Featured Member of the Month
is currently the Public Information Officer at the Fairfax County Park Authority in Virginia, a post she has held for 15 years. Previous to this, she served as the Director of Communications for Anne Arundel County, Md. Her communications background is in radio and newspapers, as well as a short stint in cable television. Pedersen has worked as a radio news reporter, editor of a small town newspaper, wire service stringer, talk show host, and voiceover artist. Her studies have included graduation from broadcasting school as well as work at American University in Washington, D.C.; St. Mary’s College of Maryland and currently, the University of Maryland University College. She makes her home in Solomons Island, Md.
NAGC awards underscore the association's high standards of professionalism in public service. An annual Distinguished Service Award bestows the organization's highest honor on a member; Awards of Excellence recognize government agencies or individuals for significant achievement; and Service Awards are presented to members for noteworthy service.