ASPA 2018 Election Cycle
What are we looking for?
Those nominated for a leadership position on the National Council must be an ASPA member
for at least 12 months prior to their point of nomination. Contact us
to find out if you or your colleague meets this requirement.
What positions are open for election this year?
We are looking for candidates to fill District Representative seats (one from each District) and a future Student Representative.
What skills are most needed on the National Council?
We are looking for candidates to fill a variety of leadership skills, most importantly:
- Strategic understanding of the public administration discipline so as to set a forward-looking strategy for the Society's growth
- A functional understanding of budgeting and financial management so as to guide a responsible position for the organization, free from financial burdens and future debt
- Volunteer leadership that enables friendly guidance for our Chapters and Sections, particularly with an eye toward helping our Chapters grow and stay successful
- A thoughtful eye toward governance and organizational structure so as to be mindful of bylaws and other Society governance requirements
In particular, those with a keen understanding of some of the most critical issues of our discipline—infrastructure, finance, social equity and public service—will be welcome additions to the Council as ASPA works to advance public administration in these areas.
We are looking for thoughtful decisionmakers, strategic minds and action-oriented volunteers who are willing and able to follow the guidance of the national staff as we continue to grow ASPA as the premier member society for public administration.