The Keystone State Chapter provides a variety of opportunities for members and students to be apprised of public administration issues, to discuss common concerns, and to enjoy informal networking.  Some of these events are conducted in collaboration with university public administration programs.  In addition, chapter members participate in national and regional programs sponsored by the American Society for Public Administration.  

More information can be found at Upcoming and Recent Events on this website or by emailing the Keystone State Chapter at

Chapter events include:


The Keystone State Chapter has been proud to conduct an annual awards ceremony in May during Public Service Recognition Week to honor public servants and students.  


The chapter offers panel and speaker presentations that address public administration issues targeted to the interests of our Pennsylvania membership. 


The chapter partners with university public administration programs to expand event and networking opportunities.  These may include speaker and panel presentations, as well as participation in Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society induction ceremonies that recognize outstanding students preparing for public service careers.


In addition to Keystone State Chapter events, ASPA national headquarters conducts webinars throughout the year that feature public administration issues and publications, as well as topics of particular interest to students and young professionals.  Whether you’re a student, a scholar, a practitioner, or a retired public servant, you’ll find educational resources accessible for life-long learning.   Information regarding these opportunities can be found at  ASPA’s Annual Conference typically is conducted in April to bring together public administrators from across the discipline for panel discussions and presentations that share the latest research and hands-on knowledge from leading scholars and practitioners.


Founded in 2010, the Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECoPA) has three overarching goals: advancing an understanding of the spirit of public service, enriching the dialogue on public affairs and administration, and building social capital within the public administration community. The annual conference typically occurs in November and brings together participants from federal, state, and local governments; academic institutions; non-profit organizations; and for-profit organizations to exchange ideas on current issues, research and practice.  The primary NECoPA region encompasses ASPA Districts 1 and 2. This region covers 16 states and the District of Columbia, which includes 19 local ASPA Chapters and 57 higher education institutions with NASPAA accredited programs.  Past conferences have included numerous presenters and attendees from our Keystone State Chapter.  More information about NECoPA can be found at