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. NFBPA has established a national reputation for designing and implementing quality leadership development initiatives of unparalleled success. Our members are leaders and managers of public programs and agencies across the State of Illinois. We invite you to join us.
The NFBPA Chicago Chapter has identified a group of highly qualified and experienced public administrators to provide leadership, strategy and the management of the newly re-instated chapter. Please see Leadership for the new board of directors profiles.
The NFBPA Chicago Chapter has established several committees to assist with the strategic goals of the chapter. Please join us on one or more of our key board committees.
Responsible for membership recruitment, retention, and other matters pertaining to the Chicago Chapter's membership
For more information: Brandie Knazze email@example.com
Responsible for the planning of programs, awards ceremonies, fund-raisers, and speakers and/or demonstrations during membership meetings.
For more information: Sharla Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsible for providing information to the membership and public of the activities of the Chicago Chapter.
Ifeanyi Ezurike, email@example.com
Responsible for preparing a budget for the fiscal year and submitting it to the membership.
For more information: Ken McGee firstname.lastname@example.org
The Emerging Leaders Committee focuses on helping to prepare the next generation of Black public administrators by providing:
•Professional development •Training •Networking opportunities •Mentorship to empower and equip our future leaders
For more information: Lakeisha Buckner-Smith, email@example.com
The purpose of the Policy Committee for NFBPA-Chicagoland Chapter is to support the membership in their roles as public servants within government by offering:
•A range of programming opportunities related to defining public policy • •Discuss relevant issues and problems within their environment • •Engage colleagues from respective chapters and provide resources to assist in making prudent and equitable decisions that positively impact their constituents, particularly those who have been underserved and the most vulnerable.
For more information: Dale Morris, firstname.lastname@example.org
Careers and Advancement
Responsible for supporting members in their professional development and career advancement goals by providing information and programming on employment opportunities, career mapping, continuing education, leadership development, and cultivating professional networks.
For more information: Donyellegray1@gmail.com
The NFBPA Corporate Advisory Council was established to establish to assist the NFBPA with the following key roles: