The Hampton Roads Chapter of ASPA held the 2017 Annual Symposium and General Membership Luncheon on March 16, 2017 from 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM at the Residence Inn Norfolk Airport (1590 N. Military Hwy, Norfolk, Virginia 23502). The general topic was Addressing Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System.
Event Flyer (PDF)
ASPA HR and NFBPA hosted a joint seminar on the “Workplace Relationship Dynamics: Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence”. The event was held on January 19th, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 at the Slover Public Library in downtown Norfolk.
Dr. Gary Roberts of Regent University led the presentation and discussion; he provided some scenarios that led to animated discussions amongst the large number of attendees. Great session!
Catheryn Whitesell, the former director of the Virginia Beach Department of Budget and Management was the featured speaker at the Thursday, 11/17/2016 luncheon. Virginia Beach City Manager Dave Hansen recently appointed her to lead the new Strategy, Transparency, Innovation and Resiliency (STIR) office.
Under Ms Whitesell’s leadership, Virginia Beach has embraced data-driven government. Virginia Beach is using the Open Budget program to share revenue and expenditure data with citizens. Now, they’re launching an Open Performance program — one of the first in Virginia — to use data to improve accountability with citizens.
Ms Whitesell’s Presentation (PDF)
Location: Holiday Inn Express, Norfolk Airport
Date: Thursday, 09/15/2016
A New Way to Look at Government: Encouraging the Next Generation to Serve
The City of Norfolk provides meaningful and educational employment opportunities to Norfolk young adults age 16 through 19 through the Norfolk Emerging Leaders (NEL) program. NEL participants not only gain valuable work experience, but also take part in work readiness and financial planning workshops, network with city employees, and participate in workshops with community leaders. Over 200 positions in over 20 city departments help students explore areas based on their career interest. Trista Pope Fayton, Norfolk Emerging Leaders Program Coordinator lead an engaging discussion on this valuable program.
On May 5, 2016m ASPAHR had its annual awards luncheon at the Holiday Inn Norfolk Airport. The following are this year’s honored recipients:
||JULIAN F. HIRST AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Ron Williams, Jr., Deputy City Manager, City of Norfolk
||DR. WOLFGANG PINDUR AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN ACADEMIA AND PRACTICE
Dr. Pamela A. Gibson, Associate Professor of Public Administration, Troy University
||GEORGE ROBERT HOUSE , JR. AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE
Sergeant William L. Gervin, Virginia Beach Police Department
||HR ASPA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
Eric Schweitzer, Old Dominion University
Submission criteria are now available for the 2016 ASPA Hampton Roads Annual Scholarship and the Hirst and House Awards.
Scholarship Announcement 2016
Hirst and House Announcement 2016
Please go to Scholarships and Awards for further information and the submission forms!
The Challenge for Public Administration Associations: Millennial and Young Professional Engagement
To stay relevant, public administration associations need to understand, appreciate, and engage both young professionals and the millennial generation as they enter the workplace and discern their call to public service.
The purpose of the annual symposium, held on March 18, 2016, was to enter a dialogue on how we can meet this challenge.