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  • SAPA’s 2018-19 program year began with our Candid Conversation series in October and the kickoff of New Essentials in Public Administration in November.  Visit our events page for the full 2018-19 program schedule.
  • 2018 Dues are overdue.  Don’t risk losing your membership! Go to the dues payment page.

Welcome to the New York State Academy for Public Administration (SAPA). The State Academy was formed 44 years ago, 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 nine 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 introduced the New Essentials 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!

Video of SAPA’s AnalyzeNY Practice Workshop now available on our events page!