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South Florida Administrator SUMMER 2012

Newsletter of the South Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller CONTENTS

Notes from the Editor

By: Tatiana Escobar President’s Message. ................................................................................................................................. 2 Upcoming Events ....................................................................................................................................... Dear members another year went by and we hope you had2 Local Events ........................................................................................................................................... the opportunity to take advantage of the events and2 Past Events ................................................................................................................................................. opportunities your South Florida Chapter had to offer. As a3 Local Events ........................................................................................................................................... team, we worked very hard to bring you events related to3 National Events...................................................................................................................................... public administration, to provide networking opportunities,8 Get in Touch ............................................................................................................................................... to continue offering the Best Practices Conference and9 Job Listings, Internships & finally, to recognize those who have stand out in the public Scholarships ............................................................................................................................................... administration field this year. In this edition of the9 KUDOS ........................................................................................................................................................ newsletter, you will find an article about the Women’s9 SECOPA 2012 – Special Edition .............................................................................................................. 10 History Month reception and who were honored that ASPA Membership Benefits .................................................................................................................... 11 evening. We also prepared a summary of all the Member Benefits ..................................................................................................................................... 12 presentations that took place at the Best Practices New Members .......................................................................................................................................... 12 Conference, whether you missed it or you just want to go Board of Directors 2011-2012 ............................................................................................................... 13 over the highlights of the event, we have compiled the best New Ideas ................................................................................................................................................. of the presentations for you. The National Conference was14 a How to Join............................................................................................................................................... 14 great event and our President Mr. Bill Solomon prepared an article about it, don’t miss it. Finally, SeCopa is coming to South Florida in October and we are looking for volunteers. If you are interested in assisting us, please contact Bill Solomon or Steven Bobes. Their information is in their article. We thank all of those who volunteered during this year’s activities and all of you who attended the events we prepared. Thank you for your support.


President’s Message. By Bill Solomon As my term as the South Florida Chapter President nears an end I wanted to thank our chapter officers and board members for their dedication to our mission, “promoting excellence in the public service.” Despite the challenges of pay reductions, cuts in jobs and changing of employment, our chapter has continued to provide programs and activities for our members. Our membership stands at 236 members as of May 31, 2012. I want to recap some of the activities that were held during the year. In August, 2011 we held the President’s Welcome Reception at the wonderful home of Dr. Allan Rosenbaum. In September, 2011 many members attended the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA) in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Chapter hosted a reception to invite conference attendees to SECoPA 2012 which we will be hosting October 3-6, 2012 in Coral Springs, Florida. In November 2011, we hosted a luncheon at Casa Juancho with luncheon speaker, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. Also in November we hosted a student reception with special guest, University of Miami President Donna Shalala. In December 2011, we hosted our annual holiday reception at Elle’s. Members brought unwrapped gifts that we donated to the Center for Family and Child Enrichment, Inc. In February 2012 we held a Chapter picnic in honor of Black History Month at Virginia Key Beach. Also in February, we held a luncheon at Casa Juancho with guest speaker, Miami-Dade County Mayor, Carlos A. Gimenez. In March 2012, we had a group of chapter members, board members and officers attend the ASPA National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Later in March, the Chapter hosted our Annual Women’s History Month reception which was held at Jungle Island. In April 2012, the ASPA Best Practices Conference was held at Nova Southeastern University with speakers including Nova President, George L. Hanbury and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitor’s Bureau President, Nicki E. Grossman. The chapter held a student membership drive, and this generated 51 new student members. I have invited them to participate on committees and also to volunteer at the SECoPA 2012 Conference held on October 3-6, 2012. We will be holding chapter elections in early July 2012, and there will be an annual retreat to discuss activities and events for next year at the end of July. Our incoming President is Charles Scurr who will bring vast experience in the public service and a potential for a fantastic year for our members. Please get involved in your chapter’s activities by joining committees and attending events. It has been a pleasure serving as your President.

Upcoming Events Local Events

Please remember that all our events are open to everyone interested in public service, so please feel free to share the calendar of events with your colleagues, students, and professors. Visit our new and improved website: aspaonline.org/southfla for additional information.


The ASPA Board of Directors is preparing a busy agenda for the 2012-2013 year. We would love for all of you to participate in the events that we organize and to take advantage of the learning and networking opportunities ASPA has to offer. Whether you want to volunteer or have any ideas that you would like us to implement, please feel free to contact us by sending an e-mail to aspasouthfla@yahoo.com More information about upcoming events will be posted on the Chapter’s website or in the next edition of our South Florida Administrator Newsletter.

Past Events Local Events

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez Luncheon By Charles Scurr The Honorable Carlos Gimenez kicked off the 2012 Luncheon Speakers Series with a presentation to ASPA members and colleagues at Casa Juancho on February 22, 2012. The event was an informal discussion with the Mayor where attendees were able to interact before and during the event with the Mayor. The event was extremely successful with over 90 persons in attendance. The Mayor outlined his challenges and plans and participated in a lively and informative dialogue with the audience about the future of Miami Dade County.

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez

9th ASPA Annual Women’s History Month Reception By Tatiana Escobar On March 22, ASPA hosted the 9th Annual Women’s History Month reception at Jungle Island. The event honored six extraordinary women who have made a great impact in our community. The honorees were Lynda Bell, Commissioner – Miami Dade County, District 8; Shirley Gibson, Mayor of the City of Miami Gardens; Constance Collins, President Lotus House Shelter; Woodie Lesesne Co-Founder IN FOCUS magazine and Lenesne Media Group; Barbara “Bobbie” Ibarra, Executive Director of the Miami Coalition for the Homeless, and L to R: Lauren Stover, Woodie Lesesne, Lauren Stover who is the Assistance Aviation Director, Miami Bobbie Ibarra, Shirley Gibson, Lynda Bell. Dade Aviation Department. Each of the honorees was introduced stating the highlights of their successful careers and their legacy in our community. Then each was presented with an award from the South Florida Chapter. The reception was well attended, and the venue allowed us to enjoy the beautiful natural environment and the cool breeze of March in South Florida. Attendees had the opportunity to pet and take pictures with a monkey, an iguana and a macaw.

L to R: Glen Joseph, Constance Collins, Roslyn Alic-Batson, William Solomon


As customary, ASPA awarded the Natasha Seijas “Women in Public Service” scholarship. The recipients were Geannina Andrea Burgos and Pamela King. Each received a $500 scholarship in recognition of their academic excellence and commitment to public service.

ASPA Best Practices Conference By Tatiana Escobar On Friday April 13, 2012, ASPA South Florida Chapter hosted its Annual Best Practice Conference at NOVA Southeastern University. The Conference theme was “Looking to the Past, Planning for the Future”. The hosting campus was very welcoming and we had a full day packed with a variety of sessions catering to the interest of all those present. The opening remarks were given by our President, William Solomon, who reminded us that working in the public sector, is different from working in the public service. Public service requires devotion to serve the interest of fellow citizens. Mr. Solomon was followed by Dr. Preston ASPA President Bill Solomon giving opening Jones, Interim Dean of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of remarks. Business & Entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University, who spoke about how to create great impressions and professionalism in the workplace. He emphasized the importance of being proactive in networking and job searching, and to take advantage of door-opening opportunities such as internships and volunteering. They help job seekers to introduce their skills to potential employers.

Conference Highlights Nonprofit Operations in a Declining Economy Moderated by Glenn Joseph - Past President, South Florida Chapter of ASPA Panel members were:  Barbara “Bobbie” Ibarra – Executive Director, Miami Coalition for the Homeless.  Jane Sullivan - Grant Manager, City of Lauderhill.  Sandra Bernard-Bastien - Children’s Services Council of Broward County.  Daniella Levine - President/CEO at Human Services Coalition. Mr. Joseph made the opening remarks stating that the nonprofit sector is taking this “new public sector” identity by becoming the main provider of social services throughout the nation. Faced with such responsibilities, nonprofits struggles to get the funds necessary to offer the services they were created to offer. Ms. Bernard –Bastien stated that she tries to bring all services together to generate a bigger impact, she also utilizes marketing L to T. Daniella Levine, Jane Sullivan, Barbara “Bobbie” techniques to bring additional funds, Ms. Ibarra Ibarra, Sandra Bernard-Bastien stated that it is very important to do strategic planning based on the organization’s mission to achieve the organization’s goals. Nonprofits need to collaborate more and work together to better serve the interest of those less fortunate. Ms.


Sullivan, from the City of Fort Lauderdale changed the tone of the conversation, and focused on giving advice about how nonprofits can get the most out of their grant writing, how to search for funds and how to reply to grant requests to get better results. Finally Ms. Levine gave samples of the most efficient and effective nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity and how they are successful.

Regional Initiatives to Secure the Future of South Florida Moderated by Terry Murphy - Past President, South Florida Chapter of ASPA and Ph.D. Candidate, Florida International University Panel members were:  Tom Gustafson, J.D. – Director, Research Programs, Office of Finance & Administration, Florida International University.  Ramon Trias, AIA AICP LEED AP – Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council; Trias & Associates, Fort Pierce, FL.  Leonard Berry, PhD – Director, Center for Environmental Studies, Florida International University. The topic of this meeting was the sea level rise and its effects on South Florida and especially in Miami. The current problem at hand is the salt water intrusion and the flooding in Miami’s canals all of this assisted by global warming. The tone of the session was that of urgency as public officials fail to understand the consequences of sea level rising at 3ft will flood over 50% of the city and 6ft, will flood 98% of the City. This is expected to happen by year 2050 but might as well happen before; the impact a massive flood will have in the economy is severe and will take years to recover unless we start doing something about this situation as soon as possible. One of the options to solve this problem is to L to R: Ramon Arias & Terry Murphy drain and fill the barriers around the City up to 30ft. Drain the everglades and fill them with fresh water and build sustainable communities such as the one proposed for. Mr. Trias on the other hand offered samples of redevelopment projects that offered economic opportunities thanks to the reuse of space in waterfront areas.

Luncheon

Nicki E. Grossman

The luncheon speaker was Nicki E. Grossman, President of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. Ms Grossman stated the importance of tourism to Florida’s economy and reminded us that Florida has great things to offer for families, businesses, individuals alike. Ms. Grossman urged organizations to stay in house and invited all of us to create and promote events in the area that way we can all contribute to improve the local economy. Ms. Grossman also shared her experience as an employee and told us the importance of knowing yourself and recognize when your time is up in a particular organization. It is importance to learn how to move and


accept changes as part of the learning process.

Impediments to Innovation Moderated by Dr. Ray DeArrigunaga - faculty, Political Science, University of Miami Panel members were:  Warren Master - President & Editor at Large, “The Public Manager”  Steve Spratt - Past County Administrator, Pinellas County; Government Consultant  Dr. Arthur Simon - faculty, Political Science, University of Miami  Jennifer Moon - Miami Dade County Budget Director The panel discussed the problems that local entities have to promote innovation. Miami-Dade County was given as an example of a local government that has taken steps into the future, through the use of technology, facilitating applications for residents; however, there are many areas that need work. Changes in the private sector come easier than in the public sector due to the processes set up in place to ensure efficiency and transparency. “Check and Balances” although great to keep all branches of power under check, also becomes an obstacle when fast changes or decisions need to be made. Another problem that municipalities are having is that with the cuts in personnel, “less have to do more” therefore, limiting their own time to be creative. There is a culture of “things are done this way and must remain the same” is a safe culture that blocks Jennifer Moon anyone with new ideas. Some solutions that were offered to increase innovation in public entities were to create programs that motivate employees to be creative, to educate elected officials on the need for change and why would it be beneficial for their constituents, and finally, to reserve resources for innovation so that current services are not at risk.

Social Media and Public Service Moderated by Ruth Kimbrough-Bent - Senior Web Publisher at Miami-Dade County. Panel members were:  Liutenant Rasanna Cordero-Stutz, media director an Miami-Dade Police Department  Thom Mozloom, President of the M Network which is a public relations agency representing nonprofit and government organizations. The panelists emphasized the need for the communication to be strategic to have a great impact and stated the importance of communication through different channels especially social media. Mr. Mozloom’s theory on social media is that they work as dialogue and conversation platforms. As a result, public agencies fail to take advantage of these channels of communication, as they normally use them to get ideas out but they fail to engage with the public in a

L to R: Thom Mozloom, Liutenant Rassanna CorderoStutz and Ruth Kimbrough-Bent


conversational manner. The end result is the sense that the government is not effective and doesn’t property take care of the needs and concerns of those who serves. Ms. Cordero-Stutz confirmed the theory but also stated that public organizations often don’t have the resources to spend time, effort in that kind of engagement. One case in point was the use of social media and communications in general to present an organization in front of the general public in an effort to get support from those served. A particular point of conversation was centered around the Trayvon Martin case in Sanford, Florida and how the miscommunication around the case generate a lot of negativity and wrong impressions about this case.

Professional Development Moderated by William Solomon – ASPA South Florida Chapter President Panel members were:  Dr. Louise Driscoll - former Assistant Dean, Institute of Continuing Studies, University of Miami.  Marylyn Scott - President, All Star HR/Human Resources Consultant.  Sergio Gonzalez - Senior Vice President for University Advancement and External Affairs, University of Miami.  Lee Feldman, City Manager for Fort Lauderdale. The panel offered attendees 10 great pieces of advice to remember: 1. Find a mentor 2. Call and make an appointment to speak to someone in your field of interest-open your own door. 3. Follow through with a thank you note, even via e-mail 4. Make friend with people at Human Resources 5. Know who are the head hunters send them your resume even if you are not looking for a job 6. Always remain humble no matter where you work if you feel that you are more important L to R: Bill Solomon, Dr. Louise Driscoll, Sergio Gonzalez, Marylyn Scott, Lee Feldman that your position then it’s time to quit – you outdid your welcome 7. When working as an intern, step up to get know 8. When you get the position as an administrator always return all calls received 9. Have no enemies and try to prevent anyone from getting angry with you, if there is a problem, even with the most complicated person, find a way to resolve the issue in an amicable manner 10. No matter what always have fun, if you are not enjoying what you do and you feel you have lost your passion then maybe you are not in the right place.


National Events ASPA National Conference By Bill Solomon Since the American Society for Public Administration was founded 73 years ago, the National Conference has never been to Las Vegas, Nevada. ASPA’s founders felt that there was a potential for bad publicity by holding a public administration conference in a “den of iniquity”. Well, times have certainly changed, as has Las Vegas since I visited 40 years ago. There are activities for families, shows, shopping and of course gaming for those so inclined. The ASPA National Conference was very well attended, generating 1,200 attendees from all over the United States and from countries around the world. The National Conference had some great plenary sessions and panel discussions, including: A plenary session by the Deputy Chief of Staff Justin Johnson for the Office of Personnel Management; The Elliott Richardson Lecture which featured former ASPA President Walter Broadnax; Maria David-Evans, President of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada; a first time ever, Donald Stone lecture using Skype from Maine to Las Vegas by Camilla Stivers and Cheryl King. The Opening Reception was held at the University of Las Vegas (UNLV) campus with food and drink and show girls, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis look-alikes to take pictures with. Participants listened to a jazz band on the outdoor patio where it was a crisp 40 degrees. It was a great opportunity to network with new friends and colleagues and to talk with South Florida Chapter members that attended the conference. South Florida Chapter members included: Bill Solomon, Roslyn Alic-Batson, Glenn Joseph, Steven Bobes, Charles Scurr, Agatha Caraballo, Jonathan West, Meredith Newman, FIU Professors Ganapati, Alina Hudak, Diane Benitez, Terry Murphy, Jean Claude Garcia-Zamour, Ines Beecher, Claire Mostel and Arie Halachmi. I do apologize if I missed anyone. There are many members of the South Florida Chapter involved at the National level of ASPA. Over the years, this involvement has proven to be invaluable to our chapter and I hope this will continue. Dr. Meredith Newman is a Past President of National ASPA; Dr. Allan Rosenbaum is the new Vice-President of National ASPA; Claire Mostel is the Chair of the Budget and Financial Sustainability Committee and Bill Solomon and Steven Bobes serve on this committee; Ines Beecher is the Past Chair of the Finance Committee; Roslyn Alic-Batson just completed her term as Chair of the Section on Women in Public Administration (SWPA); Bill Solomon is serving as a mentor to Ryan Henderson, an MPA student at Virginia Commonwealth University. South Florida Chapter members were also awarded National awards: Alina Hudak received one of 5 National Public Service Awards presented nationally; Bill Solomon received the John W. Gaston, Jr. Award for “Public Service Excellence”; Daniella Levine of Catalyst Miami was awarded the Gloria Hobson Nordin Social Equity Award; Claire Mostel was awarded a Presidential Citation of Merit from ASPA President Erik Bergrud. Attending a National Conference is a wonderful experience which if you have the opportunity to go, don’t pass it up. ASPA has done a good job assisting first-time attendees in learning how to navigate through the many panels and events so you can get the most out of the conference. If you are unable to attend a National conference, then I invite you to attend the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA 2012) in Coral Springs, Florida. The South Florida Chapter is the local host for this conference on October 3-6, 2012. This is a fantastic opportunity to network with colleagues from ASPA District 3 which encompasses the Southeastern United States. Please go to the South Florida Chapter Web site to learn more: www.aspaonline.org/southfla.


Get in Touch Do you have comments or questions for ASPA and the Board Members? Would you like to share your public administration experience? Please join us in the following sites: a. Twitter.com/aspamembership b. Govloop http://www.govloop.com/profile/aspasouthflorida c. Membership ASPAmembership2011@gmail.com d. LinkedIn www..LinkedIn.com/in/aspasouthflorida

Job Listings, Internships & Scholarships ASPA's online career center at PublicServiceCareers.org aids members' career development at all levels, and offers the most comprehensive and useful information about careers in the field. Another source of information for local jobs and possible internships is the chapter’s Facebook page. There are also internship opportunities to get a first-hand approach to the public sector. MiamiDade County is offering these programs. They are directed to undergraduate or graduates college students. If you are interested or know someone who is please click here for undergraduates and here for graduates.

KUDOS To South Florida Chapter for its recognition by the ASPA’s staff for its support of ASPA’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas, for our gift in helping to sponsor a Founder’s Forum Fellow. ASPA’s Headquarters also recognized that thanks to our chapter’s dedication in advancing the mission to all working in the public service arena, ASPA continues to be recognized as the premier association for those who work in the public sector. To the ASPA South Florida Chapter Winners of the Natasha Seijas, "Women in Public Service" Scholarship Award: Geannina Burgos is currently an evening student at FIU’s College of Law and the Chief Program Administrator for Arts Education & Outreach with the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet. She is the Vice-President of the Women’s Law Society, the 1L Representative of the Business Law Society and a member of the Christian Legal Society and the Hispanic Law Student Association at the College of Law. Ms. Burgos lives in Coral Gables with her husband of 6-years, Steven, and their twoyear-old daughter, Mikaela.

L to R: Bill Solomon, Pamela King, Geannina Burgos, Agatha Caraballo, Glenn Joseph and Diane Benitez.

Pamela King is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration at Barry University with a concentration in Leadership. Ms. King works for the Miami Dade Economic Advocacy Trust and volunteers for the American Cancer Society and Curley House of Style, a non-profit that operates a food bank to serve disadvantaged communities. She is a mother of four and a grandmother of three.


Special Thanks To Dr. Jonathan West and the students from University of Miami who attended the Best Practices Conference. Especially: Ruowen Shen Nadia Aybar Elizabeth Senk Sara Camacho

SECOPA 2012 – Special Edition SECoPA 2012 is Three Months Away SECoPA 2012 hosted by the South Florida Chapter of ASPA is just around the corner. The theme of this year’s conference is “PROMOTING A POSITIVE TRANSITION FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE. Hope for the Future” and will include panels covering diverse topics such as Economic Policy, Disasters/Hazards/Emergency Management, Environmental Policy and Management, Ethics, Finance and Budgeting, Health Administration and Policy, Human Resource Management, International and Comparative Public Administration, Local Government Performance Management, Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Performance Management, Policy, Planning and Program Evaluation, Public Management and Organization Theory, Social Welfare Policy, Criminal Justice Administration, and Planning and Policy A SECoPA conference features a diverse mix of academics, practitioners and pracademics from across the Southeast and beyond, and offers a comfortable, friendly forum for critical dialog on important governance and policy issues, scholarly & practice-based exchanges and professional development & networking opportunities at a reasonable price. SECoPA 2012 October 3 – October 6, 2012 Marriott Coral Springs Hotel, Golf Club & Convention Center Coral Springs, Florida $85.00/night plus tax with free parking, free internet and breakfast discounts in the hotel restaurant. We are now accepting registrations for the conference. Early Bird Registration ends on July 31rst so, you can find the registration and hotel information for the conference at: www.aspaonline.org/southfla by clicking on the SECoPA 2012 Conference tab on the right top of the page. We are still seeking volunteers to assist in the planning of the conference as well as at the hotel during the conference. Our goal for the conference is to include participation from ASPA members, chapters and academic institutions throughout Florida and the southeastern United States. Volunteer opportunities include: Fundraising and Sponsorship, Marketing, Registration, and Conference Logistics. If you are interested in being a part of the conference planning, contact Steven Bobes at btv@miamidade.gov or Bill Solomon at pbs@miamidade.gov.


ASPA Membership Benefits Wondering what ASPA can do for you? ASPA can help you build a more secure future with a wide variety of insurance options. Because of your ASPA membership, these plans are offered to you at affordable group rates. For additional information about the various plans, click on the link or contact Selman and Company at the number below. Disability Income Insurance Disability income insurance can help protect you and your family. NEW! Auto & Home Insurance - Group Savings PlusÂŽ Group Savings PlusÂŽ, provides real money savings with a superior combination of products, service and convenience. Accidental Death & Dismemberment An Accident Protection Insurance plan can help protect you from the unforeseen expenses caused by a covered accidental death or injury. Group Term Life Insurance: 10 year level premium ASPA is pleased to provide you with a term life insurance plan that will allow you to provide a safety net in the event of your untimely death. By planning ahead, you can provide for your family's future. Group Term Life Insurance: 5 year age-banded rate Carefully chosen life insurance coverage can help ease financial strain and provide money your spouse and dependents need for a secure future. Group Catastrophic Major Medical This plan is complemental coverage designed to cover additional medical expenses not normally covered by your regular health insurance. Hospital Income Insurance The benefits payable under this plan can help ease the financial difficulties of a hospital stay so you or your loved one may focus on getting well. Cancer Protection Cancer Protection Insurance is designed to help protect members and their families against potential financial losses associated with the treatment of cancer. Long Term Care Long Term Care Insurance allows you to remain independent of government assistance and from relying on loved ones to provide your care. Guaranteed Issue Term Life A new term life insurance program exclusively for our members 45-75 years of age. Contact: Selman & Company Address: 6110 Parkland Blvd Cleveland OH 44124-4187 Phone: 800-556-7614


Member Benefits 1. Networking-Interactions with professional public managers not only provide the basis for lasting friendships, but offers opportunities for informal consultation with skilled professionals on matters of public concern. 2. Professional Development-A series of luncheon speakers and professional development seminars on cutting edge topics enable you to develop critical technical, ethical and leadership competencies. 3. News and Views-ASPA membership is one way to keep your finger on the pulse of what is happening in your community. 4. Advancing Public Service-Learning about best practices provides the opportunity to better serve the citizenry of Miami-Dade County and other parts of South Florida 5. Conference Participation-Supplementing ASPA's national and state conferences on public administration is the inauguration of a South Florida conference with informative presentations from professional practitioners and academics. 6. Visibility Among Peers - ASPA's South Florida chapter rewards excellence in public service with annual awards, scholarships, internships and other forms of personal recognition for outstanding performance. 7. Community Service-Chapter efforts are designed to provide outreach and special assistance to needy segments of our community. 8. Liaison with Educational Efforts-The chapter has established linkages with higher educational institutions to encourage students to consider careers in public service. 9. Public-Private Partnerships-The ASPA chapter is cultivating close relationships with nonprofit and private sector service providers in recognition of the changing face of the public service profession.

New Members Every quarter we welcome our new and renewed members Teri Alberto-Nagel

Chelsea Granell

Elizabeth Reyes

Jeannette Alonso

Jennifer Grant

Anthony Andrew Rionda

Neil E. Alonzo

Jessica Gregoire

David A. Rivero

Jonathan Saul Appel

Jacqueline Guevara

Keith W. Rizzardi

Cindy Arenberg-Seltzer

Corey A. Hamilton

Monica Rosales

Patrick Bell

Jeff Hawley

Candance J. Running

Geanna A. Burgos

Gevanir Herlle

Alejandra Salas


Shannon Camp

Sophia Garcia Iglesias

Elizabeth A. Senk

Whitson Carter

Ebony S. Johnson

Ruowen Shen

Rebecca Cash

Janet Johnson Kerr

Gordon E. Shockley

Zhang Chao

Aziz Klebleyev

Kanika Stampp

Donna Comrie

Cathy Lewis

Kamy Theodoris

Yongqing Cong

Qingxin Li

Leah C. Valenzuela

Anais Correa

Kebrina T. Maharaj

Erika Velarde

Issac A. Cruz

Claudia Martinez

Wildad Vertus

Tiffany N. Dallas

Jonathan A. Martinez

Andrew J. Vinard

Frandley DeFilie-DeFlys

Raul Mas

Pricilla Williams

Babatunde Epoyun

Diana Negron

Yvonne Wright

Jereima Ferrer

Mary A. Padilla

Yi Xia

Ra’Mone Fluellen

Kelly Palmer

Diana Young

Shan Gao

Adrian Plasencia

Toufic Zakharia

Eduardo J. Gloria

Taneika Postell

Camilo Zambrano

Laura S. Gorman

Palina Prysmakova

Steven Gould

Ruth Regis

Board of Directors 2011-2012 President Bill Solomon President-Elect Charles Scurr Recording Secretary Agatha Caraballo Corresponding Secretary Roslyn Alic-Batson Treasurer Steven Bobes Immediate-Past President Glenn C. Joseph National Liaison

Martha Ayerdis Diane Benitez Seraphin W. Bernard Adrianna A. Brown Tatiana A. Escobar Allan Rosenbaum Deborah Tavera Jonathan P. West


Meredith Newman

New Ideas As an organization that values interaction between academia and practitioners, ASPA South Florida Chapter would like to invite you to share your ideas to improve public administration either by e-mail at aspasouthfla@yahoo.com or by attending one of our programs and talking to any of the board members.

How to Join Future members can easily join by attending one of the many events planned at fill out an application form onsite or online by filling the application posted at ASPA APPLICATION

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