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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

Thought Leader Thursday 

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A key goal of NAST’s Strategic Plan is to assist our members to be the recognized thought leaders relating to policies and practices of state treasuries and public finance issues. In January 2020, NAST launched a new Thursday edition of our Daily Newsletter where Treasurers discuss the roles and responsibilities of their jobs. These “Dear Colleague” letters are by and for our members.  Contact Kari Arfstrom at NAST if you wish to submit a column. 

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 members may join. 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 who are in similar situations. There is also a file library for documents in the members-only database where you can post materials.

The Caucuses often meet monthly via Zoom and will resume face-to-face meetings at NAST’s conferences when travel restrictions are listed. The Forums are list-serves for internal staff communications.  For most of the Caucuses and Forums Treasury staff can self-select which groups to join. We know Treasury staff wear many hats, so you may be a member of more than one group to fit the circumstances within your office.

To join a Caucus or Forum, click on the group you wish to join and then click on the Request to Join/Join button. NAST staff reserves the right to accept or decline requests based on membership. 

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Topical communications 

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

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 job-alike Caucuses or Forums.