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  • Title: Minnesota Association of Government Communicators
    Descriptive info: .. The Minnesota Association of Government Communicators (MAGC) is a peer organization of communications professionals who are dedicated to improving public-sector communications.. Each year, the organization puts on thought-provoking events such as an annual conference and lunch-time workshops.. Members share their best work through an annual awards contest and celebrate accomplishments, while collecting ideas, at an awards banquet.. Members represent all levels of government federal, state, regional, county, and local as well  ...   work, members serve as writers, editors, graphic designers, publications staff and managers, marketing and public relations specialists, web designers, public information officers, media relations specialists, teachers and professors, photographers, and more.. MAGC welcomes all who have an interest in government communications to take part in the organization.. 2013 Northern Lights Award Winners.. Vigoren named Communicator of the Year.. Membership Information.. |.. Workshops and Conferences.. Northern Lights Awards.. Calendar.. Board Members.. Members Only.. Bylaws..

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  • Title: MAGC - Communicator of the Year Award
    Descriptive info: Minneapolis, Minn.. , May 21, 2013 -- The Minnesota Association of Government Communicators (MAGC) is pleased to announce the 2013 Communicator of the Year Margie Vigoren, retired City of Plymouth Environmental Education Coordinator.. The announcement was made on May 20, 2013, at the 31st annual MAGC-sponsored Northern Lights Banquet.. The Communicator of the Year award recognizes an individual who has helped build public trust in government by effectively presenting accurate, timely and meaningful information.. Vigoren was nominated by Helen LaFave, communications manager for the City of Plymouth.. Vigoren s 22-year career in government communications embodied a commitment to providing the public with useful, quality information.. She was an excellent steward of taxpayer dollars and extended resources by enlisting community volunteers and often collaborated with other jurisdictions, nonprofits, students, faith organizations and  ...   the public.. About the Communicator of the Year:.. It may also recognize someone whose work in communicating about or for government has gone well above and beyond the normal duties and responsibilities of his or her position.. The idea behind giving this award is to instill in government executives and employees, elected officials and the public the understanding that communications is essential to effective government.. About MAGC:.. MAGC is committed to improving the two-way flow of communications between the public and the agencies we represent.. The organization strives to help people access government resources and understand how our agencies serve the public.. We work hard to maintain open communications, foster strong community relations, and provide the highest level of public service through effective communications.. For more information visit: www.. MAGConline.. org..

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  • Title: MAGC - Membership Information
    Descriptive info: Membership Application.. (PDF).. Purchase MAGC Membership.. Pay for your membership online using Cvent.. Our Mission:.. MAGC members are committed to improving the two-way flow of communications between the public and the agencies we represent.. We strive to help people access government resources and understand how our agencies serve the public.. MAGC Structure:.. As a nonprofit, MAGC is sustained with annual dues from its members and member agencies.. Each year, members elect a volunteer executive board and president.. The board develops annual programs and special events and manages the organization s financial affairs, including policies.. Most MAGC activities are financially self-sustaining.. All MAGC resources are used to advance its purpose of promoting effective government communications.. Share and Learn:.. The potential for sharing and learning within this group is one of the most beneficial aspects of MAGC membership.. By participating in MAGC events or using its e-mail database, members can connect with a network of professionals who have specific communications skills (e.. g.. marketing, publications, websites, etc.. ) and are willing to share their expertise.. Professional Development..  ...   and the Northern Lights Banquet, during which members can see the award-winning work and network.. Lunchtime workshops and after-work events with guest speakers, which combine learning, networking and camaraderie.. What have we done lately?.. Since its inception in the 1980's, MAGC has addressed a variety of subjects and issues critical to government communicators.. In addition to sharing the wealth of knowledge available from our own members, we've offered the wisdom of many distinguished guests.. Some notable gatherings in the past few years have covered:.. Tackling new technology.. Crisis Communications.. Data privacy and other emerging customer issues.. Risk Communications with Dr.. Vincent Covello.. Stretching your publications budget.. Online communications ethics.. Media Relations.. Good writing for good results with Dr.. Stephen Wilbers.. Annual Dues.. An individual membership for government employees is $75 per year (January to December).. The student rate is $30 per year, and the affiliate rate is $100.. Active members receive discounted rates for MAGC events, including the annual Northern Lights competition and the Fall Conference.. Non-members are always welcome at MAGC events.. |.. MAGC Home..

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  • Title: MAGC - Workshops and Conferences
    Descriptive info: 2013 Workshops and Conferences.. 2013 MAGC Fall Conference.. Devices and Crises: Communicating with Style and Substance When it Counts.. Thursday, Oct.. 24.. University of Minnesota s Continuing Education Center, 1890 Buford Avenue, St.. Paul.. Crises never happen on anyone's schedule.. To the contrary, they seem to happen at the worst possible moment when people are out of position and organizations are unable to act quickly in response to a fast-moving issue.. The only treatment for this ill is a crisis plan that's carefully constructed, regularly tested and constantly revised to reflect changing circumstances.. Keynote speaker Jon Austin, a 25-year veteran of crisis and issue management, will walk through the elements of a good crisis plan as well as ways organizations can jumpstart their own efforts in this area.. The program also will feature a crisis response panel representing local agencies that will share tips and lessons they learned from recent local events.. But what use is a good crisis plan without effective tools to put it into action? Experts in the area of  ...   and citizens interact.. The first wave of new resources were the traditional forms of social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.. ).. Nowt here are new platforms such as CivicIdeas and Peak Democracy that are allowing government organizations to solicit feedback online about topics such as recycling, planning projects and the future of the region.. Termed as "online civic engagement" these new tools are allowing the public to provide their thoughts on projects or provide ideas to shape their communities.. At this workshop you'll hear from local governments, the cities of Edina and Saint Paul and the Metropolitan Council, that have jumped into the realm of taking citizen comments on issues or solicting ideas from the public using these new outlets.. Hear from them about their experiences with these platforms, and receive tips and advice on getting the public engaged online.. Registrations are firm as of September 13.. No shows and cancellations will be billed.. Presentations:.. Speak Up, Edina!.. Open Saint Paul.. Governing Generations "X Factor" Article.. Other Learning Opportunities.. Past Workshops and Conferences..

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  • Title: MAGC - Northern Lights Awards
    Descriptive info: Northern Lights 31st Anniversary Banquet.. Join us as we celebrate the very best in government communications! The 2013 Northern Lights Awards Reception will be held Monday, May 20, at Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall.. The event will begin at 7 p.. m.. with refreshments, networking and viewing of the award-winning entries.. The awards program will begin at 7:30 p.. Cost per ticket is $28, which includes the cost of appetizers and validated parking.. Register now!.. Communicator of the Year Award.. Nominations for the 2012 Communicator of the Year are now being accepted.. Nominations must be postmarked or submitted via email by March 29, 2013.. Communicator of the Year - Solicitation Letter.. Communicator of the Year - Guidelines.. Communicator of the Year - Nomination Form.. The 2011 Communicator of the Year Award went to Tom Hedges, city administrator for the City of Eagan, and Julie Lehr, former communications coordinator for the City of Woodbury.. The 2010 Communicator of the Year Award went to Tom Conroy, formerly  ...   in the public sector (including federal, state, regional, and local government agencies, non-profit agencies and school districts) and to producers in the private sector who have completed work for Minnesota non-profit or government communicators.. Northern Lights Contest - Entries due March 22, 2013.. Wanted: The BEST in Government Communications!.. Below is the complete Call for Entries for the Northern Lights Contest.. If you have questions about the Northern Lights Contest or are interested in volunteering as a contest judge contact Jennifer Bennerotte at.. jbennerotte@ci.. edina.. mn.. us.. 2013 Northern Lights Awards - Call for Entries.. Past Award Winners.. 2012 Northern Lights Award Winners.. 2011 Northern Lights Award Winners.. 2010 Northern Lights Award Winners.. 2009 Northern Lights Award Winners.. 2008 Northern Lights Award Winners.. 2007 Northern Lights Award Winners.. 2006 Northern Lights Award Winners.. 2005 Northern Lights Award Winners.. 2004 Northern Lights Award Winners.. 2003 Northern Lights Award Winners.. (Adobe Reader needed to view, click the Adobe image below to download if you don't have Adobe Reader)..

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  • Title: MAGC - Workshops and Conferences
    Descriptive info: 2013 Calendar.. Save the date! Join us as we celebrate the very best in government communications! The 2013 Northern Lights Awards Reception will be held Monday, May 20, at Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall.. Registration will open soon.. Second Annual Northern Lights Film Festival.. Golden Globes, the Oscars - it s award season for the big screen! MAGC showcases its own video award winners at the Northern Lights Film Festival.. This  ...   release, PSA, informational video, or news or talk show from the producers of the best video productions from last year.. So sit back, relax, grab the popcorn and enjoy the show as we showcase the 2012 Northern Lights award winners and gear up for the 2013 contest.. Date/time:.. Thursday, Jan.. 21, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.. (1:30 p.. check-in).. Location:.. Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN 55121.. Register Now!..

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  • Title: MAGC - Board Members
    Descriptive info: Janine Hill, President.. Communications Administrator.. City of Bloomington.. 1800 W.. Old Shakopee Road.. Bloomington, MN 55431-3027.. Phone: (952) 563-8819.. Fax: (952) 563-8715.. Email:.. jhill@ci.. bloomington.. Janine Hill has been the Communications Administrator for the City of Bloomington since 2007.. In this role, she manages the City's print publications, video production, websites, print shop, public access facility and cable franchise administration.. Prior to her current position, she was communications specialist for the City for eight years.. Janine holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism and in communications from the University of Iowa, and a master's degree in business communication from the University of St.. Thomas.. Her work experience includes video production and editing, speaker support, meeting planning, writing and photography.. Jason Egerstrom, Vice President.. Communications Coordinator.. City of Woodbury.. Phone: (651) 714-3527.. jegerstrom@ci.. woodbury.. Jason Egerstrom joined the City of Woodbury as communications specialist/Web site coordinator in 2001 and now serves as communications coordinator.. Prior to joining Woodbury, he held a marketing communications position at a wireless communications company in Plymouth and a public relations internship with the Kansas City Chiefs.. He holds a journalism degree from University of Wisconsin-River Falls.. Jacque Larson, Treasurer.. Community Relations Manager.. City of Minnetonka.. 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard.. Minnetonka, MN 55345.. Phone: (952) 939-8207.. jlarson@eminnetonka.. com.. Jacque Larson joined the city of Minnetonka in May 2004 as the community relations manager.. Her responsibilities include internal and external communications, including the monthly city newsletter; external and internal Web sites; media relations; and other communications-related projects as needed or assigned.. Kristin Thomas, Secretary.. TV Production Specialist.. City of Burnsville.. 100 Civic Center Parkway.. Burnsville, MN 55337.. Phone: (952) 641-1353.. Kristin.. thomas@ci.. burnsville.. Kristin Thomas joined the City of Burnsville as a Television Production Specialist at Burnsville Community Television in 2008.. In this role she manages a variety of video productions that highlight Burnsville, including coverage of local sports and community events.. She also assists with graphic design, content creation for the quarterly newsletter and web maintenance/design.. Prior to joining Burnsville, Kristin worked in governmental access television with the City of Elk River and the City of Delano.. Kristin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with an emphasis in radio/television from the University of Northern Iowa.. Jessica Beyer.. Public Information Specialist..  ...   988-4024.. Jolene_goldade@hopkins.. k12.. Jolene Goldade has served as the communications and public relations coordinator for Hopkins Public Schools since November of 2010.. She is responsible for Hopkins Public Schools' media relations, staff and community relations, photography, webpage updates, tweets, and other electronic and print school district communications, as well as various special events and projects.. Prior to Hopkins, she worked as the communications manager for Edina Public Schools for three and a half years.. Jolene has a bachelor's degree in mass communications from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a master's degree in mass communications from St.. Cloud State University.. Jennifer Maleitzke.. Clean Water Fund Coordinator.. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.. 520 Lafayette Road.. St.. Paul, MN 55115.. jennifer.. maleitzke@state.. Jennifer Maleitzke is the administrator for the Governor's Clean Water Council and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's (MPCA) Clean Water Fund Coordinator.. Previously, she led the MPCA's agency-wide water communication activities at state and regional levels.. Prior to working at MPCA, she spent three years as a communications specialist for Dakota Woodlands homeless shelter.. Maleitzke holds a bachelor's degree in English from Northern State University and a master's degree in public administration from Hamline University.. Carolyn Marinan.. Director, Hennepin County Public Affairs.. 300 South 6th Street.. Minneapolis, MN 55487.. Phone: (612) 348-5969.. E-mail:.. Carolyn.. Marinan@co.. hennepin.. Carolyn Marinan has served as the Public Affairs Director for Hennepin County government since 1998.. Hennepin County is the largest of Minnesota's 87 counties, with about one quarter of the state's population and has more than 8,000 employees.. Prior to that, Carolyn spent nearly 20 years in television news and promotion, working for WCCO TV, KSTP TV and KARE 11.. She's also done some talk radio and produced and hosted a local travel show on TPT.. Carolyn graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Speech-Communication and guest lectures at the U of M School of Journalism in both television reporting and public relations.. She has won numerous awards, including a New York Film Festival award, Telly Awards, Best of Gannett and AP.. She is on the National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Board of Directors.. Carolyn volunteers with several nonprofit and charitable organizations in a public relations/communication capacity.. Mary Tan.. Communications Coordinator, City of Brooklyn Park..

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  • Title: MAGC - Members Only
    Descriptive info: The information on this page is available only for members.. Members who have forgotten the password may contact.. Jacque Larson.. ,.. (952) 939-8207.. 2010 Membership Directory and E-mail List.. MAGC February 2011 Professional Development Workshop.. The Changing Face of the Media Presentation and Panel.. MAGC Fall 2010 Workshop: A Northern Lights Sampler, Vol.. 3.. City of Hopkins Website Redesign Presentation.. WORKplace Marketing Plan Presentation.. MAGC February 2010 Workshop..  ...   on Public Sector Websites.. MAGC 2007 Fall Conference Presentations.. Our Changing Audience Tom Stinson and Tom Gillaspy.. MAGC 2006 Fall Conference Presentations (PDF format).. Burnsville Web Streaming.. In Touch.. Podcasts.. R Client.. RSS.. To download and view the 2005 Fall Conference Powerpoint presentation, click.. here.. To view the PDF presentation from our March 8, 2006 workshop on blogging, click.. The presenter was Scott Neal, Eden Prairie City Manager..

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  • Title: MAGC - Bylaws
    Descriptive info: To view the MAGC Bylaws, click.. To view the MAGC Code of Ethics, click.. (Adobe Reader needed to view MAGC Bylaws and Code of Ethics, click the Adobe image below to download if you don't have Adobe Reader)..

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  • Title: MAGC - Calendar
    Descriptive info: 2005 Calendar.. October Fall Conference.. July Workshop: Crisis Communications.. May 25 - Northern Lights Awards Banquet.. April 7 - Northern Lights Judging.. March 25 -.. Northern Lights.. Contest Deadline.. February 16 Workshop:.. Government Communications in a Multicultural, Multilingual World.. | Scholarship Information (coming soon).. e-mail.. MAGC..

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  • Title: MAGC - Past Workshops and Conferences
    Descriptive info: .. You may want to check out some of these other professional development opportunities:.. International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Events.. Fredrickson Communications Intersect Meetings.. GovDelivery Digital Communications Tour..

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