Annual Awards


2021 Annual Meeting and Awards Program

We are excited to present our 2nd Annual Awards Program during our 2021 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 16. Three awards will be given to deserving public administration professionals:

1.) Excellence in Government Administration
2.) Excellence in Public Administration Education
3.) Excellence in Non-Profit Administration

Excellence in Government Administration for the Year 2021: To recognize a non-elected professional government administrator displaying professional integrity, of high moral character and reputation, who fostered a more democratic society, served as a champion of social equity, improved the way a government agency operates, and served as role model for other public servants.

Excellence in Public Administration Education for the Year 2021: To recognize a higher education student, teacher, administrator, volunteer, or organization that has demonstrated scholarship and leadership in public administration or a closely related field of study or has made a noteworthy contribution to the education of public administrators or made a significant contribution to advancing the public administration field of education.

Excellence in Non-Profit Administration for the Year 2021: To recognize a non-profit administrator displaying professional integrity, of high moral character and reputation, who fostered a more democratic society, served as a champion of social equity, improved the way a non-profit organization operates, and served as role model for other non-profit workers.

Our awardees for 2021 are:

Excellence in Government Administration:
Oswaldo Mestre, Jr.
Chief Service Officer & Director of Citizen Services
City of Buffalo

Excellence in Non-Profit Administration:
Myron Glick, M.D.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Jericho Road Community Health Center

Excellence in Public Administration Education:
Jason D. Rivera, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Political Science and Public Admin.
SUNY Buffalo State

2020 Annual Meeting and Awards Program

During our 2020 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 17, ASPA Buffalo Niagara Chapter recapped the 2019-2020 year, conducted elections for new Board Members, and heard from Kendra Stewart, 2020-2021 ASPA National President.

Our chapter also presented a first-ever Annual Awards Program. The following individuals were nominated by chapter members in good standing and received unanimous approval from the Board.

Excellence in Government Administration:
Oluwole A. McFoy
General Manager
Buffalo Sewer Authority

Excellence in Non-Profit Administration:
Diane Oyler, Ph.D.
Vice President of Programs
Health Foundation for Western & Central New York

Excellence in Public Administration Education:
Laurie A. Buonanno, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
SUNY Buffalo State


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