Let’s talk LNGs
This month we are breaking down a very commonly used abbreviation among ADCES Connect, but one that not everyone is familiar with. Keep reading to learn more about Local Networking Groups (LNGs), how to choose the LNG for you, tips for getting the most out of your membership, and recent news from your leaders.
What is an LNG?
LNG is the acronym for Local Networking Group. LNGs are responsible for education, networking, and community connections at a local level versus statewide. It allows for more intimate gatherings and connections with colleagues in similar communities.
How many LNGs are there?
Currently, the Texas Coordinating Body has 5 active LNGs. We are always looking for more leaders to help represent each area of our great state. If you are interested in an area that is not currently represented, please reach out to the Texas CB lead here.
How do I know which LNG I belong to?
You get to choose! Your annual ADCES membership grants you access to Texas ADCES and it's resources. Part of that is the option to choose an LNG that best serves you.
Provided below is a map with suggestions based on your area. If you are in the middle of two, please feel free to join both LNG’s. If you have questions about which LNG you want to join, please reach out here.
How do I join an LNG?
Once you decide on your LNG, now you must manually subscribe to receive direct communications. Sign into My ADCES Connect, select Texas under the My State Network tab, and scroll all the way down to the bottom to see the list of Texas LNGs. Find the one you want and click the Join button.
When you join, you now have the option to select how frequently you receive communications. I highly recommend real time emails or a daily digest to ensure you see information in a timely manner. You can also adjust your settings under your profile if you change your mind or need to briefly pause communications.
I joined an LNG…now what?
First, congrats on joining!
Now, as a subscribed member, you will start receiving communications about local news and events from your LNG leaders. As a member, you also have the ability to start your own discussion using the LNG discussion forum if you have any questions or would like to share information with local colleagues.
For further questions navigating the ADCES connect website and selecting your LNG, please reach out here
LNG State Map