The Legislative Information and Communications Staff (LINCS) association is the voice of state legislatures. Its members include communications directors, public information officers, press secretaries, audio technicians, photographers and videographers, 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 Legislative Summit (in the summer) and once at the LINCS professional development seminar (in the fall).
The association also maintains a Listserv where members can pose questions and share ideas with colleagues around the country about processes, best practices and trends in legislative communications.
LINCS is open to any legislative staff whose primary responsibility is to communicate the legislative process to the general public or news media. To make sure you're on our email list, contact liaison Angela Andrews.
LINCS aims to:
- Promote the exchange of ideas and information in the fields of public information, civic education, media relations and other communications related to state legislatures.
- Promote improved and effective communications between communications staff and their legislatures, staff and constituents.
- Enhance the professional development and expertise of public information and communications staff.
- Promote the participation and services of this staff association to state legislatures and within the NCSL.
For more information, contact NCSL staff liaison Angela Andrews (email listed above).