Stephanie 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.
ASPA’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.Read more
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.
DAPA Council meeting minutes from March 9, 2016, are now available on the Documents page of our website, here.
Kirsten 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 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.
Receiving 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 email@example.com.
DAPA Council meeting minutes from February 2, 2016, are now available on the Documents page of our website, here.
The 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.
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.
2015 Award Winners Jim Flynn, Rita Landgraf, and Tim Danos, pose with Public Service Award Committee Chair Julia O'Hanlon (on left) and Outstanding Student Public Service Award Committee Chair Angie Kline (on right).
DAPA members, friends, and honorees gathered for the 2015 DAPA Annual Awards Dinner at the historic Buena Vista Conference Center in New Castle, Del., on December 17, 2015. The annual dinner is held to recognize individuals dedicated to public service and administration.
The DAPA Public Service Award, which was developed almost 40 years ago, recognizes a public administrator who has made substantial contributions to professional public administration, management, and service in Delaware.
This year’s award recipients were The Honorable Rita M. Landgraf, Secretary, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and Dr. James P. Flynn, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, University of Delaware.
The DAPA Outstanding Student Public Service Award is presented each year to a graduate student who best exemplifies the caliber of achievement necessary for a successful public service career. Mr. Tim Danos, MPA candidate and Undergraduate Admissions Counselor at the University of Delaware, was the recipient of this year’s award.
Visit DAPA's Flickr page to view event photos at www.flickr.com/photos/97620512@N05/albums/with/72157660311015444.
View the press release from DHSS at www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/pressreleases/2015/landgrafhonored-122115.html.