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photo of DAPA President Kathy MurphyAbout the Delaware Association for Public Administration

DAPA is Delaware’s professional association for those interested in, involved with, and/or committed to promoting public service. It is the Delaware Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.

DAPA provides a strong organizational network for those concerned with public administration in Delaware.

DAPA fosters professional and social contacts at all levels of state government, educational institutions, and quasi-public and private organizations.

DAPA sponsors events to introduce new ideas and foster discussions of complex issues so that public administrators become better informed and trained.

DAPA periodically publishes the DAPA Public Service Reader, an online news vehicle that reports organizational programs and meetings, announces upcoming activities, and highlights members. The Reader also provides a forum for members to contribute their perspectives on issues facing public administrators in Delaware.

photo of DAPA member participants in 2013 Cindy Foundation 5K
DAPA members Martha Corrozi Narvaez, Ed Freel, Kim Gomes, Mark Deshon, Russ Morris, and Julia O’Hanlon participated in the Cindy Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research 5K on the Wilmington Riverfront on September 4, 2013.

Promoting Public Service

Annual Awards
DAPA’s $500 Outstanding Student Public Service Award is awarded annually to a graduate student who best exemplifies the caliber of achievement necessary for a successful public service career.

Each year DAPA presents its Public Service Award to a public administrator who has made substantial contributions to professional public management and service in Delaware.

Programs and Activities

DAPA holds program meetings throughout the year and statewide. These meetings provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of ideas that affect the vital interests of those in the public sector. A program consists of a speaker or panel of speakers and usually includes dinner.

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For more information, e-mail or write to:

Kathy Murphy
c/o Institute for Public Administration
DGS Annex
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716