Upcoming Events

Join DAPA for Happy Hour and guest presentations during this summer’s Third Thursdays.

Third Thursdays will take place at the University of Delaware’s Speakeasy, 44 Kent Way, Newark, DE 19716, from 5-7 p.m.

RSVP for these free events by visiting our events page at www.dapanet.org/calendar.

Please hold the following dates for this summer’s Third Thursdays:

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016
  • Thursday, July 21, 2016
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016 
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Member Recognition

stephanie-patterson-web.pngStephanie Patterson has been hired as the Special Events Coordinator for the Nemours Fund for Children's Health at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children. You can find out more information about Nemours special events here.

Stephanie spent the last three years working as Fund Development Manager for Westside Family Healthcare. She worked on special events, donor relations, and grants management. In this next stage of her career, Stephanie would like to focus solely on larger signature events. 

Stephanie first collaborated with Nemours through the Kids Runway for Research event, which raises significant money for pediatric oncology research. Stephanie has her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women’s Studies and a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Health Policy. In addition, she has worked as a legislative fellow, graduate intern, and program assistant for several organizations throughout her career.

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ASPA Conference

Space-Needle.pngASPA’s 2016 Annual Conference was held in Seattle, Washington, and occurred over a five day period on March 18–22. The theme of the conference was New Traditions in Public Administration: Reflecting on Challenges, Harnessing Opportunities, which emphasized the challenges of public service through private sector delivery. Thanks to the leadership and guidance of the 2016 Conference Program Committee, more than 175 concurrent sessions, super panels, and networking opportunities were available to attendees. There were more than 1,800 attendees at this year’s conference.

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Public Service Recognition May 3, 2016

Public Service Recognition Week

Join us for a discussion with the Honorable Leo E. Strine, Jr., Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, followed by an informal networking opportunity. Both events will be held on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.

5:00 p.m. Discussion, Gore Hall room 103   

7:00 p.m. Networking, University of Delaware’s Speakeasy  

The event is free but registration is required. Visit our event's page for more details and registration.

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Council Update

DAPA Council meeting minutes from March 9, 2016, are now available on the Documents page of our website, here.

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Member Recognition

Kirsten-Jones-Bike-League.jpgKirsten Jones, second year MA student in the Urban Affairs and Public Policy program at the University of Delaware (UD) and a research assistant for the university’s Institute for Public Administration, presented her poster titled "Promoting Bike Planning Through Video" at the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., on March 9, and will be presenting at the National American Planning Association conference in Phoenix, Arizona, in April. Her Newark bike track video provides an excellent example of how video can be used to influence planning and policy. 

Al ManganielloAl Manganiello, from Catholic Charities of Wilmington, has a long career as a manager in two branches of state government, the nonprofit sector and with a Fortune 200 company. Mr. Manganiello spoke at the UD School of Public Policy & Administration’s Spring Contemporary Issues Seminar held on March 1. During the seminar, he shared his experiences and offered practical lessons he learned as a manager. He is also the author of the Award Winning Management Book, Ravioli Rules: A Manager’s Guide to Get the Workplace Cooking.

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Member Benefits: Job Announcements

mega-phone.pngReceiving job announcements is just one of the many benefits of being a DAPA member. Current members receive job announcements periodically from Chris Kelly, Second Vice President. If you have an announcement that you would like to share with other DAPA members, please send it to Chris Kelly at cgkelly@udel.edu

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Council Update

DAPA Council meeting minutes from February 2, 2016, are now available on the Documents page of our website, here

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Upcoming Events

ASPA_logo_print.jpgThe American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) is holding its 2016 Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington

ASPA’s 5-day Annual Conference provides the opportunity for over 1,200 ASPA members to participate in panel discussions, networking receptions, career fairs, workshop sessions, and more. This year’s conference is being held March 18-22 in Seattle, Washington. The full event schedule and more information can be found here.

Public Service Recognition Week

In honor of Public Service Recognition Week, DAPA is co-sponsoring a presentation by the Honorable Leo E. Strine, Jr., Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, on the evening of May 3, 2016, at the University of Delaware's Newark campus. Register for this free event here.

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Public Service Recognition

Public Service Recognition Week

Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is celebrated annually during the first week of May. It was organized in 1985 by the Public Employees Roundtable (PER) and its member organizations to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.

Please hold the evening of May 3, 2016 to attend our PSRW event and see Upcoming Events for more details.

The Public Service Stories Project highlights the nobility of public service through real-life stories captured on video. The project is the antithesis of the anti-government diatribe so prominently featured in the mass media. Twenty-three individual interviews are available to the public at www.youtube.com/user/publicservicestories.

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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.