LINCS/NALIT Online Democracy Award Committee

3/23/2022

Online Democracy Award logo

The LINCS/NALIT Online Democracy Award is given each year to a legislature, legislative chamber or caucus whose website helps make democracy user-friendly. The award will be presented to the winning state at the NCSL Legislative Summit. 

The award is sponsored by NCSL's Legislative Information and Communications Staff Section (LINCS) and National Association of Legislative Information Technology (NALIT).

 

Selection Committee Membership | Committee Structure

2022 Committee Members

NALIT Appointees

LINCS Appointees

Kenneth Walker
Developer
Georgia General Assembly
(Term of office: Contest years 2022 & 2023)

Betsy Theroux
Director of Media Services
Georgia General Assembly
(Term of office: Contest years 2022 & 2023)

   

Mike Schatz
Information Systems Manager
Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
(Term of office: Contest years 2021 & 2022)

Barry LaGrave
Director
Minnesota House of Representatives
(Term of office: Contest years 2021 & 2022)

 

At-Large Member:

Morgan Walsh
Assistant Clerk, Bill Maintenance and Information Services
House of Representatives
 (Term of office: Contest year 2022)

NCSL Staff Liaisons

Kae Warnock
NCSL Liaison to NALIT
7700 East First Place
Denver, CO 80230
303-856-1553

Angela Andrews
NCSL Liaison to LINCS
7700 East First Place
Denver, CO 80230
303-856-1349

Committee Structure

The membership of the annual award selection committee is made up of five individuals as follows:

  • Two members from NALIT, serving two-year terms, one appointed by the staff section each year from the state to which the most recent award was given;
  • Two members from LINCS, serving two-year terms, one appointed by the staff section each year from the state to which the most recent award was given; and
  • One member from a staff section other than NALIT or LINCS, serving a one-year term, representing the state to which the most recent award was given, appointed by the NCSL Staff Chair.
  • The representatives from NALIT and LINCS who are in the second year of their respective terms shall serve as co-chairs of the committee.

Members of the selection committee are prohibited from nominating sites for the award.

 

Committee Responsibilities

  • Solicit nominations for the award
  • Review nominated websites
  • Select winning website


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