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Congratulations to all of the 2014 GKC ASPA Public Administration Award Recipients!

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2014 GKC ASPA Annual Public Administration Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, May 21st.

Congratulations to all of this year's award recipients and best of luck to the 2014-2015 GKC ASPA board!



2014 Facing the Future Forum held on Thurs., April 3rd was a Success!

Thank you for making this year’s GKC ASPA Facing the Future Forum a great success! We want to give a special thanks to our keynote speaker Troy Davig, senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and to our outstanding panel of local professionals. We couldn't have done it without the support of our co-sponsor, the Mid-America Regional Council and our contributing sponsors Park University Hauptmann School for Public Affairs, UMKC's Department of Public Affairs, KU School of Public Affairs and Administration and the City of Kansas City, Mo. Thanks for attending and we hope to see you all at future GKC ASPA events!


2013 Public Administration Award Recipients

The Greater Kansas City Chapter of ASPA presented its annual awards to local administrators and students in recognition of service to the community and the field of public administration. Individuals were honored during a breakfast on May 22. Among the awards presented were Public Administrator of the Year, Leadership Award and student awards. This year’s recipients are listed below.

Anne Swafford, Adjunct Professor of Public Administration, Park University

L.P. Cookingham Award (Award recognizes outstanding contributions to public administration over an extended period of time.)

Anne Swafford is an adjunct professor of public administration at Park University. Anne Swafford received her B.A. in Elementary Education from UMKC in 1969. In 1984 she received her M.P.A. with an emphasis in organizational behavior from the L. P. Cookingham School of Public Affairs in the Bloch School of Management at UMKC.