Posts From March, 2017


Posted by Tristan Friday, March 17, 2017 1:24:00 PM Categories: Awards of Excellence NACIO

There is a lot going on with NACIO!  Please take note of the following items.


March 23 Member Webinar – Sign-up Today.

Register now for the free March member webinar featuring NACIO Board Members Rebecca Carter and Donnell Preskey Hushka as they give an encore presentation from the NACo Legislative Conference titled “Navigating a New Era of Crisis Communications: How to Manage Non-traditional Events".  

The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, March 23 at 1 p.m. CST.  Registration info and further details are available at;


Membership Renewals.   

The final deadline for all 2017 membership renewals is Friday, March 31.  If you have not had a chance to complete the membership renewal form, please do so.  We value your membership and want to keep you part of our network.  However, after March 31, all members

that haven’t renewed for 2017 will be removed from the list serv/membership list and will need to obtain a new membership to receive discounted Awards of Excellence entry fees.  Please contact us if you’d like to check on your membership status. 


Awards of Excellence Contest – Submit Your Entries Now.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence Contest is now open with a new online entry submission format!  A call for entries went out to the membership yesterday with further details about this year’s competition.

You can learn more and access the entry submission site at;

Information is also available on the NACIO website.  We look forward to having another great contest this year and are excited to see all submissions come in!


Call for 2nd Vice President Candidates.

NACIO has an upcoming election that will be taking place this spring to fill the seat of 2nd Vice President as Board officer positions rotate.

If any members have an interest in running – please contact me - Jessica Beyer, NACIO president by no later than March 31.

Those expressing an interest will be provided a candidate biography form that will later be sent to the membership as part of the election process.


Certified Public Communicator Program Scholarship Opportunity.

Applications are being accepted through April 28 for a NACIO member to take part in the Certified Public Communicator Program at Texas Christian University.  The program is the only continuing education opportunity in the nation that is geared specifically for local government communication professionals.   As part of the program, participants develop a three-year comprehensive communication plan built for their organization and receive extensive classroom instruction from professors among several other benefits.  Please see the attached application and learn more about program online.  We hope to sponsor at least one NACIO member to participate as part of our partnership with TCU. 


February Webinar Follow-up.

In case you missed the February 2017 member webinar titled “Top Website Design and Citizen Communication Trends of 2017” – you can view the recorded presentation at;

Also, guest presenters who put together the webinar provided access to a free website performance report to help determine how your current website measures-up in categories like mobility, speed, readability and broken-links.   Click here to get your free, third party website performance report before you begin implementing best practices from the presentation.


This should be everything at the moment.  As always, if you have questions or need anything further – please don’t hesitate to contact me at


Thank you,


Jessica Beyer, NACIO President