State Academy Awards

The State Academy for Public Administration (SAPA) has two principal public service award categories 1) Public Service Excellence Awards, and 2) Nelson A. Rockefeller Award.  More information below:

The 2022 Public Service Excellence Awards ceremony was held via Zoom and in person on Wednesday May 18, 2022 at Rockefeller College, UAlbany Downtown Campus Milne 001.  If you missed the award ceremony and would like to view it, you may do so here.

For 2022 SAPA Public Service Excellence Awards were awarded to 3 individuals, 2 teams and 2 honorable mentions as follows:

  • Greene County Department of Human Services for the Senior Angels Program
  • Office of General Services for the Consolidated Warehouse and Distribution Operations
  • Lilliana Estrella-Castillo from NYS Division of Human Rights
  • Shannon Cantiello from the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
  • Mario Roefaro from NYPA (NYS Power Authority)

Honorable Mention to:

  • Maria Whyte from Erie County Government
  • Robert Stutz from NYS Divisoin of Veterans Affairs

The Capital District Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants Awards were awarded to:

  • Kenneith Kasper, Director of Internal Audit – NYS Teachers’ Retirement System

2022 SAPA Essentials Graduates Acknowledged During the Award Ceremony:

  • Lauren Ayers
  • Alyson Baker
  • Jacklynn Blanchard
  • Aja Griffiths
  • Catherine Kramer
  • Gabriella Cebada Mora
  • Marilyn Moore
  • Natasha Malchak
  • Susznne Pendergast
  • Justin Perkins
  • Jane Raffaldi
  • Jessica Smith
  • Ryan Trevas
  • Elizabeth Vanasdale

2020 Public Service Excellence Awards were cancelled due to the COVID pandemic.

For A Listing of Past Awardees