Announcements

  • NFBPA IS REBRANDING AND NEEDS TO HEAR FROM YOU!

    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

    MEDIA NEWS RELEASE

    www.missouricitytx.gov

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Sept. 20, 2019

    CONTACT: Stacie Walker — 281-403-8530

    stacie.walker@missouricitytx.gov

     

    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: http://bit.ly/2m1WbPx.

     

    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!
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    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.
  • IBTS Grant Support for NFBPA Members


    Through a partnership with the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), NFBPA members have access to a live, online, searchable database of federal, state, foundation and corporate grants. As an NFBPA member, you can use this tool to help locate grant funding opportunities to support your community. The tool is provided free of charge as an exclusive NFBPA member benefit. To create an account and access the grant search tool, click here.

     

    Members can also partner with IBTS for additional grant services at discounted rates, including assistance with grant research and writing, and grant management and administration after a grant has been awarded. Learn more about IBTS’ grant services for NFBPA members here.

     

    IBTS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on strengthening communities. To learn more about IBTS’ grant services or if you have questions, contact IBTS Grants Manager Michelle Waddle at mwaddle@ibts.org.

  • ICMA-RC named a Washington Post “Top Workplace” for 2019

    Congratulations to ICMA-RC! Chosen as one of the Washington Post’s “Top Workplaces” in 2019. The award recognizes companies in the D.C. area that are ranked highest by their employees on a variety of criteria including employee appreciation, meaningfulness of work and company values. 

    The Washington Post honor is the latest in a series of awards recognizing ICMA-RC’s achievements. Over the past five years the firm and its clients have received more than 115 technology, service and education awards.
  • Apply to Become a Participant in the 2019-2020 Mentor Class!

    The Mentor Program is an intensive, six-month initiative designed to foster mentoring relationships and groom black administrators for challenges of senior management positions in the public sector
  • Join Us For A New And Exciting Executive Leadership Experience!

    Apply for the ELI Program Today!

    A Professional Development Program for
    Senior-Level Public Servants.


    Deadline to Submit Application is July 18, 2019
  • 2019 NFBPA Summer Board of Directors Leadership Meeting

    Thursday, July 18, 2019 - Sunday, July 21, 2019 

    The ​National ​Office ​of ​the ​National ​Forum ​for ​Black ​Public ​Administrators, ​in ​conjunction ​with ​the ​City ​of ​Grand ​Rapids, ​are ​pleased ​to ​host ​the ​2019 ​NFBPA ​Summer ​Board ​of ​Directors ​Leadership ​meeting ​in ​Grand ​Rapids, ​Michigan ​at ​the ​Amway ​Grand ​Plaza.
  • NFBPA Call for Committee Members

    NFBPA is recruiting new committee members who are enthusiastic, looking to get involved, eager to make a difference and committed to enhancing the organization.

    If you are currently serving on a committee and want to continue to participate, you must complete the registration to serve on committees for 2019-2020.
  • America Saves Week

    America Saves Week is quickly approaching! Visit ICMA- RC website during America Saves Week, February 25 – March 2nd, to view a great discussion by ICMA-RC’s financial planning professionals. They will answer some of the top questions asked about saving for retirement and provide resources and saving strategies to help you along the way.
  • 2019 Call for Award Nominations National Awards and Recognition Program

    DEADLINE for submission of nominations is Thursday, January 31, 2019.  

    Click on View Details for information on each award, criteria, and where to submit.


     

  • Forum 2019 - Call for Presentations!

    Submission Deadline: The deadline is Monday, December 17, 2018. A limited number of workshop spaces are available.

    Start planning your proposal NOW!