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Upcoming Events

Join ASPA Buffalo Niagara Chapter for its first in-person meeting since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 5:30 PM. (Or, join us virtually through Zoom.) We will meet at the Amherst Center for Senior Services for our 2021 Annual Meeting, which includes Board Member elections, our 2021 Annual Awards Program, and a special guest speaker!

Douglas Kohler, Erie County Historian, joins us for a presentation on EC200: Erie County’s bicentennial. He will discuss ongoing activities and describe ways public administrators can promote the celebration.

After the meeting, we invite ASPA members for drinks and networking at The Irishman, located at 5601 Main Street in Williamsville.

Register here for our 2021 Annual Meeting.

The brand-new ASPA Buffalo Niagara Chapter “Public Administration Book Club” will have its second meeting on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 7 to 8 PM via Zoom. We will discuss The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism by Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak. All are welcome to attend the ongoing meetings, including students and non-members! If you would like to join, please e-mail Chris Marcello, who will respond with details and a Zoom link.

Think you know Western New York? How would you like to win an axe-throwing session for you and four teammates to Hatchets and Hops, while simultaneously benefiting a diverse workforce in need? Please share the upcoming details with as many friends and family as you can!

Join ASPA Buffalo Niagara Chapter for “WNY Feud“: a unique game show fundraiser on Thursday, September 16 at 6:30 PM to benefit the Northland Workforce Training Center‘s Emergency Management Fund. We’re looking for four teams-of-five to play a tournament-style version on Family Feud through Zoom… only, the questions are all about Western New York!

Learn more about the event details, the charity we’re supporting, and how to fundraise by clicking the icon above. We aim to raise a minimum of $500, if not much more, by our cut-off date and time of Tuesday, September 14 at 5 PM. Let’s do this!


Congratulations to member Graham Bowman for receiving the prestigious Founders’ Fellow Award from American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) National — one of just 24 recipients nationwide! Graham will receive a complimentary 2021 Annual Conference registration, a year-long mentorship with a seasoned practitioner or senior scholar, and professional development opportunities throughout their year. Read more here.

Past Events and News

2021 Public Service Recognition Week Conference – May 1, 2021

Public Administration Book Club #1 – April 22, 2021

Serving as an Elected Official’s Spokesperson – March 24, 2021

Shaping Our Future: The 2020 U.S. Census – September 14, 2020

2020 Annual Meeting – June 17, 2020

March Happy Hour – March 5, 2020

In December 2020, the National Center for Healthy Housing recognized the City of Buffalo’s Good Neighbors Network for its efforts during the beginning of the pandemic. Kudos especially to our Board Member, Michael Ramos, who serves as Environmental Safety Assessor for City Hall. Click here to see news coverage from Spectrum News Buffalo.

One of our board members, Rosaleen Nogle, was featured as a “Profile of Excellence” in the Summer 2019 edition of PA Times. Congratulations!


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