Greetings and Welcome to the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA). I would like to sincerely thank the dedicated members of NFBPA for their support and for electing me to serve as President of this prestigious organization of over 2,500 members, representing more than 350 jurisdictions with approximately 40 local chapters in 37 states. As we celebrate 30 years of existence, I am fortunate to lead such an auspicious entity in which I have been a member since its inception in 1983. This is the ideal time to reposition the organization to maximize opportunities for the future. We must remain dedicated to the mission and goals of the organization which are to strengthen the position of Blacks within the field of Public Administration; increase the number of African Americans appointed to executive positions and prepare young, aspiring administrators for senior public management positions through intensive training, professional development programs and a powerful network of public leadership. While this mission is not at the expense of other administrators, it is to ensure that we have a pool of Black Administrators who are well trained, capable, willing and excited to lead public service entities. Successful implementation of our mission will ensure a well diverse and qualified pool of administrators that reflects the diversity of our communities.
This administration's primary goals are the four “R’s”;
- Remain dedicated to the mission of the organization;
- Reclaim non-active members;
- Recruit new members to the organization throughout all levels of government; and
- Reposition the organization to be a more sustainable entity financially and operationally far into the future.
We welcome all interested parties to join us and support the mission of NFBPA. Again, I would like to thank the members for allowing me to serve this awesome organization