July 24, 2024 is the application deadline

“Many of our nation's most respected executives, in both the public and private sectors, cite the support, influence and encouragement of a mentor as a contributing reason for their success. As an organization dedicated to grooming Black administrators for the challenges of senior management positions in the public sector, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators is firmly committed to fostering mentoring relationships that will increase career opportunities for the "next generation of Black public managers."

With this commitment in mind, in 1987 NFBPA launched the Mentor Program, a unique program designed to positively impact the professional development of emerging public administrators. The program is an intensive, eight-month initiative with a two-fold focus. First, emphasis is placed on skills building, with specialized workshops offered during two group meetings. The second, and equally important, focus is embodied in informal interaction between mentors and protégés throughout the program period.”

Jamal Baskin
Community Development
Sun ‘n Lake Improvement District
City of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, FL

Kyndell Baskin 
AmeriCorp VISTA Member
National Forum for Black
Public Administrators
National Office
Washington, D.C.

Carolyn Brady
AmeriCorp VISTA Leader
National Forum for Black
Public Administrators
National Office
Washington, D.C.

Darryn Ferguson
AmeriCorp VISTA Member
City of South Bay
South Bay, FL

Arthur Green
Senior Public Health Educator
Houston Health Department
Houston, TX

Sam Hall
HR Business Partner
DEI Recruitment & Retention 
City of Rochester
Rochester, MN

TeLisa Harrison
Policy Manager
Board of Commissioners
Columbus, OH

Jimmy Joseph
Operation Specialist
Building Department
City of North Miami
North Miami, FL

Teaire Lenard
Program Coordinator
Neighborhood Services Division-Outreach
Orange County Government
Orlando, FL

Myeisha Lumpkin
Contract-Grants Administrator
Human Services Department
Broward County Government
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Maya McCoy
AmeriCorp VISTA Member
National Office
Washington, DC

Angela Lucas Mumford, Ed.D.
Research & Planning Manager
Office of the Chief of Police
Miramar, FL

Nicholas Norfolk
Network Data Center Administrator
Information Technology
City of Little Rock
Little Rock, AR

Chris Rogers
High School Teacher
North Forest High School
Houston, TX

Arielle Wesley-Washington
Executive Assistant
Office of Economic Development
City of Seattle
Seattle, WA

Courtnie Williams
AmeriCorp VISTA Member
City of Lauderdale Lakes
Lauderdale Lakes, FL

Sheila Tyson
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
Economic Development
City of Boynton Beah
Boynton Beach, FL

Prince Reiko
AmeriCorp VISTA Member
City of Cleveland, OH