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  • NYS Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-CousinsSAPA’s 2019 Nelson A. Rockefeller award went to  NYS Senate Temporary President and Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. The award ceremony was held on Wednesday, September 18th.  See photos from the ceremony.
    For more information about upcoming programs, go to the SAPA event page.
  • Quick Link: The SAPA dues payment page.
  • Quick Link: The 2019 SAPA Public Service Excellence Award Ceremony picture gallery can be viewed here.

Welcome to the New York State Academy for Public Administration (SAPA). The State Academy was formed in 1974, harnessing the energy and expertise of our academic and practitioner Fellows who are dedicated to continual improvement of public service. It is a unique organization that serves and is served by New York State’s Public Administration Professionals.

Our launch eleven years ago of the Candid Conversations series of brown bag lunches became more successful with each session as word of the discussions and topics spread.  Hundreds more have benefited from thoughtful policy programs co-sponsored by our partners at the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy and the Rockefeller Institute of Government.  In 2018-19 we re-introduced the Essentials in Public Administration Program which is designed to provide New Professionals an opportunity to network with one another and with mid-career and senior public administrators.

We hope that as you learn more about the Academy that you will want to become an Academy Fellow, Associate Fellow or New Professional, or nominate a colleague that demonstrates the very best in public service!