Keynotes for 2017 Conference Announced

The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) is pleased to announce an exciting lineup of keynote speakers for the organization’s 2017 National Conference to be held September 20-22 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine​ in San Diego, California. 

"Every year our speakers committee works hard to find keynote speakers who will not only appeal to a wide audience but will also deliver thought provoking, engaging and informative presentations. This work starts almost immediately following the conference. I am excited by the wide range of keynote presenters who will be speaking this year as they each offer a different perspective about the work we do as government web professionals." said NAGW President, Leslie Labrecque.

Peter Kageyama​

Peter Kageyama

Peter Kageyama is the author of For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places and the follow up, Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places.

Planetizen recognized For the Love of Cities as a Top 10 Book in 2012 in urban planning, design and development.  He is the former President of Creative Tampa Bay, a grassroots community change organization and the co-founder of the Creative Cities Summit, an interdisciplinary conference that brings citizens and practitioners together around the big idea of ‘the city.’

Peter is a Senior Fellow with the Alliance for Innovation, a national network of city leaders that is dedicated to improving the practice of local government. Since speaking to them in 2013, Peter has become a special advisor to America In Bloom.  He is an internationally sought-after community development consultant and grassroots engagement strategist who speaks all over the world about bottom-up community development and the amazing people who are making change happen.

Dana Chisnell

Dana Chisnell

Dana Chisnell brings deep experience in civic design, starting with research at NIST into the use of language in instructions on ballots (with Ginny Redish), and work on standards and testing for poll worker documentation for the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG). She is also an expert in plain language and usability for older adults, including ground-breaking work at AARP that was the basis for several requirements in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

She is a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a consultant for the United States Digital Service, doing user research and civic design across agencies.

As the editor of the Field Guides, she has taught thousands of election officials how to improve ballots, web sites and other election materials to ensure voter intent. She worked on the Anywhere Ballot, a ballot marking interface tested for accessibility by people with cognitive disabilities and low literacy.

Marc Pfeiffer

Marc Pfeiffer

Marc H. Pfeiffer retired in 2012 from a 37-year career in New Jersey local government administration, having served as a municipal administrator in several municipalities, and 26 years of service in the State’s local government oversight agency, the Division of Local Government Services.  At DLGS he served as Deputy Director for 14 years, and periodically as Acting Director.

Marc has broad experience in many areas of local government policy and administration, including specific expertise in areas such as finance and property taxation, public procurement, shared services and consolidation, technology, energy, labor relations, and general government administration. He also has deep experience in the legislative process and as a regulatory officer.  He is currently engaged in research concerning the use of technology in local government.

In addition to participating in Bloustein Local, Marc makes his extensive government experience available as a guest lecturer and other collaborative efforts.  He is also assisting the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration with the State’s Certified Public Manager Program in curriculum development and instruction.


Call for Speakers Closed

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 NAGW call for speakers! We are no longer accepting speaking proposals. The board is busy reviewing submitted proposals and plan to notify submitters in the coming weeks. If you didn't get around to submitting a proposal but have a great idea to share with our audience you can contact benefits@nagw.org to propose a webinar topic.

Thanks again for your interest and we hope to see you at #NAGW2017!


Accomplishments and Gratitude 2016

Happy Holidays from NAGW!

The end of the calendar year is a time of acknowledgement, reflection, and planning. We'd like to take this time to highlight some of our accomplishments and express our gratitude. First and foremost, NAGW is thankful for the continued support of our members, sponsors, staff and volunteers. Thank you for your commitment to NAGW over the years! 


Make Your Plans to Attend #NAGW2017

NAGW 2017 Conference in San Diego, CA

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 2017 Executive Summary >>


NAGW Elects New Officers

The NAGW Board of Directors held elections for officers during a special board meeting on Tuesday, November 1. Our new officers are as follows:

  • President: Leslie Labrecque (At Large Director)
  • Treasurer: Jay Eason (At Large Director)
  • Secretary: Barbara Belli (East Region Director)

Meet the full Board of Directors >>

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


2016 - 2017 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 2016 - 2017:

  • Midwest Region: Jason Huber
  • Lakes Region: Debbie Deacy
  • Northeast Region: Katya Wowk
  • East Region: Barbara Belli
  • South Region: Alicia Brown
  • West Region: Frankie Rios
  • 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 secretary@nagw.org.


Missed the Conference? Check Out Our Social Media Story

NAGW #2016 AttendeesNow that #NAGW2016 is over visit our Storify story containing some of our favorite moments from the ​conference. We loved seeing old friends and making new friends while we were there. We also missed those of you who could not make it this year! 

Conference attendees make sure to read the thank you email we sent as it contains a special thank you gift for your attendance. If you did not receive the thank you email let us know. 

We hope to see all of you next year in San Diego for #NAGW2017!   


Announcing the 2016 Pinnacle Award Winners

Frankie Rios and Leslie LabrecqueThe National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) announced its annual Pinnacle Award winners at the organization’s 2016 conference in San Antonio, Texas. NAGW Secretary and East Region Director Barbara Belli made the announcement during the awards banquet held September 22 at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk hotel.
 
The Pinnacle Awards celebrate excellence in government web design and innovation,” said NAGW President Leslie Labrecque.” The entrants do extraordinary work with limited budgets and resources. NAGW congratulates all of the winners on their outstanding work that truly serves their communities.
 
Pinnacles Awards are judged by a group of web professionals within 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 three population categories for cities and counties as well as a Pinnacle award for microsites and special site features.
 


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.