Celebrate Our Graduates and Alumni: May 2, 2019

The School of Public Administration and the School of Urban and Regional Planning are partnering to celebrate alumni and recent graduates in style! Join us on May 2nd (Spring Graduation Day 1) from 5:30-8:30 PM at the FAU Faculty Club on the Boca Raton campus. Questions? Please email Dr. Leslie Leip: lleip@fau.edu.

Network with More than a Dozen City Managers: April 3, 2019

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet with 12-15 local city managers at this exciting April 3rdnetworking event from 6-8:30 PM at the Boca Raton Fire Rescue Administrative Offices. Our International City/County Management Association (ICMA) student chapter is partnering with the Palm Beach City Management Association and Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA) District IV to host this event. There are 12-15 city managers who are planning to attend and spend their valuable time talking to alumni, current students, and faculty. Don’t miss it!

Mark Your Calendar: “Bring a Friend” to SPA and SURP Open House Event

The School of Public Administration and the School of Urban and Regional Planning are co-hosting a “Bring a Friend” Open House event on Tuesday, March 5th from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Jupiter campus, and on Thursday, March 7th from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Fort Lauderdale campus.

Current students and alumni are invited to bring a friend who wants to learn about the benefits of these two Schools’ degree programs, the required courses of study, and the flexible options that are available for students to achieve the success they desire.

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The Food Recovery Network, FAU Chapter, Fights Hunger and Food Waste

Sybil Brown, Graduate student at FAU's School of Public Administration, is helping to prevent hunger.

The Florida Atlantic University chapter of the Food Recovery Network, which was founded in December of 2017, has now been actively conducting food recoveries on the Boca Raton campus since February 7th, 2018. With a total of 12 student members and volunteers, we have successfully carried out 10 food recoveries from the Atlantic Dining Hall where we have rescued more than 1,000 pounds of food total!! All recovered product is food that would have otherwise gone to waste, but is instead being used to feed hungry people in our community. The food is being donated to a local cooperative feeding program called Boca Helping Hands. We are fighting food waste on campus and using it to feed people in need. We will be continuing our recoveries during the remainder of the semester on Wednesdays and Fridays, and are hoping to expand by adding an additional pick-up on Mondays as well. If you are interesting in getting involved or want to learn more, please email us at foodrecoveryfau@gmail.com.

FAU School of Public Administration Hosts “Building Communities of Inclusion” Event

The FAU School of Public Administration partnered with the FIU Department of Public Policy & Affairs, Nova Southeastern University Public Administration Program, the FAU & FIU ICMA student chapters, the ICMA, and the Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade City Managers’ Associations and Leagues of Cities to present an evening about building communities of inclusion. Leigh Ann Henderson, William Jackson, and David Scott talked about the innovative programs and practices their organizations have to build communities of inclusion.

Director of Economic Development and Strategy for Boynton Beach Speaks at the 2018 “Building Communities of Inclusion” Event

David E. Scott, Director of Economic Development and Strategy for the City of Boynton Beach, was a guest speaker at the 2018 “Building Communities of Inclusion” Event sponsored by FAU, FIU and NSU and the ICMA student chapters at FAU and FIU on March 1, 2018.

David E. Scott, the Director of Economic Development and Strategy for the City of Boynton Beach, leads the City’s efforts to promote a healthy and vibrant economy and community through locally-based, regionally-driven economic development. His topic is: Building Wealth in the community. Building a sustainable economic development strategy
requires that the City empower the residents of Boynton Beach as active participants in the ongoing economic development of their neighborhoods; creating a legacy of sustainable community wealth that benefits all its citizens. The Community Outreach team will aim to ensure that residents benefit from any development or redevelopment initiative, and that publicly subsidized projects effectively address community needs by creating job and job training opportunities, workforce development, fair access and support for local small and minority owned businesses to pursue related contracts, environmental justice, minimized local business displacement and adequate workforce housing. This in turn will enable residents to purchase and retain housing and thus become stronger stakeholders in the community. Community organization and engagement will be crucial. We will seek to link the community with resources that will assist in galvanizing the combined efforts of residents, through Neighborhood Economic Development strategies that engage community organizations, businesses, and faith-based, financial, and educational institutions; focused on providing technical assistance and financial support for community revitalization, and incubator assistance for small business development and entrepreneurs.

City Manager of Wilton Manors Speaks at the 2018 “Building Communities of Inclusion” Event

 

Leigh Ann Henderson, City Manager for the City of Wilton Manors, was a guest speaker at the 2018 “Building Communities of Inclusion” Event sponsored by FAU, FIU and NSU and the ICMA student chapters at FAU and FIU on March 1, 2018.

Leigh Ann Henderson, City Manager for the City of Wilton Manors shared how Wilton Manors supports and celebrates a diverse and inclusive community. The City of Wilton Manors is recognized as a leader in advancing equality and in creating a city that is inclusive and welcome to all. Through its progressive policies, planning, and management, Wilton Manors has fostered and supported diversity in its neighborhoods, businesses and its own workforce.

William Jackson, Community Justice Division Manager of Urban League of Broward County, Speaks at the 2018 “Building Communities of Inclusion” Event

William Jackson, Community Justice Division Manager of Urban League of Broward County, was a guest speaker at the 2018 “Building Communities of Inclusion” Event sponsored by FAU, FIU and NSU and the ICMA student chapters at FAU and FIU on March 1, 2018.

William Jackson, Community Justice Division Manager of Urban League of Broward County, discussed The Justice Project. For the past few years the Community Justice Division at the Urban League of Broward County formed a number of taskforce committees that have contributed to the awareness of issues that are growing in the black community. In 2014, the Increasing Community Engagement Amongst Black Males in Broward County Taskforce was assembled to plan the “Know Your Rights” event. In 2015, the Improving the Status of Black Males in Broward County Taskforce was formed to plan the “All Lives Matter” event. In 2016 the Urban League of Broward County’s Community Justice Division formed the Strengthening Positive Relations Between the Community and Law Enforcement Taskforce to plan “The Justice Project Operation: Trust” event. In light of the growing concerns over the lack of positive relations and trust between law enforcement and communities of color, The Justice Project Taskforce was founded in July 2016. Currently, the goal of The Justice Project is to strengthen relations and change the perception, attitudes and behavior amongst the community and law enforcement by creating opportunities for youth and police officers to engage in positive interactions via a seven-prong strategy: 1) Juvenile Diversion & Law Enforcement Engagement; 2) Community & Law Enforcement Restorative Justice/ Peace Circle Training 3) Restorative Justice Circles w/ Local Faith Based Organizations; 4) Women’s Tea Social: Sip & Share; 5) Community Forums, 6) Racial Equity Workshops (Dismantling Racism Institute); and 7) Annual Wide Event “Operation: Humanity.”

Congratulations to Maylee DeJesus Winner of the ASPA South Florida Chapter’s 2018 Natacha Seijas “Women in Public Service” Scholarship

Maylee DeJesus, a master’s student in the School of Public Administration, was selected as the winner of the ASPA South Florida Chapter’s 2018 Natacha Seijas “Women in Public Service” Scholarship, recognizing her commitment to excellence in the practice and study of public administration. 
The scholarship was  awarded at the 15th Annual Women’s History Month reception on Thursday, March 29th at Jungle Island, in Miami, Florida.  
Congratulations, Maylee!

Annual ADSPA Florida Public Administration Colloquium

Annual ADSPA Florida Public Administration Colloquium
March 30, 2018
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

 

Call for Papers

Florida boasts a high volume and quality of Doctoral students studying public affairs. In an attempt to create statewide camaraderie, collaboration, and networking opportunities we are proud to announce the Annual Florida Public Administration Colloquium. This single day conference is intended to consolidate and promote Public Administration research and writing activities among Doctoral students in Florida. There is no cost to attend

The Colloquium will start promptly at 9 a.m., with a catered lunch at 12 p.m. Registration and setup will be between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Opening remarks will take place between 9 and 9:15 a.m. and the first panel presentation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Panels will last for approximately one hour and have a short break before the next panel presentation begins. Lunch follows at 12:00 p.m., along with a presentation and discussion from our Keynote speaker, Dr. Sharon Mastracci.

Conference Topics

The 2018 Program Committee invites paper and panel proposals, that correspond to any of the following topics:

  1. Comparative and International Public Administration
  2. Public Budgeting and Financial Management
  3. Public Administration Theory & Inquiry
  4. Public Policy Analysis, Effectiveness, and Implementation
  5. Organizational Behavior and Managerialism
  6. Good Governance
  7. Public Procurement and Administration
  8. Social Media, Democracy, and Leviathan Theory
  9. Political Science and Economics
  10. Public and Private Sector Regulation
  11. Contemporary Issues in Society
  12. New Public Management and Postmodernism
  13. Open Theme

Proposal Submission

Individual paper proposals should be no more than one page. With your proposal, please indicate the theme your paper addresses, and include your affiliation, and contact information. At minimum, abstracts only require a paragraph discussion that includes your research question and what you intend to study and research. Full papers do not need to be completed until the conference date. You will be asked to submit your finalized paper to your section discussant and panel members at least one week prior to the conference date, to promote discussion.

Non-FAU students will be provided a one-day parking pass for the event.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE:   January 31, 2018

Email proposals to both Carlos Manzano cmanzano2013@fau.edu and Karen Sweeting ksweeting2012@fau.edu.  If you would like to request a specific time slot between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., please indicate your request on your proposal, and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

For questions, please contact Carlos Manzano cmanzano2013@fau.edu and Karen Sweeting ksweeting2012@fau.edu.

Program Committee

Karen Sweeting, Ph.D. Student, Florida Atlantic University
Carlos Manzano, Ph.D. Student, Florida Atlantic University
Tammie Clary, Ph.D. Candidate, Florida Atlantic University
David Moura, Ph.D. Candidate, Florida Atlantic University
Dr. Arthur Sementelli, Professor, Florida Atlantic University

Congratulations Dr. Angervil!

Please congratulate Gilvert Angervil on his successful defense of his dissertation ” Administrative Discretion in Public Policy Implementation: The Case of No Child Left Behind”