ASPA HR 2022 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the chapter award recipients for this year: Julian F. Hirst Award for Distinguished ServiceMechelle Smith, Director, Norfolk Criminal Justice Services George Robert House, Jr. Award for Outstanding ServiceJimmy McNamara, Director, Chesapeake Planning Department Dr. Wolfgang Pindur Award for Distinguished Service in Academia and PracticeGary Roberts, Regent University John Dunning AwardDavid Chapman, HR ASPA … Continue reading ASPA HR 2022 Award Recipients

Student Event: Advice from the Trenches

Public service professionals and faculty shared their insights and advice for students pursuing careers in public service. This was held on Thursday, April 21, 2022 from noon-1pm EDT via Zoom. Event flyer (PDF).

Annual Research Symposium

The Hampton Roads Chapter of ASPA Annual Research Symposium on Examining Public Service in the Wake of COVID-19: Challenges, Successes, and Future Implications. The Symposium will be on March 24, 2022, from 9.45 am to 1.15pm EST, via Zoom. Symposium program (PDF). We thank the organizing committee – Dr. Marina Saitgalina, Dr. Stephen King, Caitline … Continue reading Annual Research Symposium

Awards, Scholarship, and Nominations

Applications for the annual awards and scholarship are now being accepted. Please see the Awards tab for more information. All applications are due via e-mail by April 11 at 11:00 PM to the Chapter President (Wie Yusuf, Please include HR ASPA scholarship/award in the e-mail subject.Winners will be recognized at the May meeting. We … Continue reading Awards, Scholarship, and Nominations

Sustainability Webinar

The webinar was held on January 20, 2022, from 12 noon – 1.00 pm. The session focused on sustainability issues relevant to communities in Hampton Roads and beyond. The panelists: Karen Forget, Executive Director, Lynnhaven River Now Christy Everett, Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Hampton Roads Katie Cullipher, Principal Environmental Education Planner, Hampton Roads Planning … Continue reading Sustainability Webinar

Happy New Year (2022)!

Happy New Year to all Hampton Roads ASPA members. A few exciting announcements and calls for participation. (1)   We invite you to submit proposals for the Annual Research Symposium. The Symposium will be held virtually on Thursday, March 24th from 9.45 am to 1.15 pm. This year’s theme is “Examining Public Service in the Wake … Continue reading Happy New Year (2022)!

The Virtual Workplace: Implications for Leadership and Human Resource Management

This event was held on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from Noon-1 pm. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented public administrators with unprecedented stress and disruption in service provision and foundational human resource management practices such as staffing and job design. Concurrently the challenges gave impetus to an accelerated utilization of the virtual workplace with overall positive … Continue reading The Virtual Workplace: Implications for Leadership and Human Resource Management

Webinar on Infrastructure and Resilience

Thursday, October 21, 2021. Noon to 1:00 PM. Recording of session (YouTube). Ms. Karen Firehock (Green Infrastructure Center and the University of Virginia) spoke on green infrastructure planning and offered examples from Hampton Roads and other localities on how green infrastructure supports resilience of coastal communities. Ms. Firehock is an environmental planner with more than … Continue reading Webinar on Infrastructure and Resilience

ASPA HR September Meeting

September 16, 2021 (12 – 1 pm) – Welcome back & organizational meeting! Meet the HR ASPA Executive Council. Learn about upcoming events and plans for 2021-22. Join in celebrating and congratulating chapter award winners. Questions? E-mail Wie Yusuf, HR ASPA President,


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