Association Committees

Members of our professional association can get involved by serving on committees that directly benefit our community and elevate your profession!

Professional Association Committees 

Many government communication professionals want to be an even bigger part of the Government Social Media professional association. Serving on a committee has a direct impact on the community you love, and is a great way to get to know other dedicated professionals in government!

Committee members are recruited annually, with appointed terms starting after annual council elections. 

Awards Committee

Provides direction to maintain and grow an exceptional recognition program that empowers and celebrates work by individuals and agencies to elevate the SocialGov profession. The annual Golden Post Awards program honors outstanding use of social media by government agencies in the United States.

Co-Chairs: Katie Grant & Frances La Rue


Membership Committee

Supports the professional association membership experience by providing insight to recruit and retain members, identify their needs, help them connect with one another and their regional representatives, while also elevating the profession and member accomplishments.

Co-Chairs: Andrew Belanger & Zack Seipert


Training Committee

As the social media landscape continues to evolve, it is essential that government social media managers evolve with it. The Training Committee identifies best practices and develops tools that ensure members gain the skills to confidently and effectively communicate their organization's messages.

Co-Chairs: Marie Tweedy & Mikayla Moskov


Committee FAQs

Committees generally meet via a one-hour Zoom meeting once per month, plus additional responsibilities outside of meetings.

The Awards Committee generally involves more time commitment from January through the spring when the Golden Post Awards is held at the annual Government Social Media Conference, as it involves judging and planning the awards ceremony.

Appointments are typically for one year, starting when committees are formed shortly after council elections are held in August. Committee members may re-apply each year to express their interest in being appointed again.

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