SAPA Mission


The State Academy for Public Administration seeks to harness the energy and expertise of its members to:  improve public service; foster commitment to the highest professional standards of performance, integrity, and knowledge; and create a positive perception of public service and the profession of public administration in New York State.

This mission is accomplished through:

  • Engaging the skills and talents of senior public service professionals in support of the public service of New York State;
  • Encouraging and providing leadership development to professionals in all sectors of public service;
  • Recognizing excellence in practice and teaching of public administration and public policy;
  • Convening management and public policy experts to discuss and make recommendations on existing and emerging public service issues.

The State Academy for Public Administration, since its inception in 1974, has served as a vibrant membership organization inviting government professionals to serve as Fellows in the continuous improvement of the public service in New York.