Enter the 2015 NAGW Pinnacle Awards

The 2015 NAGW Pinnacle Awards regular call for entries is open.

The NAGW Pinnacle Awards, sponsored by Siteimprove, recognize the best in city, county and state government websites as well as achievements in microsite and special site features. Winners will be announced at the 2015 NAGW National Conference Awards Banquet on September 24 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Tim O'Reilly Joins Impressive #NAGW2015 Speaker Lineup

Tim O'ReillyContinuing to improve on an all-star lineup of celebrated keynote & featured speakers, #NAGW2015 is proud to welcome Tim O'Reilly to the NAGW family. Tim's contributions to the Web are vast including popularizing the terms open source and Web 2.0.

Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media Inc. His original business plan was simply "interesting work for interesting people," and that's worked out pretty well. He publishes books, runs conferences, invests in early-stage startups, urges companies to create more value than they capture, and tries to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators.


Sara Distler joins the NAGW Board of Directors

Sara Distler - Lakes Region Director

The National Association of Government Webmasters is pleased to announce that Sara Distler was appointed to fill the vacant Lakes region seat on the Board of Directors. 

Sara is originally from New Jersey but she has lived in Indianapolis, Indiana since elementary school. She has experience working with both non-profits and government. She was the Director of Technology for their local film festival where, in addition to website development, she participated in event planning and member recruitment. She has a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. Her website education is mostly self taught, starting with a Geocities site. She has been involved in website management since 2001 and daily since 2005.

NAGW Announces 2015 Keynote Speakers

The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) announces a lineup of celebrated keynote speakers for the organization’s 2015 national conference to be held September 22-25 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Rachel AndrewRachel Andrew is founder and managing director of the UK-based software company edgeofmyseat.com, whose flagship product is the Perch CMS. She has more than 16 years of web development experience and is a successful author of numerous articles and two self-published books – The Profitable Side Project Handbook and CSS3 Layout Modules (now in its second edition).

 

Alan SharkDr. Alan Shark is Executive Director and CEO of Public Technology Institute (PTI), a national organization which focuses on technology issues that impact local government and thought-leaders in the public sector. He is the recipient of the prestigious 2012 National Technology Champion Award from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers and the author of 7 Trends That Will Transform Local Government Through Technology (2012) and co-author of the book Web 2.0 Civic Media in Action (2011).

 

Abhi NemaniAbhi Nemani became Chief Data Officer for the City of Los Angeles in September of 2014. He is a former Code for America (CfA) co-director who led the organization’s strategic development and growth through multiple new programs, including the launch of a first-of-its-kind civic startup accelerator and the CfA Peer Network, designed to connect cities to help them work together. Prior to CfA, Abhi managed multiple research teams at the Rose Institute to increase transparency in local government using technology, and with Google, he pioneered an innovative strategy to leverage social media for consumer engagement.


Jason Huber joins the NAGW Board of Directors

Jason Huber - Midwest Region Director

The National Association of Government Webmasters is pleased to announce that Jason Huber was appointed to fill the vacant Midwest region seat on the Board of Directors. 

Jason built his first website in 1998 in the bad old days of dial-up internet. As a web developer, Jason has spent the last 16 years developing software and websites in open source for his company, Simply Works Consulting, and for the City of St. Louis Park, Minn., where today he serves as the Technology and Web Coordinator.


NAGW Announces a Job Board for Employers and Job Seekers

Are you looking for the perfect individual to fill a web technology, design or communications vacancy in your government organization?

The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) can help you target the exact candidates you need to find the perfect fit for your organization. Post your employment opportunity on the NAGW job board to and read top talent in the country for your needs: www.NAGW.org/jobs


2015 and 2016 NAGW Conference Locations Announced

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW), the leading organization for local government web professionals, announced at its 2014 National Conference in St. Paul, MN, the locations of its upcoming annual conferences.

During the conference, Marc Drummond, NAGW President, announced to the more than 215 attendees that the location of the 2015 NAGW National Conference will be Albuquerque, NM from Sept. 22–25 at the Downtown Hyatt.

As a special surprise, the 2016 NAGW National Conference location was announced as San Antonio, TX from Sept. 20–23 at the Wyndham Riverwalk.