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Joining the American Society for Public Administration and Your Local Chapter

ASPA represents the best of Public Administration. There are different levels of membership with special pricing for students and retired members. Professional Public Administration needs a voice now more than ever. Please consider joining if you are not already a member.

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Mission of the American Society for Public Administration (National Organization):

  • ASPA is the leading interdisciplinary public service organization that:
  • Advances the art, science, teaching, and practice of public and non-profit administration.
  • Promotes the value of joining and elevating the public service profession.
  • Builds bridges among all who pursue public purposes at home and internationally.
  • Provides networking and professional development opportunities to those committed to public service values.
  • Achieves innovative solutions to the challenges of governance.

Strategic Goals (National Organization):

  1. To enhance the growth and financial security of ASPA.
  2. To provide services in support of current and future ASPA members.
  3. To develop programs which are complementary to ASPA members’ values, ASPA’s tax status, and to the workload of ASPA staff.
  4.  To develop a portfolio of affinity programs which are attractive to ASPA members, provide a good return on investment of financial and non-financial resources, and serve as an incentive for individuals to join the Society.

ASPA offers a variety of professional development opportunities for practitioners, academics and students through conferences, publications and networking.