Upcoming Events

The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Great Chicago Chapter will convene a panel to discuss the future of public service in America.

January 12, 2022, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

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Recent Events

Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Zoom: Click to Join (Meeting ID 837 1067 4582)

Moderator: Joanne Howard, PhD, Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology

Guest Speakers:
George Issakoo, Assistant Village Manager, Brookfield
Kara Kennedy, Executive Director, Lumity
Rachel Skaggs, Vice President, GovHR


The Future of Health Care and Health Policy
Date: January 28, 2021
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Meeting ID: 850 6739 8581 — Passcode: 267728 Or Dial 1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Moderator: Euan Hague, Ph.D., Professor, Director, School of Public Service, DePaul University


Marynia Kolak, Assistant Director for Health Informatics, Center for Spatial Data Science, The University of Chicago
Tonya S. Roberson, Director of Community Engagement, Governors State University
Linda Diamond Shapiro, Senior Vice President, Conlon Public Strategies
Mia Keeys, MA, DrPH(c), Director, Health Equity Policy and Advocacy, American Medical Association


Date: November 6, 2020https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89403613580?pwd=UE1UaXBnMzFtM2N4SWt0Mkxyb3BlUT09
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Dr. Donald Culverson, Associate Professor, Political Science, Governors State University
Dr. Anna Marie Schuh, Associate Professor, Director, Public Administration, Roosevelt University
Dr. Dick Simpson, Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Wayne Steger, Professor of Political Science, DePaul University


Aug 13, 2020 Meeting Recording:
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CMAP Presents ON TO 2050 Development Plan

Adlai Stevenson Public Service Award

The Greater Chicago Chapter of ASPA annually recognizes outstanding local leadership in the field of public administration through it's "Adlai Stevenson Public Service Award." Prior winners include

  • 2019: Kimberly Foxx, Cook County State's Attorney
  • 2018: Tom Dart, Sheriff, Cook County
  • 2017: Theaster Gates, Executive Director, Rebuild Foundation
  • 2016: Raph Martire, JD, Executive Director, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
  • 2015: Andy Shaw, President and CEO, Better Government Association
  • 2014: Toni Preckwinkle, President Cook County Board


Since 1939, ASPA has been the nation's most respected society representing all forums in the public service arena. It is an advocate for greater effectiveness in government, agents of goodwill and professionalism, publishers of democratic journalism at its very best, purveyors of progressive theory and practice, and providers of global citizenship.