ASPA 2018 Election Cycle

The Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the following candidates will be on this November's ballot, as candidates for election to ASPA's National Council. More information about each of these candidates will be coming soon in advance of balloting later this fall.

If you would like to petition to have your name added to the slate, please contact us for more details.

Ballots are now available! Vote online here.

If your membership lapsed prior to Oct. 30, 2018, you are not eligible to vote in this year's elections. Please renew your membership or rejoin ASPA to receive a ballot next fall.

Slate of Candidates


District 1:
Usha Narasimhan
Joshua Osowski

District 2:
Jonathan Del Collo
Myung Jin
Glenn McGuigan

District 3:
Akhlaque Haque
Derek Slagle

District 4:
Hugo Renderos
Zhirong Zhao

District 5:
Galia Cohen
Jennifer Swann

Student Representative
Only student members are eligible to vote for Student Representative
Ana-Maria Dimand
Jenna Tyler


What skills are most needed on the National Council?

We are looking for candidates to fill a variety of leadership skills, most importantly:
  • Strategic understanding of the public administration discipline so as to set a forward-looking strategy for the Society's growth
  • A functional understanding of budgeting and financial management so as to guide a responsible position for the organization, free from financial burdens and future debt
  • Volunteer leadership that enables friendly guidance for our Chapters and Sections, particularly with an eye toward helping our Chapters grow and stay successful
  • A thoughtful eye toward governance and organizational structure so as to be mindful of bylaws and other Society governance requirements

In particular, those with a keen understanding of some of the most critical issues of our discipline—infrastructure, finance, social equity and public service—will be welcome additions to the Council as ASPA works to advance public administration in these areas.

We are looking for thoughtful decisionmakers, strategic minds and action-oriented volunteers who are willing and able to follow the guidance of the national staff as we continue to grow ASPA as the premier member society for public administration.