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Public Service Recognition Week


Public Service Recognition Week 

The Academy celebrated Public Service Recognition Week from May 7-12, highlighting the accomplishments of our Fellows and sharing short pieces our Fellows wrote exclusively for this week. We've cataloged them below, but first, a short blog from our President and CEO, Terry Gerton. 

The National Academy of Public Administration Names Teresa W. Gerton as New President and CEO

 WASHINGTON, DC – The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) today announced that Teresa (Terry) W. Gerton, a retired Army veteran who has served at the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Labor, will join the Academy as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 9, 2017. Ms. Gerton will replace Dan G. Blair, who led the Academy with distinction from July 2011 until December 2016.

Managing Risks in the Retained Organization

Transforming the retained organization is a critical factor in the successful transition to a shared services paradigm, concluded a panel of federal executives brought together by the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy), in partnership with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), on October 6th. This panel described the reality of setting up the retained organization and its associated risks as well as shared practical strategies to mitigate risks and overcome challenges. 

RSVP for our Governors Forum Feat. Gov. Jack Markell (D-DE)

The National Academy of Public Administration, the National Governors Association, and American University School of Public Affairs are hosting Governor Jack Markell (D-DE), former Governor George Allen (R-VA), and former Governor Parris Glendening (D-MD) to discuss impact of the Presidential Transition on the states, focusing particularly on matters such as infrastructure, transportation, and healthcare.

Sign Up For Our Management Matters Newsletter

For two years, the Academy has taken great pleasure in delivering Management Matters to your inbox every morning. Thanks to input and contributions from our Fellowship, Management Matters has grown immensely in this short time. In response to the many requests from non-Fellows to be added to our Management Matters distribution list, we decided to open up subscription to the general public, in hopes of expanding the NAPA community and spreading the word about the valuable work that we do. Over the last two months, over 700 outside subscribers, primarily government employees, have joined the Academy community via Management Matters and now receive not only informative news, but information about Academy studies and events, as well as the work of our Fellows.

To become a part of the NAPA community, subscribe to our Management Matters newsletter by clicking the link below:


Thank you for all of the positive feedback and encouragement regarding Management Matters over the last two years. We look forward to continuing to engage our ever-growing NAPA community!

Forum on Accountability

Join the Academy and the American University School of Public Affairs for a forum on Accountability in Government, featuring a keynote address by Comptroller General Gene Dodaro. This event will be held on Tuesday, April 5th, from 8:30-11:00 AM at the University Club, located at 1135 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005. Click here to register!


Visit our new website, www.napat16.org, for updates on the Academy's Transition 2016 initiative. This site features information on the initiative, blog posts, Panel products, and much more. 

2015 Fall Meeting

On December 3rd, 2015, the Academy held its Annual Fall Meeting at the Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City, VA. With over 150 of the Academy's distinguished Fellows in attendance, the meeting featured an all-star cast of keynote speakers and insightful discussions on various topics such as civil service reform, cybersecurity, collaboration across boundaries, and strengthening local governments. To view a detailed summary of the meeting, click here

Transition 2016

The Academy's Transition 2016 initiative is designed to advise the incoming 2016 Presidential Administration on effective management improvement initiatives; identifying and overcoming government management challenges; and identifying key Presidentially-appointed agency management positions.

This initiative will be led jointly by Academy Fellows Ed DeSeve, a former official during the Obama and Clinton Administrations, and David Chu, a former official during the Reagan and both Bush Administrations. The Academy will also be working with the American Society for Public Administration in offering management recommendations and trusted advice to build a more agile, responsive, and resilient government.