2016 Board of Director Nominations Accepted Through August 1

All of the following steps must be completed and submitted by Monday, August 1, 2016, 5:00 p.m. Central Time. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. NAGW members will vote online between August 5 and August 19. Winners are asked to attend the NAGW conference in San Antonio, TX in September to get acquainted with current and new board members. Check out the NAGW Board of Directors brochure for more information regarding expectations.

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!

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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.

Reflections on 2015

December is a time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to 2016. The National Association of Government Web Professionals saw some outstanding achievements in 2015. We had a record number of sponsors sign on for the 2015 conference and several of these sponsors are interested in multi-year commitments. NAGW is grateful for the continued support of our members, volunteers and sponsors. Thank you for your dedication to NAGW!

Reminder to Members: Dues Increase in January

As announced at the September 2015 members' meeting, NAGW annual dues will increase to $125 on January 1, 2016. NAGW has not had a rate increase in over five years, even though our operating costs continue to rise each year.

NAGW is committed to keeping costs to our members low and, even with the increase, our membership rate is still one of the lowest you will find for a professional organization. Take advantage of a $25 savings through December 31, 2015.

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!

NAGW Bylaws Vote Results

Voting has closed for the proposed bylaws change. With the majority of the members voting in favor, the motion to expand Full membership to State Government Employees (SGE) and extend Associate membership to Federal Government Employees (FGE) passes. In addition to Local Government Employees, SGEs can now serve on the NAGW Board of Directors, but only serve in the 2 At-Large positions (FGEs are not eligible). The results of this vote and the number of votes each item received are as follows:

NAGW Bylaws Poll Results

As was discussed at the Members Meeting on Sept 24 during the NAGW National Conference in Albuquerque, NM, the NAGW Board of Directors proposed a vote on bylaws changes that would impact membership status for State Government Employees (SGE) and would allow membership for Federal Government Employees (FGE).

The first item discussed was the Board’s recommendation that SGE be given “Full Membership” and FGE be offered “Associate Membership”. A second proposal discussed limiting any new SGE to four (4) seats on the nine (9) person Board of Directors. A final suggestion proposed limiting SGE to only two (2) At-Large positions on the Board of Directors.

NAGW Proposed By-Laws Language Change

Preliminary Poll:

Poll closed on October 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM CT

As was discussed at the Member Meeting on September 24, the NAGW Board of Directors proposes a vote on bylaws changes that would impact membership status for State Government Employees (SGE) and would allow membership for Federal Government Employees (FGE.)

Currently, SGE are limited to "Associate Membership". This means they are not allowed to vote on NAGW matters or serve on the Board of Directors. The Board proposes that this restriction be removed and that SGE be granted "Full Membership" which includes the right to vote on NAGW matters and serve on the Board of Directors.