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Fellow Spotlight: Rakesh Mohan
Fellow Spotlight: Rakesh Mohan

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

Rakesh Mohan is the director of Idaho’s legislative Office of Performance Evaluations (OPE). He has led the legislature’s independent, nonpartisan

Fellow Spotlight: Mark T. Kim
Fellow Spotlight: Mark T. Kim

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

Mark T. Kim is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), the principal regulator of

Baltimore County debuts Enterprise Strategic Plan, with help from the Academy
Baltimore County debuts Enterprise Strategic Plan, with help from the Academy

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

County Executive John Olszewski Jr., has debuted the Baltimore County Enterprise Strategic Plan for 2024-2026, with the help of the

Fellow Spotlight: Meghna Sabharwal
Fellow Spotlight: Meghna Sabharwal

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

Dr. Meghna Sabharwal is a professor in the public and nonprofit management program at the University of Texas at Dallas

May 2024

Shared Services Seminar | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

The Academy Acknowledges our Fellows for Public Service Recognition Week 2024!
The Academy Acknowledges our Fellows for Public Service Recognition Week 2024!

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

The Academy is taking a special look at Academy Fellows making an impact at the state and local level for

Fellow Spotlight: Bill Gormley
Fellow Spotlight: Bill Gormley

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

BILL GORMLEY is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Georgetown University. Until 2023, he taught public policy and government courses and

Standing Panel on Executive Organization and Management and the Agile Government Network: Trust in Government

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

As part of its year-long look into the root causes and potential remedies of declining trust in government, this meeting

Academy Study: Protecting Free and Fair Elections: The Vital Role of Public Administration

NAPA Podcast | Type: Podcast | Areas: None | Year: 2024

In this episode, we welcome Larry Novey, Academy Fellow, and Dr. Joe Mitchell, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Academy

The Academy and Earth Day: A focus on the future
The Academy and Earth Day: A focus on the future

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

One of the Academy’s 12 Grand Challenges is “Steward Natural Resources and Address Climate Change.” As we see changes in

Finding Win-Win Solutions to Environmental Stewardship with Matt Auer (University of Georgia)

NAPA Podcast | Type: Podcast | Areas: None | Year: 2024

In this episode, we welcome Dr. Matt Auer, Dean and Arch Professor at the University of Georgia's School of Policy

Fellow Spotlight: Prajapati Trivedi
Fellow Spotlight: Prajapati Trivedi

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

Prof. Prajapati Trivedi is currently the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for SDG Implementation, Commonwealth Secretariat, London, UK; a Distinguished Professor

April 2024

Shared Services Seminar | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

Financial Statements

Media | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

The Changing Agricultural Landscape with Susan Offutt

NAPA Podcast | Type: Podcast | Areas: None | Year: 2024

In this episode, we welcome Susan Offutt, former Chief Economist at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Academy Fellow

Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change: A Comparative Study of Governance Processes in Australia, China, and the United States
Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change: A Comparative Study of Governance Processes in Australia, China, and the United States

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: Opportunities for the Future: Globalization, Democracy and the New Public Service, Environmental Sustainability | Year: 2024

In 2023, UN climate proceedings (COP 28) made clear that challenges of adapting to climate impacts are now a priority

Solving Environmental and Outer Space Challenges through Systems Thinking with Dr. Harry Lambright

NAPA Podcast | Type: Podcast | Areas: None | Year: 2024

In this episode, we welcome Dr. Harry Lambright, Professor of Public Administration, International Affairs, and Political Science and the University

National Academy of Public Administration President & CEO Terry Gerton Will Step Down from Role at End of 2024

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

For Immediate Release March 25, 2024 Contact: Matt Hampton mhampton@napawash.org National Academy of Public Administration President & CEO Terry Gerton

The Challenges of Financing Water Systems with Mark Kim

NAPA Podcast | Type: Podcast | Areas: None | Year: 2024

In this episode, we welcome Mark Kim, Chief Executive Officer of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and Academy Fellow

Fellow Spotlight: Roderick Hickman
Fellow Spotlight: Roderick Hickman

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

Roderick Hickman is a nationally acclaimed corrections executive, reformer, federal court monitor, and consultant. Professionally he is recognized for his

What Makes the Management of Water Systems So Challenging? With Cathy Bailey (Greater Cincinnati Waterworks)

NAPA Podcast | Type: Podcast | Areas: None | Year: 2024

In this episode, we welcome Cathy Bailey, Executive Director of Greater Cincinnati Waterworks and Academy Fellow, to discuss the need

Making AI Better Than Us – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: Information Technology | Year: 2024

It was not until the end of 2022 that ChatGPT entered the public domain, meaning we all had to learn

Fellow Spotlight: Dr. Karen Hardy
Fellow Spotlight: Dr. Karen Hardy

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

Who or what inspired you to enter into public service? I actually fell into public service full-time after working in

March 2023

Shared Services Seminar | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

Fiscal Year 2023

Annual Report | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

Public Service Spotlight: JoAnne Speers

NAPA Podcast | Type: Podcast | Areas: None | Year: 2024

In this episode, we welcome Academy Fellow JoAnne Speers to discuss her passion for local government and her career through

Fellow Spotlight: G.L.A. "Gigi" Harris
Fellow Spotlight: G.L.A. "Gigi" Harris

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

An accomplished scholar and consummate "pracademic," Dr. G.L.A. Harris came to the Thunderbird School of Global Management following a successful

Climate Adaptation Governance Project: Shanghai Forum Roundtable

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

The initial findings of the Academy co-sponsored Australia/China/U.S. climate adaptation project, and project next steps, were the focus of a

Intergovernmental Systems Standing Panel Meeting: March 6th, 2024

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

The Intergovernmental Systems Standing Panel met on March 6th, 2024, to discuss current projects, provide updates, and plan for upcoming

The Importance of Enterprise Risk Management with Dr. Karen Hardy

NAPA Podcast | Type: Podcast | Areas: None | Year: 2024

In this episode, we welcome Academy Fellow Dr. Karen Hardy, an internationally-recognized Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) expert and the creator

What can countries and local governments learn from comparing approaches to climate impact?

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations | Year: 2024

Adaptation to climate impacts (flood, fire, heat, drought) is a global challenge. In contrast to “mitigation” (greenhouse gas reduction), adaptation

The Academy and Women's History Month 2024

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

National Women’s History Month has been observed in the United States since 1988 in celebration of the often overlooked contributions

National Academy of Public Administration Convenes Elections Working Group ahead of 2024 Election Season

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Elections occur continuously in the United States, and local election workers are instrumental in making these elections

Using Agile Management to Promote Public Service through the Selective Service System with Joel Spangenberg

NAPA Podcast | Type: Podcast | Areas: None | Year: 2024

In this episode, we welcome Academy Fellow Joel Spangenberg, Acting Director of the Selective Service System (SSS), to discuss SSS'

Fellow Spotlight: Byron Adkins
Fellow Spotlight: Byron Adkins

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

Byron M. Adkins, Jr. is the Associate Director for Operations at the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) and has nineteen years

Labor Policies and Retirement Security with Barbara Bovbjerg

NAPA Podcast | Type: Podcast | Areas: None | Year: 2024

In this episode, we welcome Academy Fellow Barbara Bovbjerg, Former Managing Director of Education, Workforce and Income Security at the

Fellow Spotlight: David C. Wilson
Fellow Spotlight: David C. Wilson

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

David C. Wilson, Ph.D. is Dean of the Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy and Professor of Public

Working Capital Fund Registration March 2024

Working Capital Fund | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

Cherry Bekaert and the National Academy of Public Administration will resume the convening of the Working Capital Fund Forum on

The Future of Work with Dr. Lisa Coleman

NAPA Podcast | Type: Podcast | Areas: None | Year: 2024

In this episode, we welcome Academy Fellow Dr. Lisa Coleman, Senior Vice President for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation at

February 2024

Shared Services Seminar | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2024

What States are Doing to Promote Hiring with Joe Barela

NAPA Podcast | Type: Podcast | Areas: None | Year: 2024

In this episode, we welcome Academy Fellow Joe Barela, Colorado's Executive Director of Labor and Employment, to discuss Colorado's workforce