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List of Public Management Associations
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
APPAM is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education.
American Society for Public Administration
Since 1939, ASPA has been the nation's most respected society, representing all forums in the public service arena. ASPA believes that by embracing new ideas - addressing key public service issues - and promoting change at both the local and international levels, they can enhance the quality of lives worldwide.
Alliance for Nonprofit Management
The Alliance for Nonprofit Management is the professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits.
American Association for Budget and Program Analysis
Since the mid-1970s the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis, the AABPA, has helped federal, state and local government managers and analysts, corporate executives and academic specialists meet the unique challenges of their careers related to the fields of public budgeting and program analysis.
American Public Works Association
The American Public Works Association is an international educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services.
Conference of Minority Public Administrators
COMPA is a chapter program of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and is the only national entity devoted to providing professional development opportunities for America's racial minority public administrators.
Federal Managers Association
FMA is the largest, oldest, and foremost Federal employee organization representing the interests of the more than 200,000 managers and supervisors in the Federal Government today.
Government Finance Officers Association
GFOA is the professional association of state/provincial and local finance officers in the United States and Canada, and has served the public finance profession since 1906.
International City/County Management Association
The ICMA is the professional and educational organization for chief appointed managers, administrators, and assistants in cities, towns, counties, and regional entities throughout the world.
International Public Management Association for Human Resources
IPMA-HR represents the interests of over 5,000 human resource professionals at the Federal, State and Local levels of government.
National Academy of Public Administration
The National Academy of Public Administration is dedicated to improving the performance of governance systems - the network of public institutions, nonprofit organizations, and private companies that share in the implementation of public policy.
National Forum for Black Public Administrators
The mission of the NFBPA is to strengthen the position of Blacks within the field of public administration; to increase the number of Blacks appointed to executive positions in public service organizations; and to groom and prepare younger, aspiring administrators for senior public management posts in the years ahead.
Professional Managers Association
Formed in 1981 by IRS Managers, the Professional Managers Association is a national membership association representing the interests of professional managers, management officials and non-bargaining unit employees in the federal government.
Tennessee Chapter - American Society for Public Administration
The American Society for Public Administration was formed in 1939, and is the premier professional association for public administrators in the United States (link to Tennessee chapter provided).
Tennessee Chapter - American Public Works Association
The Tennessee Chapter will promote a professional awareness and understanding of the critical role of public works in protecting the environment and the health and safety of Tennessee citizens.
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