Council Update

Albert Shields (left) with Kathy Murphy, Martha Corrozi Narvaez, and Martin Wollaston at the 2014 DAPA Dinner.

Thanks to outgoing Council member Albert Shields for his years of service and dedication to DAPA. Professionally, Albert is the Delaware Press and Policy Advisor in the Office of Congressman John Carney. As a DAPA Council member, he made significant contributions to our public relations and social media operations. Albert initiated our social media accounts and contributed to our website, newsletter, educational programs, networking events, and annual awards dinner. He has been a vital member of our organization and we wish him continued success.


From right to left, Chris Kelly, Jonathan Kirch, and Tyler Berl at the August Third Thursday event.

We are pleased to welcome Chris Kelly to the Council. Chris is currently a staff member at the University of Delaware's Institute for Public Administration (IPA) where he works on multiple projects related to public education in the State of Delaware. Prior to returning to IPA, Chris served as the Field Director for a congressional campaign in Pennsylvania's third congressional district. He also served as a researcher for Governor Tom Wolf’s (PA) transition team, and assisted with conducting agency reviews on the Department of Labor and Industry and the state’s housing initiatives. As the Second Vice President, he looks forward to working on the newsletter, member recruitment, and programs.

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Member Recognition

angie-kline.jpgAngie Kline (pictured), Ph.D. student in the Urban Affairs and Public Policy program at the University of Delaware, was recently elected as Student Representative to the ASPA Council.

Bryan Sullivan, Director of Management Efficiency for the State of Delaware, was elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Association for Budgeting & Financial Management.

If you recently received an award or promotion for which you would like to be recognized, please email Chris Kelly at

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New Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website!

Key features include:

Thanks to Sarah Pragg for leading this effort with the help of Frank Telleri and Jessica Stump

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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

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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.