Sacramento Chapter
    American Society for Public Administration

Mission and Other Chapter Information

ASPA's Mission

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.

Chapter History


The Sacramento Chapter (ASPA Sacramento) was founded in 1940. ASPA Sacramento's activities include the annual public service reception, educational programs where speakers and panels discuss timely public administration issues, civic service outreach events, publication of a newsletter, and an annual awards dinner. Since 1982, ASPA Sacramento has recognized outstanding local public administrators, professors and students through its awards program.

ASPA's Code of Ethics - Read ASPA's Code of Ethics.

Annual Awards

The annual awards program is the highlight of the year.  For more about the Awards and the Awards Criteria click HERE.
For a
List of Award Winners from 1983-2011 click HERE.


The Chapter conducts programs through-out the year featuring noted public figures speaking on critical issues in Government.  Topics range from Personnel Practices to Technology to Managing in Extreme Budget Times.  Other programs have featured discussions related to the change of administrations and the implications of new policy perspectives for public adminstration.