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A Healing Journey of Alaska Natives

Office for Victims of Crime

Maria Acker, Adrian Wilairat, Bethany Case, Allison Turkel, Leslie Hagen

An educational series for service providers working with Alaska Native victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

2017 Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Awards

2017 Communicator of the Year Chris Poynter

Please join the National Association of Government Communicators in congratulating our 2017 Communicator of the Year, Chris Poynter. Chris is the Director of Communications for the Office of the Mayor of Louisville, Ky. In his nomination letter, Mayor Greg Fischer detailed the leadership and ingenuity Chris used to help the city and the world celebrate the life of the late Muhammad Ali. Over seven days in June 2016, Chris rallied his team to honor Ali, Louisville’s beloved native son. Although they had extremely short notice, Chris and his team organized a flag lowering ceremony outside Metro Hall shortly after the boxing superstar’s death.

 
Chris Poynter

They also staged an event called, “I Am Ali,” a festival for children and families that drew 15,000 attendees. In addition, they organized a tribute bike ride and an outdoor showing of the movie “Ali.” In the midst of all those activities, the team created and enacted a social media strategy to tell the story of the week through images and videos, reaching millions of people across the nation and around the globe.

Chris earned the award for his ability to recognize the opportunity to showcase the city of Louisville on a global scale across a broad-spanning application of public affairs strategies and tactics. Mayor Fischer said that Chris’ efforts earned accolades from across the globe for the way Louisville handled such a momentous event, including from Ali’s widow. Lonnie. “This week was an exceptional circumstance, and Chris helped us maneuver through it beautifully,” Fischer said Fisher, noting that as communications director, Chris has built an experienced team with diverse skills and talents.

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NAGC Webinar: July 19, 2017

Encore! The Kick-Off

NAGC kicks off its 2017 Encore! webinar mini-series at our July Webinar Wednesday! This popular series brings five of our best presenters from the Communications School to members who weren’t able to join us in St. Louis, or School attendees who heard about these fantastic presentations a day too late. Encore! will continue on the first Friday of the month, August-November, in our usual 1-2 p.m. Eastern time slot. Check back in late June for the rest of the details!

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NAGC Webinar: August 16, 2017

How to Win a Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award

Join us for this FREE Webinar Wednesday, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of winning an NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award. Member and non-members alike will learn: 

  • The basics of the nomination process and changes for 2017-18
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