• NFBPA South Florida Presents: Unmasked Laughter, A Virtual Comedy Show.

  • Sister Circle Chat with NFBPANTC

  • Join the NFBPA South Florida for Paint & Reflect Event


  • NFBPA North Texas Chapter Virtual Annual Meeting & 2020 Chapter Membership Survey

  • Join the NFBPA South Florida Chapter Tonight for Chapter Meeting!er

  • Covid-19 Support Line Now Available for NFBPA Members!

    Covid-19 Resource Support Sponsored by Cigna

    For all individuals seeking support during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Cigna offers a toll-free number, 855.287.8400 to connect to a qualified representative.  Assistance is available 24/7, for as long as necessary. The service is open to anyone in the US, free of charge to help people manage their stress and anxiety so they can continue to address their everyday needs. Callers may also receive referrals to community resources to help them with specific concerns, including financial and legal matters.
  • NFBPA 2020 Board of Directors Election

    NFBPA Members:
    This is a reminder that the National Forum for Black Public Administrators is holding our annual election for the 2020 Board of Directors. We appreciate you taking the time to select the new leaders of our organization. You should have received a link from Eballot in your email with your voter credentials. Please cast your vote before Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 11:59 pm. The 2020 terms of the Board Officers and Members will begin on April 18, 2020.
    For any elections related questions, you should email If you believe that your dues were paid and you have not yet received your ballot, please email

  • NFBPA Members on the Move!

  • NFBPA President Anthony J. Snipes Awarded MPA Public Officials of Year!!

    Congratulations to NFBPA President Anthony J. Snipes who received the Public Official of the Year Award, presented by the University of Houston's Master in Public Administration program.

  • Join the NFBPA Greater Little Rock Chapter for their Legacy and Leadership Program



    This event will include:
    • NTX Chapter Business
    • Overview of 2020 Events
    • Introductions of the Four New Department Heads in the City of Fort Worth
    Where & When?
    Crockett Row at West 7th Street
    Fort Worth, Texas 76107
    Thursday, February 13th
    5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

  • NFBPA Members on the MOVE!

    Harry Black

    Appointed City Manager

    Stockton, California

    Phyliss Dickerson

    Appointed Regional Mayoral Director- Central Region

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg Campaign

    Kevin Edmonds

    Appointed Chief Administrative Officer 

    City of Orlando, Florida

    Mayor Van Johnson

    Elected Mayor 

    City of Savannah, Georgia

    Rona Stringfellow

    Appointed City Administrator 

    City of Wilmer, Texas

  • Join NFBPA in the Next Step of REBRANDING!

    Please note that individual responses cannot be linked to names or emails and all responses will be confidential.
    Thank you for taking time to provide valuable feedback that will enhance our brand. YOUR VOICE MATTERS!

  • SAVE THE DATE! NFBPA-MAC meeting to be held on January 29, 2020!

    Greetings NFBPA-MAC,

    I am excited to kick off 2020 in full throttle, as we work to grow the chapter and bring public sector leaders together to positively impact the greater metropolitan community. Please save the date for the next NFBPA-MAC meeting to be held on January 29, 2020, at Ohio River South's downtown headquarters. During this meeting, we will introduce the 2019-2020 executive committee, discuss pertinent chapter business, and host a panel focused on the 2020 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly, and its impact on our members. 

    Please also be on the lookout for a full newsletter offering highlighting chapter activities early next week, as well as registration info for the upcoming All Chapter Meeting, and other partnership events. 

    In Service,

    Odie Donald II


  • Congratulations to NFBPA President and Public Official of the Year Honoree, Anthony J. Snipes!

    President Anthony Snipes
    was selected as one of four honorees for the University of Houston Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program's 8th Public Official of the Year awards for 2020. 

    The other three winners are Stephen Costello, Chief Recovery Officer, City of Houston; Jerry Mouton, Mayor, City of Deer Park; and Mark Flathouse, Fire Marshal, Fort Bend County. The MPA Program Pioneer Public Service Award honoree is Mayor Sylvester Turner.
    Congratulations Again and Thank You for your Public Service!

  • Congratulations to the NFBPA and SALGA Partnership!

    Announcing NFBPA and SALGA (South African Local Government Association) partnership in Durban, South Africa this past November!
  • You Are Invited to Attend the NFBPA Maryland Chapter 2019 Holiday Mixer


    Attention All Eligible NFBPA Members
    The Nominating Committee is Calling for Nominations for officers and members of the NFBPA Board of Directors

    • Are you dedicated to NFBPA?
    • Do you want to be apart of the continued success of NFBPA?
    • Do you or someone you know have leadership talents to lead NFBPA? 
    • We know you answered YES to all three questions!
    Please click the link below to nominate yourself or someone you know to become an officer or member of the NFBPA Board of Directors.

    Deadline for Nominations: 
    Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    Click Here to Nominate!

    NFBPA is seeking feedback from Members, Sponsors, Partners, Supporters and Friends via the survey link below. Please consider taking 5 to 10 minutes to respond to a brief survey that will help determine a new and enhanced Brand, Logo and Marketing Guidelines for NFBPA.
    NFBPA has engaged Joba Consulting to launch this very important initiative. Joba will gather the survey results and present NFBPA with options for member approval. The survey will be open until November 10, 2019. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration!

  • MCTX City Manager Anthony J. Snipes Selected A Fellow by National Academy of Public Administration


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Sept. 20, 2019

    CONTACT: Stacie Walker — 281-403-8530


    MCTX City Manager Anthony J. Snipes Selected

    A Fellow by National Academy of Public Administration


    MCTX City Manager Anthony J. Snipes has been selected by the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) for inclusion in its 2019 Class of Academy Fellows, in recognition of his years of public administration service and expertise. Induction of the 51 new Fellows will occur during the Academy’s annual Fall Meeting, which will take place Nov. 7 to Nov. 8 in Arlington, Va.


     In sharing the news with City Council Members at their Monday, Sept. 16 Regular Meeting, Snipes said: “I’m excited to share with everyone that I was informed today that I was elected to be a ‘National Fellow’ of the National Academy of Public Administration. There were fifty-one individuals from across the country selected and we are privileged to join an elite group of 900 Academy Fellows across the world. I am very humbled by this accomplishment, and extremely proud to serve the residents of the City of Missouri City.” He added that: “Most of the Academy’s Fellows are individuals such as governors, Congress members, professors, deans and other dignitaries, however, there are not many City managers who are a part of the organization. So I’m very happy about that designation.”


    Snipes is a veteran municipal administrator whose career spans more than 20 years and he is CEO of operations in Missouri City, a dynamically diverse and commercially thriving community of 74,497 located in Fort Bend County and recognized as one of America’s “BEST” places to live, work, play and visit.


    His career spans oversight in strategic initiatives that involve budgeting and performance management, public/private partnerships and organizational development. He joined the “Show Me City” on Dec. 1, 2015, after being unanimously appointed by City Council to become the municipality’s seventh chief administrative officer. He oversees about 371 full-time employees and a combined annual budget of more than $139 million.


    Before joining Missouri City, Snipes was a municipal executive in Dayton, Ohio; Fort Worth and Austin. Highlights of his leadership in the “Show Me City” include:


    • Managing the completion of the largest ever debt refunding by eliminating $79,695,000 of debt, saving the citizens $10.7 million in interest during the life of the bonds. This is the single largest transaction and savings the City’s ever managed;
    • Initiating a High Performance Organization (HPO) framework, introducing all teams to a work culture based on the decisions and leadership of employees across all levels;
    • Developing a Business Plan model strategically aligned with City Council priorities;
    • Launching a Community Walk, Talk and Ride Tour to connect first-hand with the citizens and learn about their issues of interest;
    • Managing creation of the City’s first 501c3 Missouri City Parks Foundation;
    • Launching the conceptual planning and design of an expanded City Hall complex to feature a Veteran’s Memorial, public art, a performance venue and other specialized landmarks;
    • Directing the program for the City’s first Comprehensive Plan Symposium with regional partners, including the Kinder Institute at Rice University;
    • Creating a Nuisance Abatement Team to develop the philosophy, processes and means to measure the outcomes and reporting out on code enforcement initiatives;
    • Managing, with elected officials and his team, the response to Category 4 Hurricane Harvey;
    • Directing the Financial Services Department, which has received the Government Finance Officers Association of U.S. and Canada’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for more than 30 years as well as the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report;
    • Overseeing a renewed focus on economic development/redevelopment;
    • Managing the municipality’s award-winning Quail Valley Golf Course and City Centre;
    • Launching innovative new outreach programs including Community Night Out to further educate and engage citizens, and the Leadership NOW Symposium to provide ethics training and seminars for municipal employees from across the nation.


    Announcing the 2019 NAPA participants, Academy President and CEO Terry Gerton said: “I am very pleased to welcome Anthony Snipes to the 2019 class. Our Fellows are nationally recognized for their expertise and contributions to the field of public administration, and Anthony is no exception. The 2019 class is an outstanding group that will enrich our Fellowship, especially as we unveil the Grand Challenges in Public Administration and collaborate across the field to find solutions.”


    Selection of the Academy’s new Fellows follows a rigorous review of the individual’s contributions to the field of public administration and policy. A Fellows Nominating Committee makes its recommendations to the full Fellowship, which then votes on those individuals to be elected. The 2019 class joins more than 900 Academy Fellows—including former cabinet officers, members of Congress, governors, mayors and state legislators, as well as prominent scholars, business executives, and public administrators.


    To learn more about NAPA and the 2019 Fellows, click this link:


    Like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX andNextdoor, watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse)or download the MCTX Mobile app (available for free in Google Play and the Apple App store). 


  • NFBPA South Florida Welcome Reception

    Welcome Reception
    Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Register Today for the NFBPA Fall Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting!

    Board Meeting is Saturday October 5, 2019

    Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel
    (713) 688-0100
    3000 North Loop West
    Houston, Texas 77092
    United States
  • Texas Leadership Gala Friday, October 4, 2019

    Friday, October 4, 2019

    Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel

    3000 North Loop West
    Houston, Texas 77092
    United States

    (713) 688-0100

    Phone: 202-408-9300
  • Leadership NOW Symposium October 2-3, 2019​

    Learning, Leading & Connecting 

    Embracing the Leader in ALL of us! 

    Leadership NOW 2019 Will: 

    • Provide in-depth training on topics of critical interest to 

    public administrators in federal, state and local governments. 

    • Present a forum for public administrators to explore solutions to key challenges facing 

    the urban community and local governments nationwide and globally. 

    • Support the career development of the next generation of public administrators by providing exposure and access to highly accomplished public officials and by providing tools for their success. 


  • Central Texas Chapter Upcoming Events and Announcements

    Calling all Golfers...
    The Central Texas Chapter is seeking 4 golfers to represent the Chapter at the ARA 4th Annual Golf Tournament. Use the link below to signup. First come first serve... Don't wait.

    Click Here to Sign up!
    Central Texas Chapter Partners with Coming of Age Austin Metro 9/11
    Homeless Outreach Project
    Signup to join NFBPA - Central Texas Chapter distribute care packages to individuals experiencing homelessness in Austin.
    Saturday, September 14, 2019
    Travis County - Palm School
    100 N. IH 35 @ 9:00 AM

  • President Snipes Featured in Article by Mercer College

    Mercer University recently published a story about NFBPA President Anthony Snipes, where he discusses his passion for public     
    service and the importance of mentorship.