Professional Development Committee

Helping the association achieve its goal to “Offer well-respected and desirable educational training opportunities to our members"

Members of the NAGARA Professional Development Committee work alongside the NAGARA Board of Directors, Committee Chair and staff to grow and enhance the Local Government Archives and Records Administration Certificate (LGARA) Program, assist in the management and evaluation of LGARA applications, assist in the planning and management of NAGARA's Annual Conference and Regional Forums, enhance the NAGARA Resource Library, and help identify topics and recruit presenters for The NAGARA Webinar Series. Members also help create NAGARA-originated content as well as explore options for association-hosted courses/classes for the LGARA certificate.

Interested in serving on the NAGARA Professional Development Committee? Let's us know by e-mailing

Committee Volunteers

Pari Swift (Chairman), University Records Manager, The Ohio State University
Casey Coleman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Casey Pearce
, Records System Coordinator, City of Colorado Springs
Cherry Lawson
, City Clerk, City of Bloomington, IL
Christopher Magee
, Records Management Policy and Outreach, NARA
Holly Dolan, Records Manager, Denton County, TX 
Janet French, Records and Forms Analyst, Idaho Transportation Department
Jannette Goodall
, City Clerk, City of Austin, TX
Jen Haney Conover, Records Manager, Warren County Records Ctr. & Archives, OH
Joyce Wittenberg,
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Kimberly Salyers
, Records and Documents Specialist, Frederick County Public Schools, VA
Leslie May, City Clerk, City of Coconut Creek, FL
Lindsey Rambow, Town of Hilton Head Island, SC
Mary Arnold
, Records Management Administrator, Cook County, IL
Megan Wheaton-Book, Records & Information Management Specialist III, Vermont State Archives & Records Administration
Michael McNeil, Digital Archivist, California State Archives
Nathan Owens, Records Manager, Ohio Attorney General's Office
Pat Franks, Associate Professor and Coordinator, Master of Archives and Records Administration, San Jose State University
Sue Ryan, City Recorder, City of Newberg, OR
Laura Saegert
, Assistant Director for Archives, Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC),