Special Message to Fellow Public Administrators This is Masaaki Akagi, the Executive Director of Japan Local Government Center in New York (JLGC-CLAIR, NY), and I am representing for sub-national governments (Prefectures) and municipalities of all Japan in North America. It has past 9 days since the East Japan Great Earthquake struck Northeastern Japanese Pacific Coast… Read More

Social Equity…Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

The Ninth Annual Gloria Hobson Nordin Social Equity Award Luncheon was held today.  The event sold out with 125 individuals in attendance.  The Social Equity Award was presented to Ana Dineen, retired coordinator for the Family Resource Centers for the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District.  Dineen grew up in San Francisco, the daughter of new immigrants… Read More Social Equity…Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Ending with a great night and Starting with a Productive Day

Yesterday afternoon topped off a great day at the conference.  The afternoon ended with discussion circles and panel sessions.  After attending the professional development events, ASPA hosted its exhibit hall grand opening.  Attendees were excited about meeting and greeting the exhibitors and seeing what they had to offer.  Shortly after the exhibit hall opening, attendees… Read More Ending with a great night and Starting with a Productive Day

2011 ASPA Annual Conference: Without Borders – Welcome Everyone!

The 2011 ASPA Annual Conference is off to a great start!  This morning kicked off with the First-Time Attendee Breakfast.  The event was full to capacity with new members ready to learn about ASPA and all it has to offer.  Experienced ASPA members attended the event to share their experiences with new members and first-time… Read More 2011 ASPA Annual Conference: Without Borders – Welcome Everyone!