In order to become a member of the National Capital Area Chapter, you must first become a member of the National organization. Listed below are the benefits of joining ASPA.
Benefits of Joining ASPA
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. ASPA has
provided national leadership in the areas of public administration and
management since 1939. The Society and its members have been influential
in virtually every significant development in the theories and practice
of public administration for over a half century. Through its networks
of more than 100 local chapters, 20 national special-focus sections, individual
and agency members, and organizational supporters, ASPA promotes recognition
of public service, develops a substantive dialogue on current issues,
and enhances the professional development of its membership.
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NCAC reserves the right to terminate access to any user
who does not abide by these guidelines.
All of these resources are included in your ASPA membership.
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"In a world of public administration increasingly diversified and complex, ASPA continues, six decades after founding, to provide an invaluable unifying and expository function." - Dwight Waldo, Syracuse University