Call for Speakers for #NAGW2019 EXTENDED

    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 willing to share their knowledge and ideas on new technologies and trends at the NAGW National Conference. The focus of the conference is to bring together government employees 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. NAGW provides a complimentary registration to the conference as compensation for speaking.

    DEADLINE: Monday, March 18

    Submit Your Speaking Proposal >> 


    Welcome to the new NAGW website!

    We'd love for you to take a bit of time to navigate through its pages and browse the content. Please let us know what you think of the new site and be sure to tell us about any glitches you may find.

    When migrating our data, we found our resource library had quite a bit of dated material. We'd love to work with you to rebuild this resource to make it better for everyone. The library currently contains 2018 conference presentations, the most recent resource. In the near future, we'll do a call for contributions from you to rebuild the library together. If you have ideas of what you would like to see in the resource library, let us know.

    Enjoy the site!


    Hope & Cheer for the New Year!

    Holiday Greetings from NAGW

    We would be remiss if we did not take the time to thank all of you at the end of the year. NAGW sincerely appreciates all of our members, sponsors, staff and volunteers and everything you do for the organization. A special thanks to the boards before us, who took a dream and made it a reality. 

    We honored our inaugural class of graduates of the Certified Government Digital Services Professional certification during the Pinnacle Awards this year. We welcomed another class of the certification program during the #NAGW2018 pre-conference, and look forward to honoring our 2019 graduates at the annual conference.

    We introduced a new logo and will be rolling it out everywhere over the next few months. Keep your old t-shirts and bags – they are now retro-chic. ;)

    Our new website will be going live in the next couple weeks and the board is working hard getting it ready. Anticipate some downtime as we reconnect things and we will send more specific outage notifications closer to the go live date. 

    The board voted and approved to authorize $0 conference registration fees for speakers, starting at the 2019 conference. Get your ideas for speaking sessions ready to go as the call for speakers will open in late January. We hope this will provide an additional incentive for you to submit speaking proposals.  

    The board will be heading to Salt Lake City in April for the annual board retreat. It is an opportunity to work on strategic planning for the organization and make plans for the conference. We hope you can join us at #NAGW2019 happening September 18-20 at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel. We can't wait to see you!

    Finally I want to say thank you to my fellow board members for selecting me to serve as your president for another year. This is my fourth and final year as president and I am honored and privileged to serve NAGW in this capacity. 

    Have a wonderful holiday season!

    Leslie Labrecque
    President, Director At Large


    NAGW Elects Officers for 2018-2019 Term

    The NAGW Board of Directors held elections for officers during a special board meeting on Thursday, November 1. The officers for the 2018 - 2019 term are:

    • President: Leslie Labrecque (At-Large Director)
    • Treasurer: Jason Huber (Midwest Region Director)
    • Secretary: Barbara Belli (East Region Director) 

    During the special meeting, Gregg Turnbull officially began his term as At-Large Director, succeeding Jay Eason. We are sorry to see Jay go and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

    The board looks forward to the coming year and the launch of a new website. We are currently planning #NAGW2019 and we hope to see you next year in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Meet the full Board of Directors >>


    NAGW Announces 2018 Pinnacle Award Winners

    Photo: Josh Ditthardt, Siteimprove; Susan Mardele, City of McKinney, Texas; Leslie LabrecqueThe National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) announced its annual Pinnacle Award winners at the organization’s 2018 conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. NAGW Secretary and East Region Director, Barbara Belli, made the announcement during the awards banquet held September 13 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown hotel.

    Government websites have progressed dramatically since the first Pinnacle Awards were presented in 2006. Thanks to the talented teams in the government web profession, including the teams represented by this year's entries, our websites have grown from information portals to become the first point of service for our constituents and the windows to our organizations," said Ms. Belli, who also serves NAGW as Pinnacle Awards Chair.

    The NAGW 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, interactivity, open data, and responsive design.
    Awards were presented this year in each of six population categories for cities and counties as well as awards 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 McKinney National Airport in McKinney, Texas.

    The Steven Michael Moore Pinnacle Award for excellence in a government web profession went to Carol A. Spencer, Executive Director of Stormzero LLC and former NAGW Treasurer and Finance Director.

    “This award embraces the legacy of our friend and colleague, Steve Moore, who passed away in January 2015," said NAGW President Leslie Labrecque. "Carol was a founding member of NAGW whose contributions to the organization were instrumental in its inception and growth, helping to bring us to where we are today. Although she has retired from her day job at Morris County, NJ, she continues to help the government web profession through her work in social media, focusing on emergency management."?

    Ms. Labrecque congratulates all the winners on the outstanding work they do, and echoed a sentiment made by Ms. Spencer during her acceptance speech for the Steven Michael Moore Pinnacle Award, “As web professionals you are the unsung heroes of government and the Pinnacle Awards celebrate how you are making a difference for your constituents.”

    The following are the 2018 NAGW Pinnacle Award winners:

    City Small Population Group

    County Small Population Group

    City Medium Population Group

    County Medium Population Group

    City Large Population Group

    County Large Population Group


    Microsite/Special Site Feature

    Sponsor's Award presented by Siteimprove

    Steven Michael Moore Pinnacle Award

    • Carol A. Spencer, Executive Director, Stormzero LLC; former NAGW Treasurer and Finance Director


    More information about the NAGW Pinnacle Awards >>

    (Photo: Josh Ditthardt, Siteimprove; Susan Mardele, City of McKinney, Texas; Leslie Labrecque)