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The Voice | Spring 2024

April 25, 2024

Chair’s Corner

As we embrace the opportunities of 2024, I am thrilled to extend a warm invitation to engage in transformative experiences that will liberate your legislative potential.

First, mark your calendars for the upcoming 2024 NCSL Annual Legislative Summit in the vibrant city of Louisville, Ky. Against the backdrop of Louisville's rich equestrian heritage, immerse yourself in discussions with public policy experts, gain valuable insights and develop new skills to propel your career forward. Secure your spot today and prepare to forge invaluable connections as we navigate the policy challenges ahead.

Additionally, I am excited to announce the 2024 LINCS & LSPA Professional Development Seminar in scenic Denver. From Oct. 20 to 23, join legislative staff members from across the nation for three days of enriching sessions and interactive workshops designed to elevate your skills and expand your horizons. I encourage you to attend, share your experiences and embrace the opportunity to learn from one another.

Furthermore, nominations are now open for the 2024 Legislative Staff Achievement Awards. Created to recognize excellence in supporting state legislatures, these awards celebrate individuals, teams, or legislative offices that strengthen our legislative institutions. Nominate deserving candidates by May 22, 2024, and join us in honoring their contributions at the 2024 NCSL Legislative Summit.

Lastly, I encourage you to participate in the nomination process for the Online Democracy Award. Help us celebrate legislative websites that make democracy more accessible and engaging by nominating deserving candidates before the May 10, 2024, deadline. Your participation can truly make a difference in recognizing outstanding contributions to democracy.

Thank you for your continued dedication to serving as the vital link between our state legislatures and constituents. Together, let us embrace the opportunities of 2024 and strive for excellence in all our endeavors.

Whether you are an active member of LINCS or are just learning about our staff association, please tell me how LINCS can best support you and your work! I can be reached at or 801-791-3365.

  • Aundrea Peterson, LINCS Chair  

2024 NCSL Annual Legislative Summit

Unbridle your legislative potential this year in Louisville! Engage in transformative discussions, gain valuable insights from public policy experts, and develop new skills to take your career to the next level. Set against the backdrop of Louisville’s rich equestrian heritage, this immersive experience is the perfect opportunity to forge valuable connections and prepare for the policy challenges that lie ahead. Register today to secure your spot!

Summit Registration and Info

2024 LINCS & LSPA Professional Development Seminar

Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of legislative leadership and communication at the 2024 LINCS and LSPA Professional Development Seminar in beautiful Denver. Over three enriching days from Oct 20 - 23, join fellow legislative staff members from across the nation for engaging sessions and interactive workshops designed to elevate your skills and expand your horizons. From exploring the transformative potential of artificial intelligence in public policy to mastering inclusive communication strategies, our seminar offers a diverse array of topics tailored to meet the evolving needs of legislative professionals. Beyond the seminar sessions, indulge in culinary delights at Denver's finest restaurants and embark on captivating tours of the state capitol and state supreme court. Do not miss this opportunity to network, learn, and explore in one of America's most vibrant cities.

Seminar Registration

2024 Legislative Staff Achievement Awards

The annual Legislative Staff Achievement Award was created by the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee to recognize excellence in supporting the work of a state legislature and strengthening the legislative institution. Each staff association associated with NCSL may name up to two recipients—individuals, teams, or legislative offices—for recognition, each year. Recipients of the 2024 awards are presented with a plaque and are recognized by the NCSL staff chair during the Salute to Legislative Staff session at the 2024 NCSL Legislative Summit and the annual LRL Business Meeting. Nominations for the 2024 LSAA will be accepted starting Monday, April 8, 2024, with a deadline of Wednesday, May 22, 2024.

LSAA Nomination Form

Celebrate Excellence in Democracy: Nominate for the Online Democracy Award!

The Online Democracy Award is calling on you to nominate legislative websites that stand out in making democracy more accessible and engaging. We invite you to nominate websites that exemplify excellence in user-friendly design, informative content, and effective technological integration.

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 during the Salute to Legislative Staff Luncheon at the 2024 NCSL Legislative Summit in Louisville, Kentucky.

By participating in the nomination process, you can shine a spotlight on websites that make a difference in connecting constituents with their state legislatures. Nominate today and let us celebrate outstanding contributions to democracy!

How to Nominate

Nominations for the 2024 Online Democracy Award will be accepted starting Friday, March 8, 2024, with a deadline of Friday, May 10, 2024.

Online Democracy Award Nomination Form

Your participation can help deserving websites receive the recognition they truly deserve. Potential entrants are encouraged to review the award criteria and eligibility below before submitting a nomination.

Questions? Suggestions? 

Do you have a question for your fellow LINCSters? 

For all communications-related questions, you can ask NCSL or post them to the LINCS Breezio (coming soon). Please contact the LINCS Liaison, Ta’Vion Hampton, for more information on how to get your questions answered by your peers!

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