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.

The election results are as follows:

  • Region 1, Midwest: Marc Drummond, City of Minnetonka, MN (incumbent)
  • Region 3, Northeast: Carol Spencer, Morris County, NJ (incumbent, unopposed)
  • Region 5, South: Teresa Lee, City of Prattville, AL
  • Region 6, Gulf: John Nixon, City of Austin, TX
  • Region 7, Mountain: Joel Radtke, City and County of Broomfield, CO
  • Region 9, Northwest: Matt Harrington, City of Albany, OR (incumbent, unopposed)

New board members will be seated at the Wednesday, November 9, 2011 board meeting, at which time board officers will be elected.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, and NAGW’s membership, I want to say thank you to all of the candidates and welcome our new board members!” stated board president Ron Pringle.

“This year we saw a number of candidates run for open board seats, which is very encouraging. Though NAGW is still a relatively young organization, it’s obvious that our membership is continuing to become more involved with the organization, both at the board level and as volunteers and active members.” said Susan Christophersen, board secretary.

The newly elected and re-elected board members join current board members Ron Pringle, Aurora, IL , Region 2, Lakes, current board president; Nicole Maillet, Chesterfield County, VA, Region 4, East; and Kristy Fifelski, Reno, NV, Region 8, West; in forming the 2012 Board of Directors.

(For a list of states and territories that constitute each region, please visit


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