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Legislative Information and
Communications Staff Section

Word cloud for LINCSThe Legislative Information and Communications Staff Section (LINCS) is the voice of state legislatures. Its members include public information officers, press secretaries, radio and television producers, photographers, civic educators and all those who serve as the external liaisons between the nation's state legislatures and their constituents.

LINCS provides legislative communicators with a network of more than 400 professionals from around the country with whom to share ideas, war stories and experiences. The group gathers twice a year, once at NCSL's Annual Legislative Summit (held in the summer) and once at the LINCS Professional Development seminar (held in the fall).

The staff section also maintains a Listserv where members can discuss the latest in audio/video technology, social media, discover how other states handle media credentialing or discuss any other trends in legislative communications.

 

ONLINE DEMOCRACY AWARD

trophyNominate your legislature's website for the LINCS/NALIT Online Democracy Award, presented at NCSL's Legislative Summit each year to a legislature, legislative chamber or caucus whose website helps make democracy user-friendly. Websites are judged on design, content and technology. Submit your nomination online by Friday, May 8. Click here for details.

 

 

NCSL: YOUR ORGANIZATION

 

Working in a state capitol is stressful, but NCSL is here to help. We have policy specialists on call anytime, and a website where you’ll find the latest research on the issues you’re working on. Our professional development programs will connect you with people in your field from around the country. Watch the video to find out all the ways that NCSL can help you shine.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

Photo of downtown PhoenixPhoenix in October! Sounds great, right? The LINCS annual fall PDS will be held jointly with the Leadership Staff section (LSS) Oct. 18-21. Details coming soon. We are always looking for ideas for session topics. Please email your suggestions to Jane Andrade or Cory Stewart.  

 

THE VOICE

Check out the latest news from LINCS in the March 2015 edition of The Voice. Read a message from our chair, Cory Stewart, and learn how 2015 is shaping up--including when and where our fall PDS will be held.

To read previous editions of The Voice, click here.

 

 

LEGISLATIVE STAFF MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

LSMI logoAttend this unique eight-day executive management training program July 8-25 in Sacramento, Calif. Designed for senior legislative staff members and those on their way to such positions, attendees will learn how to meet the complex policy and management demands confronting state legislatures. Apply now! Deadline is May 8. Click here for details.

 

2015 LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT

Join us in beautiful Seattle for NCSL's 2015 Legislative Summit, the largest gathering of state legislators and legislative staff in the country. Enjoy renowned speakers, scintillating sessions and the chance to interact with your peers from across the states. Registration is now open. Click here for details.

 

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