The 2019 Conference
Public Finance. Infrastructure. Social Equity. Public Service.
public administration’s most significant 21st century challenges, these
four issues transcend geographic boundaries, sectors and levels of
government. They impact the lives of citizens every minute of every
day. They are researched, discussed and applied by our members in our
public, private and nonprofit institutions.
ASPA’s 2019 Annual Conference is a Call for Action on these
issues. We who are dedicated to the public good must answer the
call—those who deliver services amid distrust in government institutions
and dwindling resources; academics and scholars who connect theory to
practice; non- and for-profit organizations that operate in a world that
blurs the distinction between “public” and “private;” and a new
generation of professionals who define public service much differently
from their predecessors.
Advancing public service—effectively, efficiently and
equitably, with a focus on the citizen—requires an unprecedented level
of understanding and cooperation. Through the lenses of public finance,
infrastructure, social equity, public service and global public
administration, the 2019 Annual Conference will highlight innovative
scholarship and tested on-the-ground practices that definitively advance
public service in the United States and beyond.