of member pricing and save up to $325!

NAGW conferences bring excellent value to all web professionals – from coders to communicators. A broad range of industry speakers, as well as fellow web professionals, keep you up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies in the government web sphere.

From diverse speaker sessions to hands-on workshops, #NAGW2016 offers a value that’s hard to match. Join us in San Antonio, meet with your peers and enjoy a great conference experience!

Register Now >>

New Membership Options Now Available

NAGW is excited to offer a new membership option for multiple agency memberships! By purchasing multiple memberships at one time agencies receive a discount. Multiple agency memberships are available for any size, eligible organization and these memberships are transferable within the agency for the remaining duration of the membership. The types of multiple agency memberships are as follows:

  • Small agency (3/5 memberships: full or associate): $350 (save $25)
  • Large agency (3/5 memberships: full or associate): $575 (save $50)

Purchase a Multiple Agency Membership >>

In late 2015 the NAGW membership voted to extend full membership to state agencies and associate membership to federal employees. These changes are now active and eligible agencies may join at their convenience. The cost of membership is $125 annually. Please note that individual memberships are non-transferable. Join NAGW >>

If you have any questions regarding NAGW membership contact Member Services via email or via phone at 847-647-7226.

NAGW Elects New Officers

The NAGW Board of Directors held elections for officers during a special board meeting on Tuesday, November 3. Our new officers are as follows:

  • President: Leslie Labrecque (At Large Director)
  • Treasurer: Ryan Drake (West Region Director)
  • Secretary: Barbara Belli (East Region Director)

Meet the full Board of Directors >>

Congratulations to our NAGW officers and our best wishes to John Nixon who has dedicated many years of service to NAGW!

2015 - 2016 NAGW Board of Directors

Elections were held this summer, and the results were officially announced at the members meeting at the NAGW conference. NAGW is happy to announce the board of directors for 2015 - 2016:

  • Midwest Region: Jason Huber
  • Lakes Region: Debbie Deacy
  • Northeast Region: Katya Wowk
  • East Region: Barbara Belli
  • South Region: Alicia Brown
  • West Region: Ryan Drake
  • Mountain Region: Paulette Neal-Allen
  • At Large 1: Leslie Labrecque
  • At Large 2: Jay Eason

The board will be electing executive officers during the first meeting of this board year which starts in November. For questions about elections please contact the board secretary at

Welcome Celtic to the NAGW Family

NAGW transitions from all volunteer to professional management

We are pleased to announce Celtic Chicago, Inc has been selected to manage the National Association of Government Web Professionals.

This is a very exciting time for NAGW and a key transition period for the organization. No longer the small upstart, completely volunteer run. Thanks to the dedication and effort of members, volunteers, and the Board of Directors, NAGW has reached the next level of organizational professionalism.