• ICMA Annual Conference Scholarship Opportunity

    Apply for the chance to receive a schoilarship to the 2022 ICMA Annual Conference. The conference is scheduled for September 17-21 in Columbus/Franklin County, Ohio. Deadline to aply is August 10th! More
  • Get Your Cameras Ready for #CityHallSelfie Day!

    #CityHallSelfie Day is a worldwide celebration of local government service, hosted by our partner Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL). #CityHallSelfie Day invites you to show your local gov love by sharing pictures in front of city halls and other ... More


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.

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday

    Emerging Leaders Executive Dinner Chat

    Aug 25, 18:30 - 20:00 (ET)
    SAVE THE DATE: NFBPA Emerging Leaders Presents Executive Dinner Chat August 25, 2022 6:30PM - 8:00PM EST Executive Spotlight: Theresa Therilus, Esq. City Manager City of North Miami
    Miami, FL, United States

  • Tuesday

    City/County Manager's Breakfast

    Sep 20, 07:00 - 08:30 (ET)
    In this workshop, attendees will hear leaders discuss solutions that they have championed to combat gun violence. Attendees will benefit from this discussion by learning of the possibilities available to help reduce gun violence. Gun violence is spiking across the United States, and new data suggests 2021 is on pace to be one of the deadliest on record. According to Gun Violence Archive, as of December 7, 2021, the nation has recorded 19,319 homicides and other fatal shootings, and as 657 mass shootings have taken place . Gun violence has jumped in communities across the country. Lack of access to income, suitable housing, and other critical life needs are all key drivers of gun violence, and decades of policy decisions and under investment in Black and Latino communities have created areas of concentrated disadvantage, where public health crises thrive. Join us for an intriguing and engaging breakfast session!
    Columbus, OH, United States

  • Friday

    North Texas Leadership Symposium

    Sep 30, 08:30 - 15:00 (CT)
    The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) North Texas Chapter in partnership with the Urban Management Assistants of North Texas (UMANT) presents the North Texas Leadership Symposium with a theme of “Leading our Communities & Cities with Purpose”. You will learn from dynamic City and Community executives and speakers from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex designed to educate, inform and inspire.
    Fort Worth, TX, United States

  • Friday

    South Florida Chapter Leadership Summit

    Oct 21, 09:00 - 17:00 (ET)
    The Leadership Summit theme is Ready Set RESET: Redefining, Empowering, Strengthening, Educating & Transforming Leadership. With the effects of COVID-19 and the adaption of the “new norm” within the public sector, the Leadership Summit seeks to dig deeper into “Redefining Empowering, Strengthening, Educating and Transforming Leadership” The Leadership Summit is a one-day conference focused on the skills, team-building speakers discussing leadership strategies to encourage and guide our active and incoming public administrators.
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States

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