For Immediate Release
March 15, 2017
Karen Garrett
Chief of Communications & Marketing
(202) 585-4313

ASPA to Salute the Public Service at Georgia State Capitol

Washington, DC – The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) is proud to announce it is partnering with the Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA) to host a Salute to the Public Service on Thursday, March 16, at the Georgia State Capitol. Taking place from 2-3 p.m., the event will take place concurrently with COMPA 2017 and precede ASPA’s 2017 annual conference.

This event will thank public servants in the Georgia area and beyond for the bold and noble service they provide to all those across the United States and around the world every day.

“In keeping with the ASPA conference theme, Saluting the Public Service: A Bold and Noble Profession, we wanted to host this event and demonstrate our respect and gratitude toward public servants,” stated ASPA President Susan T. Gooden.

The reception will include a brief program during which Gooden, COMPA president Michael Orok and Virginia Tech Professor Emeritus Charles T. Goodsell will make remarks. Gooden and ASPA Executive Director Bill Shields also will announce an ASPA resolution to public servants across the nation, expressing its gratitude for the unwavering contributions they make to our nation.

“For more than 75 years, ASPA has proudly served as the nation’s leading professional association for those who practice, teach and study public administration. Public administrators are the backbone of our society, something we want to recognize in this visible way. Saluting those who serve the public good—and serve it during every minute of every day—is more important than ever,” Shields said.


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