Events

Todd Solomon speaksThe Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration serves the counties and cities of Southeastern Virginia – from Colonial Williamsburg to sunny Virginia Beach. Every other month starting in September of each year, the chapter offers exciting general membership luncheon meetings and special programs. Members are invited to network with fellow public administrators and listen to and interact with dynamic speakers on the most current topics in public administration.

2017-2018 Meeting Topics

  • September 28 – Mission Focused and Service First: Creating Innovative Solutions
  • November 16 – NORFOLK WORKS
  • January 18 – Newport News Choice Neighborhoods Initiative
  • March 15 – Symposium
  • May 3 – Public Service Awards Luncheon

Comments on Special Events:

  • In March the chapter sponsors an Annual Public Administration Symposium. The symposium gives public administrators a chance to listen to and participate in workshops on various topics important in the Public Administration field.
  • Our final event of each year is the Awards Luncheon held each May in conjunction with National Public Service Recognition Week . At this luncheon, our chapter presents two awards to outstanding public administrators who have been nominated by their peers – the Julian F. Hirst Award for Distinguished Service and the George R. House Award for Outstanding Service. In2002, we gave the first Dr. Wolfgang Pindur Award for Service in Academia and Practice, which recognizes an individual who exhibits extraordinary ability in linking the practitioner and the academician world.  Also in 2002, we continued a long tradition of giving outstanding local university students scholarships to aid them in their studies of Public Administration and related fields by offering a Student Scholarship . This scholarship is open to any undergraduate or graduate student studying Public Administration or a related field. Scholarships range between $500 and $1000.

So, browse our website and then check out the National ASPA site for information on joining ASPA.  When you join ASPA, don’t forget to designate the Hampton Roads Chapter as your local chapter.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!