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NAGC hosted more than three-dozen fantastic presenters at our 2017 Communications School. Six of them are coming back for encore performances of their top-rated sessions.


Each year, NAGC awards a government communicator who has helped instill public trust by effectively presenting accurate, timely and meaningful information, sometimes under exceptional circumstances.


NAGC awards underscore the association’s high standards of professionalism in public service.



What does membership in the National Association of Government Communicators get you?

  • Monthly Webinar Wednesdays are free to members.
  • The annual Communications School is the only event of its kind geared specifically to the needs of communicators working in federal, state, local, tribal and regional government.
  • The Encore Webinar series, free to members, gives members who were unable to attend the school a chance to hear from a few of the highest rated break out speakers.
  • Our new map feature lets members locate other NAGC members near them.
  • The Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards recognizes the best in government communications.

Members Area

2018 Communications School

2018 Communications School Will be held June 19-21, 2018 in Ft. Myers, Florida. NAGC is seeking folks to join the Program Committee to help develop program content. You do not have to be an  NAGC member to participate in the Program committee. If interested, please contact Michelle Savoie, Savoie@nagconline.org.

Board Blog

NAGC Applauds Public Relations Industry Focus on Ethics

As the president-elect of NAGC, I applaud Richard Edelman’s call to the public relations industry as reported by PRWeek, to develop “a set of principles that are universal, consistent, and well understood across the industry… to adhere to a single set of strong standards, and to hold all of our people accountable to them.”

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Crisis Communications: A Tale of Two Cities

Crisis communications planning has never been more important than it is today. The proliferation of social media has the ability to turn any event into an out-of-control news cycle in the blink of an eye. Social media may not be the culprit, but more often these days, groups use the tool to spark interest in an event, which may garner attention beyond their expectations. How well a community or agency plans for such unintended consequences distinguishes how they respond in the eyes of the world. Let’s look at two different scenarios and each community’s response and the aftermath.

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Forum – Best Pratices

NAGC Forums, a new feature that aims to create a place to discuss issues and concerns facing government communicators in order to identify and share best practices.

Each month, NAGC will post a topic for discussion. We’re asking you to share your experiences and ideas. We’ll compile the best of them and write a blog post and share those findings with all NAGC members.