All SAPA events, dates and presenters will be posted on this page once speakers and dates are confirmed.


The 2019 Public Service Excellence Awards ceremony was held on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy in Albany. This was the eighth year that SAPA presented awards which are designed to demonstrate our appreciation for a special group of outstanding public servants. Dan Cunningham from OGS. 2018 Excellence Award recipient.  A special thank you to University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy for co-sponsoring the Excellence Awards Event and providing space for the ceremony. To view pictures on the SAPA gallery, go here.

CANDID CONVERSATIONSAs speakers are confirmed for the 2019-20 program year, a date and information will appear hon this page.  All sessions are held in room 148 of the Alfred E. Smith State Office Building (AESOB) from 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm unless otherwise noted.


For 2018 we introduced Essentials in Public Administration which is a program targeted to early-career and newer public administrators. The introduction of this program coincided with the addition of two new categories of SAPA membership: New Professional and Associate Fellow. Essentials will be continued as a yearly program.

For more information go to the SAPA Essentials Page.


The 2019 SAPA annual meeting will take place in September 18, 2019 prior to the Nelson A. Rockefeller Award ceremony.  New members will be introduced, as well as SAPA’s new Board of Directors.  The meeting will be held at the Rockefeller Institute in Albany.

We welcome your participation in all SAPA events!