The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) is the principal and most progressive organization dedicated to the advancement of black public leadership in local and state governments. NFBPA is an independent, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1983. With over 2,500 members, NFBPA has established a national reputation for designing and implementing quality leadership development initiatives of unparalleled success. Our members are leaders and managers of public programs and agencies in more than 350 jurisdictions nationwide. Thirty-six chapters support the growth of NFBPA at the local level. We invite you to join us.


NFBPA is the nation’s premier organization which inspires leadership development and service excellence with integrity and accountability, while transforming the way we govern.


To serve as a catalyst for linking public and private organizations, as well as academic institutions to support the professional development of African-Americans choosing public service careers.

We prepare and groom leaders by mentoring, coaching and providing leadership development for African Americans choosing public service.

We employ multiple modes of communication and cutting-edge leadership principles to enhance knowledge and skills for professional advancement of its members.

NFBPA Core Values