The American Society for Public Administration, was organized in 1939 and is dedicated to improving the quality of life through better public service. There are approximately 120 chapters nationwide consisting of some 10,000 members and 19 sections in specific areas of administration. ASPA addresses all professional levels, including practitioners in local, state, regional and federal government, academicians, students, and business and community leaders who discuss their concerns, ex-change ideas, share knowledge and take positions on issues that confront the profession.
ASPA offers publications, conferences, education, research and various special services, many of which are implemented through the organization’s many chapters in major governments, education centers, and through ASPA functional sections and committees.
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