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14th Annual National Leadership Awards Dinner Recap

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The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) is the principal and most progressive organization dedicated to the advancement of black public leadership in local and state governments. NFBPA is an independent, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1983. With over 2,500 members, NFBPA has established a national reputation for designing and implementing quality leadership development initiatives of unparalleled success.


  • Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

    NFBPA in partnership with the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) will participate as a partner for this year’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. NFBPA will host several Mandela Fellows for a six week unpaid internship.
  • The NFBPA Mentor Program is Open!

    Applications are now being accepted for NFBPA’s 2018 – 2019 Mentor Program. Please encourage individuals to apply for this unique opportunity to grow professionally.  Deadline for Submission of Application and Supporting Documents is August 30, 2018

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Dear NFBPA Family...
We have all read about or seen the horrible devastation brought about by Hurricane Harvey, especially in the states of Texas and Louisiana.

Images of those suffering during this have been not only painful for us to see, but hard to fathom unless we, family members or close friends have personally experienced a natural disaster of this magnitude.

Our thoughts and prayers are with anyone who may have lost a loved one, been injured or displaced and have not been able to return home to the Houston area.
The National Forum of Black Public Administrators has members throughout Texas and Louisiana, with the Houston chapter being one of our largest. We applaud Mayor Sylvester Turner and his staff for their expert leadership throughout the past few challenging days. We also salute the many public servants  throughout both states who are weathering this storm with the unbending determination to ensure the safety of all residents.

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