Who Are We?

The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) was founded in 1939. ASPA is the nation’s most respected society representing all forums in the public service arena.

ASPANewLogo2We are advocates for greater effectiveness in government – agents of goodwill and professionalism – publishers of democratic journalism at its very best – purveyors of progressive theory and practice and providers of global citizenship.

We believe that by embracing new ideas – addressing key public service issues – and promoting change at both the local and international levels, we can enhance the quality of lives worldwide.ASPA Hampton Roads ASPA represents a diverse membership of 9000 government and non-profit administrators, scholars, educators, and students.

The Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration serves the sixteen counties and cities of Southeastern Virginia – from Colonial Williamsburg to Virginia Beach. The Hampton Roads Chapter has long had a tradition of having one of the more active ASPA chapters.  The Hampton Roads Chapter of ASPA represents the field of public administration for the region. The chapter is basically the creation of its members — its activities and functions are a reflection of the goals and interests of those members who want to be involved in the field of public administration at the local level.

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!