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Special delivery to Erin from NAGC for allowing us to feature her this month!


Erin Vader

is the Communication and Public Engagement Manager for the City of Olathe, Kansas. She oversees public and media relations, digital/social media, video production, web content, and internal communications. Erin has been in her current role for five years and with the City of Olathe since 2004. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska. Erin is also a Certified Public Manager. See Erin's posting on the NAGC Adventures in Government Communications blog.

NAGC Communications School


Register Today!
NAGC 2015 Communications School

June 2-4, 2015
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee

About the School | Who Should Attend | Registration | Hotel

Exhibitors Prospectus & Floorplan | Communications School Program

Registration is now open!


Hotel & Meeting Location


Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel

  • NAGC 2015 Communications School attendees will receive the USG rate, currently $102 plus tax at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel.
  • The rate is available until May 11, 2015, or when the room block is filled.
  • Register by calling 1-800-325-3535 or book online.
  • The rate is available until May 11, 2015, or when the room block is filled.
  • Our room block at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel is full. We are leaving this informatino posted in case some cancellations occur and members are able to reserve rooms there.

Alternate Hotel: Comfort Inn Downtown

  • Our room block at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel is full, so an overblock of rooms for NAGC has been arranged at the Comfort Inn Downtown.
  • Comfort Inn Downtown
    100 N. Front St.
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • phone: 901-526-0584; fax: 901-525-7512
  • The block is available at the conference rate of $102 per night plus tax until May 21, 2015, or when the room block is filled.

About the NAGC Communications School

The Communications School is the only event of its kind that provides invaluable networking opportunities and practical educational sessions to help government communicators increase their skills. The coveted NAGC Government Communicator of the Year Award is presented during the Communications School and honors an individual who has brought forth government's message with a high standard of professionalism and ethics.

Who Should Attend

Federal, state, and local government communicators, including contractors who direct and facilitate government communications - editors, writers, graphic artists, webmasters, video professionals, broadcasters, photographers, information specialists and agency spokespersons.

OMB Releases New Conference Guidance for Federal Agencies

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently provided federal agencies with updated guidance on the attendance of federal agency employees at conferences and related travel expenses. The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) partnered with other associations to draft a protocol, much of which was adopted by the OBM, including best practices such as keeping hotel costs within government per diem rates and ensuring that social events held in conjunction with a conference aren’t lavish or excessive.

According to ASAE, "OMB recognized the need for federal employees to attend mission-related conferences and provided some best practices for approving travel and conference expenses. While the memo said that sequestration budget cuts will likely result in reduced government participation in conferences and travel, OMB stressed that federal agencies should not interpret any recent Administration guidance as a moratorium on travel or conference attendance."

Links to Information from 2014 NAGC Communications School
"Harnessing the Power to Inform and Engage Citizens"

Program | Exhibitors | SponsorsSpeaker Presentations (members-only area)
2014 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award Winners | 2014 Communicator of the Year
Visit the NAGC 2014 Awards Presentation Photo Gallery
Visit the NAGC 2014 Communications School Photo Gallery