About Our Chapter

Welcome to the Maryland CVanessa Picturehapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA). The Maryland Chapter has a rich legacy, having once been one of the largest chapters in the country. In 1993, the chapter was pleased to host a successful Forum ’93 NFBPA’s national conference in Baltimore. As a member of the national organization and the local chapter, you are part of this rich history and now engaged in the dynamic re-birth of the chapter. The Maryland Chapter boasts its membership of talented persons from all levels of government, non-profit, collegiate, and the private sector, offering an array of opportunities to strengthen professional capacity, capitalize on network connections, and provide services to the community and colleagues.

A plethora of opportunities are available to actively contribute in chapter leadership and support roles, including the following committees:

  • Program Committee focusing on developing and implementing an annual program of professional development and growth, as well as a service component. 
  • Membership Committee featuring a Sponsored Membership Program in which national and chapter membership dues for students and persons new to the public administration related fields are sponsored through a coveted partnership with Prince George’s County government. 
  • Public Information Committee focusing on development and maintenance of the chapter website and other social media and communication networks, including a quarterly newsletter and a means of effectively communicating across the broad geography.
  • Events and Fundraising Committee to support the scholarship and community service work of the chapter. 
  • Local Corporate Advisory Council with financial and other contributions from private sector business members to support the work of the chapter.

You are invited to join us in achieving the following organizational vision and mission:

 VISION: The Maryland Chapter of NFBPA provides a progressive forum to advance professionals and address emerging issues in Public Administration.

MISSION: The mission of the NFBPA is embodied in the organization’s commitment to strengthen the position of Blacks within the field of public administration; to increase the number of Blacks appointed to executive positions in public service organizations; and, to groom and prepare younger, aspiring administrators for senior public management posts in the years ahead.

Additionally, we are committed to professionalism, ethics, inclusiveness, and progressivism as basic guiding principles, which are further elaborated in the strategic plan section of the web site.

Thank you for your interest and membership in, and contributions to NFBPA and the mission and work of the Maryland Chapter.

Vanessa Akins-Mosley
NFBPA Maryland Chapter