About DAPA

The Delaware Association for Public Administration (DAPA) is a unique organization made up of Delawareans dedicated to the field of public administration and public service. We are the Delaware Chapter of American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the Delaware Association for Public Administration.  We are one organization with two points of entry.

You can become a member of DAPA by joining at the state or national level.  

ASPA is a national professional organization dedicated to effectiveness in government and excellence in public service.  ASPA’s mission is to be the leading public service organization that advances the art, science, teaching and practice of public and non-profit administration.  Since 1939, ASPA has been the nation’s most respected society representing all forums in the public service arena. An ASPA membership includes one, no-cost chapter membership. By selecting Delaware as your chapter, you become a member of DAPA. In 1973, DAPA assumed responsibility for the Delaware Chapter of ASPA.

Reasons to Join DAPA

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.

 

  • Upcoming events

    Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 06:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Buena Vista Conference Center in New Castle, DE

    2019 DAPA Awards Celebration and Cocktail Hour

    DAPA is pleased to announce this year's Awards Celebration and Cocktail Hour. Join us at Buena Vista Conference Center on December 19, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. to recognize this year’s award recipients:

    Public Service Award: Bert Scoglietti, Office of Management and Budget

    Outstanding Student Award: Danielle Littmann, University of Delaware

    Young Professional of the Year Award: Evan Miller, City of Rehoboth Beach

    The celebration will include a social hour and award ceremony complete with an open bar and hors d'oeuvres provided by Home Grown Cafe

    We look forward to seeing you there!

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Call for Articles

Do you have an idea for an article that you'd like to submit to ASPA's PA Times Editorial Board? Review the monthly topic areas and submission deadlines, and consider submitting an article idea!

News from ASPA

Read the latest articles from ASPA's PA Times

Public Service Stories Project

This project highlights the nobility of public service through real-life stories captured on video. It's the antithesis of the anti-government diatribe so prominently featured in the mass media. View the 23 individual interviews on YouTube.