Delaware Candidate Seeks Position on ASPA National Council

Angie KlineThe American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) is holding elections November 7 through November 28 for representation on ASPA’s National Council. A member of the Delaware Chapter of ASPA is seeking a position in the upcoming election. Angie Kline is an active member of ASPA, our chapter, and the field of public administration. The Delaware Chapter is proud to endorse Angie and share her qualifications with you.

Angie Kline, Ph.D. Candidate in the University of Delaware’s School of Public Policy & Administration, is running for District II Representative on ASPA’s National Council. Angie currently serves on ASPA’s National Council as the Student Representative. Angie serves as a Council Member of the Delaware chapter of ASPA and was awarded ASPA’s Founders Forum Fellowship in 2015 and participated in ASPA’s International Young Scholars Workshop in 2015. For more information please visit ASPA’s Election Website.

Please consider voting for Angie for representation on ASPA’s National Council.

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Renew Your DAPA Membership Before the Rate Increases

Council unanimously supported raising the cost of a yearly membership from $25 to $30 beginning in January 2017. Save $5 by renewing your membership before the end of December 2016. Renew online at

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Revised Constitution

Our members approved the revised constitution unanimously. The amended version is posted on the documents page of our website. Thank you to everyone who voted!

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Member Highlights: Workshop in South Africa

africa-workshop.pngDear ASPA & DAPA Friends,

In July, I attended the 5th International Young Scholars Workshop. The workshop was filled with fascinating research presentations, cultural exchanges and making new friends and colleagues. During a summer peppered with news of election shenanigans and global crises, I was encouraged and energized to hear from the Workshop participants about their work on addressing global disparities. Attending conferences and workshops are important for regaining my perspective on the importance of public policy research.

Read more about my experience in the latest issue of Connect Magazine.

All the Best,
Angie Kline
Student Representative, ASPA National Council
At-Large Council Member, DAPA

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Meeting Minutes Posted

DAPA Council meeting minutes from October 26, 2016, are now available on the Documents page.

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Your Input is Needed

The Delaware Association for Public Administration (DAPA), in partnership with the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA), is conducting this survey to hear from you—DAPA members and stakeholders in Delaware—to inform the Memos to Leaders project. 

We want to know what you think are the most important policy issues for local and state leaders as they begin their time in office.

Please participate in our short, anonymous survey by clicking here. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete.

The purpose of the Memos to Leaders initiative is to inform newly elected leaders as they assume office at the beginning of 2017. If you would like more information about this initiative, you can read about it on ASPA's PA Times.

Please contact Angie Kline,, if you have any questions. We appreciate your input!

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ASPA Chapter/Section Meeting

ASPA’s National Council for the Chapter and Section Leadership Meeting was held on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Angie Kline, a PhD student in the urban affairs and public policy program at the University of Delaware and Student Representative for the ASPA National Council, was in attendance as the Delaware representative. 

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Apply to Become an ASPA Founders’ Fellow

The Founders' Fellows program recognizes the current and future accomplishments of the next generation of those committed to public service, whether in the academic or practitioner communities, or both. The applicants for this fellowship will demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and professional promise. All application packets are due to American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) by Friday, October 14, 2016. Please note that you do not have to be a current ASPA member to apply.

Founders’ Fellows receive complimentary attendance to the ASPA Annual Conference where they present their research; an exclusive mentorship with senior mentors who are matched with them based on academic and professional interests; tailored professional development webinars that address their specific educational and professional needs; and personal and professional development through their senior mentor match. 

To access the application form, visit ASPA's website.


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2017 American Society for Public Administration Conference

aspa-2017-conference.jpgThe American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) 2017 Annual Conference is taking place on March 17-21, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s theme is “Saluting the Public Service: A Bold and Noble Profession.”

The discount early-bird registration rate expires October 31! Register on ASPA's website today.

ASPA is looking for papers, panels, and workshops that will showcase this year’s theme. Proposals for the 2017 Annual Conference must be submitted by Friday, September 23, 2016. There are eleven tracks that offer a variety of choices for how you can present your knowledge and expertise in March. More information about each of the tracks can be found on ASPA’s website. ASPA’s Presenters’ Guidelines to help you shape the perfect proposal can also be found on the website. 

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2016 Northeast Conference on Public Administration

necopa-2016-logo.pngThe 2016 Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECoPA) will take place on November 11-13, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The theme for this year’s conference is “Public Administration in the Era of Collaboration.”

The 2016 NECoPA is hosted by the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg and is a great opportunity for academics, practitioners, and students to gather and exchange their research and praxis regarding collaboration. Awards will be presented to the best academic paper, practitioner paper, and student paper. 

Visit the NECoPA website for more information.  

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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!

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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.