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Upcoming Events

The “New Normal” – A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
6 to 7 PM via Zoom


This panel/roundtable will focus on the pivots made to programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts to connect people to the internet and platforms offering content within it, the successes and challenges, and where we go from here. Speakers will discuss how the pandemic brought virtual interactions to the mainstream of everyday life, and how to integrate it into programming – as it is likely here to stay.

Panelists include:

  • Katie Earl, LMSW, Coordinator of Volunteer Training, Erie County Senior Services
  • Ryan Gadzo, MPA, Research Analyst, Erie County Senior Services
  • Kara Kane, Public Information Officer, Erie County Department of Health
  • Joy Testa-Cinquino, Assistant Deputy Director, Development & Communications, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

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, November 18 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, November 16 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

Public Administration Book Club #2 – July 15, 2021

2021 Annual Meeting – June 16, 2021

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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