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Public Service

Advancing excellence in our nation's capital

About us

Welcome to our new website!

National Capital Area Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration

The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) is committed to the advancement of excellence in public service. The Society seeks to achieve that by: the advancement of the science, art, and processes of public administration, the development and exchange of public administration literature and information, and advocacy on behalf of public service and high ethical standards in government.

With 10,000 members, ASPA represents a broad array of professional interests and disciplines from all levels of government, the nonprofit and private sectors, and the academic community, both in the United States and abroad


Upcoming Events

May 19, 2016
Responding to Emergency Diseases: Ebola, and Now Zika

June 22, 2016
Presidential Transition Discussion

July 2016
Happy Hour or Book Event

August 2016
Young Professional & Student Networking

Sept 2016
Don Kettl on Escaping Jurassic Government

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Check out a new section of our website, the Features, where we will offer new online content that relates directly to our chapter public adminsitration community members.

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Would you like to meet new people or develop new skills or enhance your existing skills? If you answered yes to anyone of these, NCAC has opportunities for you.

As a volunteer led organization, the NCAC depends upon people like you who want to not only want new adventures but also want make their professional organization one of the best. So, joining anyone of NCAC's committees offers you the opportunity to meet and work with people on exciting projects. This is one of the best ways to meet people, network and establish friendships. Also, if you want to build or enhance your planning marketing skills,

  • • NCAC's Program Committee offers opportunities to identify key topics of interest to your colleagues, plan for the right speakers, location and date, and craft the best messaging to attract an audience.
  • • NCAC's Communication Committee offers opportunities to identify key subjects and topics for the newsletters, interview the people with the best knowledge on those issues and write an article that captures peoples' attention and tells a good story, and engagement through online tools.
  • • NCAC's Membership Committee offers opportunities to create marketing pieces, develop and analyze satisfaction surveys, and develop metric-centered plans to recruit and retain NCAC members.

If you are interested in one or more of these opportunities, please contact aspa.ncac@gmail.com and let us know your interests. This is your chance to gain additional personal and professional development skills. Another great thing about these opportunities-they cost you no money.

Interactive Events


  • picture“A lively Super Storm Sandy panel.“
  • picture“Probing the Super Storm Sandy panel with questions.”
  • picture“Engaging after the Super Storm Sandy event.”

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