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NAGC Board President Kathryn Stokes

One of my goals as president of NAGC is to make sure members have a voice in how the board manages your association. Members who responded to past surveys indicated it would be great to know a couple of years in advance the locations for our communication school.  That is one reason we asked for member feedback on where future communications’ schools should be held. By June of this year I hope to announce the locations for the 2018 and 2019 communication school.

Your current Board of Directors is the most engaged that I have worked with in my six years on the board.  I am very fortunate to have such a talented and vocal group of people dedicated to making NAGC the best association for government communication professionals at any level of government and in any practice of our profession.

Each of us on the board has a specific professional experience and we all have ideas about what will work best for NAGC.  We want and need to hear what you want and expect for your membership dollars.  This lets us know if we are heading down the right path or if we need to change direction.

NAGC members have historically said they found great value in the networking opportunities afforded by NAGC membership.  Our primary options for networking have been in Washington or at the Communication School.  Since the majority of our members are located outside the national capital region, I want to know how we might enhance our networking efforts for those of you who live in areas without large concentrations of NAGC members? 

One member asked if we can put a GIS map on our new website that would show the location of our members. The board thinks that’s a neat idea and we’re working to find a way to make it happen.  If any of you have that expertise and would like to help, we’d very much welcome your assistance.

I, and my fellow board members, are here to serve you and to help make the NAGC a vibrant and valuable association for government communicators.  Like all great institutions, our association is only as good as we – all of us – make it.  So please share with us your ideas about how we can improve your NAGC member experience