Background

The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) is the professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of Black leadership in the public sector. Founded in 1983 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the NFBPA membership has grown to include managers and executives in virtually all disciplines represented in state and local governments.

In addition to public service professionals, the association’s membership embraces graduate students, deans and faculty at schools of public administration, community service professionals and executives in the corporate sector. With over 2,500 members representing more than 350 jurisdictions and 40 local chapters in 37 states, NFBPA has emerged as the nation’s premier association of Black public leadership.

It has a growing and proud reputation for strengthening the capacity of state and local government managers in a multitude of disciplines, through intensive training, professional development programs, and a powerful network of Black public leadership. The organization is governed by a 27-member Board of Directors.