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About the National Association of State Treasurers

Caucuses & Communications

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Connect with peer-led government working groups

Discuss topics related to your jobs, seek assistance, and gain best practices from other states

Leverage leading expertise nationwide

To better serve the staff who work in Treasury offices or other related state agencies, NAST has several peer-led groups you may join as a benefit of your membership. These collegial, state staff-led groups discuss topics related to your jobs, seek assistance from one another, or find information from other states.

The major benefit of these communication groups are job-specific list serves where you can post questions and comments for others to respond to who are in similar situations. There is also a file library for documents in the members-only database where you can post materials.

These working groups often meet monthly via telephone and face-to-face at NAST’s conferences. For most of the caucuses Treasury staff can self-select which groups to join. We know staff wear many hats, so you may be a member of more than one group to fit the circumstances within your state.

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Thought Leader Thursday 

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According to NAST’s Strategic Plan, one of the key goals is to develop our members to be the recognized thought leaders relating to state treasuries and public finance issues. To that end, we launched a new edition of our Newsletter highlighting the roles and responsibilities of our members.

Available NAST caucuses 

  • Chief of staff/deputy (This is an invitation-only list. Please contact Shaun Snyder to request access.)
  • Executive assistants (schedulers)
  • Financial education (financial literacy)
  • Government relations (state and federal policy)​
  • Information technology (security, IT)
  • Public information (communications, PR, media, outreach)
  • Chief investment officers (forthcoming)​

Topical communications 

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Additionally, you can choose to receive important communications around these topical areas:

  • ABLE Plans*
  • College Savings Plans*
  • Debt Issuance*
  • Unclaimed Property*

*Joining these topical listserves does not connotate membership of the corresponding Network. For information on how to join a NAST Network, click here. Corporate members are invited to join the topical list serves, but not the job-alike groups.

How to join 

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1. Log into (or create) your profile in NAST’s member database

2. Click on “My Profile,” then click on the drop-down arrow next to your name,

3. Click on “Accounts + Settings” to review your information to ensure its correct, then

4. Scroll down to the “Communications” section, and check the box next to the group/s you wish to join,

5. Finally, click Save.