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What is the National Academy of Public Administration

The National Academy of Public Administration is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-partisan organization established in 1967 and chartered by Congress in 1984. To carry out this mission, the Academy draws on the knowledge and experience of its nearly 1,000 Fellows—including former cabinet officers, Members of Congress, governors, mayors, and state legislators, as well as prominent scholars, career public administrators, and non-profit and business executives. Supported by a full-time professional staff, our Fellows bring their insights, experience, successes, and lessons learned straight to our clients through independent thought leadership, in-depth studies and analyses, advisory services and technical assistance, congressional testimony, forums and conferences, and stakeholder engagement.

As outlined in its Congressional charter, the Academy seeks to advance government practices through studies and projects held to the highest standards of efficiency and excellence. From its founding, the Academy’s commitment to good governance drives the organization forward and inspires its work.

Focal Points

The Academy would like to bring your attention to the following resources and announcements.

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Academy Virtual Library
Welcome to the Academy's Virtual Library where you can search nearly all of the Academy's content in one place. Use...
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Save-the-Date: 2023 Social Equity Leadership Conference
June 12-14th: the Academy's Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance is partnering with the University of Kansas and the...
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Celebrating Black History Month
View a feature of interviews and reflections from our Fellows on the importance of this observance....


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Celebrating Black History Month
Spotlight on Dr. Jennifer Brinkerhoff's Contributions: I am a co-author of The Young Black Leader's
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Celebrating Black History Month
Dr. Charles Menifield (Fellow since 2018) was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta on
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Meet the Academy: Joseph Przeczewski
What is your role and primary responsibilities at the Academy? As the Academy’s IT and
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Meet Our Fellows: Valerie A. Lemmie
Valerie A. Lemmie ('98), Charles F. Kettering Foundation - Director of Exploratory Research Q. Who


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