About FCN

Federal Communicators Network (FCN)  is the largest communicators network for federal employees. Today, FCN membership includes over 1,000 communications professionals from across the federal government.  Since 1995, our Federal Communication Network members have led the charge of leading, refining, and delivering communications and marketing strategies to advance the missions of their agencies–large or small.

FCN works with organizations across the Executive Branch and in state and local governments, international governments, and non-profit and private partners to design, develop, and implement innovative communication strategy, branding, messaging, and engagement through digital and traditional media and channels.

Member Benefits

Our members get immediate access to:

  • Training: in-person workshops and webinars
  • Networking: in-person and online networking opportunities
  • Best practices, tools, and resources: sharing emerging tools and technologies

FCN Principles

  • Servant Leadership- FCN is lead by an elected group of federal employees who volunteer each year to guide the direction of the organization.
  • Cost-Savings- FCN is committed to offering many free or low-cost resources federal communicators
  • Public Service- FCN is created by public servant for public servants. Simply put, we promote the highest level of integrity and professionalism among public service professionals.

Meet Your 2019 Leadership Team

  • Chair: Christine Stevenson, Communications Program Liaison, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Co-Chair: Sylvia Ballinger, Team Lead, Marketing and Outreach, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Secretary/Admin Coordinator: Josie Anderson, Digital Media Manager, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
  • Training/Workshop Coordinator:  Virginia Hyer, Assistant Chief, Media Relations Branch, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Social Media Coordinator: Catherine Goergen, Public Affairs Specialty, Government Publishing Office
  • Blog Coordinator: Gabrielle Perret,  Senior Communications & Media Specialist, Office of Strategic Communications, General Services Administration
  • External Liaison/External Relations Coordinator:  Evan Papp, Deputy Director of Communications, United States Agency for International Development
  • Web Presence Coordinator:  Tracey Batacan, Digital Media Program Manager, Dept. Homeland Security, Federal Protective Service

FCN leaders and members do not represent, officially or unofficially, their respective agencies.

How to Join FCN

Membership to FCN is free and open to all U.S. federal, state, local, and tribal government employees and contractors with a valid government email address. Sign up to become an FCN member!

Contact Us

Questions about FCN? Send us an email at fedcommnetwork@gmail.com.

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