The American Society for Public Administration was established in 1939 and is the largest and most prominent professional association in public administration. With a diverse membership of approximately 9,000 government and nonprofit administrators, scholars, educators, and students, ASPA advances the art, science, teaching, and practice of public and nonprofit administration.
The Utah Chapter sponsors luncheon meetings and other events on topics of interest to local public and nonprofit administrators, educators, and students. As an ASPA - Utah Chapter Member, you have the opportunity to become involved in the local public administration community, enhance your professional development, and advance your career.
The Utah Chapter of ASPA strives to bring public administrators together to discuss important issues. We have a diverse group of members from a wide range of public and nonprofit organizations working to achieve our mission.
ASPA is the leading interdisciplinary public service organization that:
Advances the art, science, teaching, and practice of public and non-profit administration.
Promotes the value of joining and elevating the public service profession.
Builds bridges among all who pursue public purposes at home and internationally.
Provides networking and professional development opportunities to those committed to public service values.
Achieves innovative solutions to the challenges of governance.
The American Society for Public Administration is the largest and most prominent professional association for public administration. It is dedicated to advancing the art, science, teaching and practice of public and non-profit administration. ASPA’s four core values are:
Accountability and Performance
Meet Our Utah ASPA Council
ASPA Fall Event
Info coming soon
Save the date: October 20, 2022
12 pm - 1 pm
2023 info coming soon
2021 | 2022 Event Line -Up
Utah Public Service Awards 2021
We recognized four individuals/organizations in three categories in 2021:
Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Administration
Distinguished Service Award for an Appointed Official
Distinguished Service Award for Excellence
The Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Administration honors publicly-engaged individuals who have made significant contributions to the academic field or practice of public administration in Utah. This award is intended to recognize for, for example, K-12 and post-secondary educators, merit government employees, leaders in the nonprofit sector, and other often unnoticed individuals who have helped make Utah a better place to live and work
The Distinguished Service Award for an Appointed Official recognizes and honors appointed public officials who have played significant leadership roles in the implementation of government policies and programs. This award is intended for appointed officials at the national, tribal, state, and local level (including counties, cities, towns and service districts) who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and integrity in their service.
The Distinguished Service Award for Excellence recognizes and honors organizations, boards, commissions, or other groups that have contributed to improving the lives of people in Utah with an emphasis of advancing the circumstances of underrepresented populations. Awardees advance the common good through inclusive leadership, public participation, and community engagement.
2021 Award Winners:
Dorothy Adams, Deputy Director
Salt Lake County Health Department
Dr. Angela Dunn, State Epidemiologist
Utah Department of Health
Justin R. Lee, Director of Elections
Utah Lieutenant Governor's Office
Utah Multicultural Commission
Award accepted by Nubia Peña, Director for the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs