Corporate Membership
January 29, 2016

Important Dates:

February 3, 2016
at 12:00pm EST
February 10, 2016

Institute Theme: Growing Capacity: Cross-Boundary Collaboration
The 2016 Institute will focus on Growing Capacity: Cross-Boundary Collaboration. In response to a changing landscape and new citizen expectations, governments and corporate entities have an opportunity to re-imagine their work together, redefine their roles, and navigate new processes to create authentic partnerships that are more than just transactional, one-way relationships. While these changes can help make government work better for citizens, grow capacity, and capitalize on new technologies and data, this shift necessitates accessing entrenched business models, driving structural transformations, and educating legislators and other key stakeholders. 

More information will be available at
NEW IN 2016: 
State Member Forum Refresh
NASCA began offering the state member forum four years ago as an opportunity for states to network and discuss their pain points. The event has always occurred on the morning of the Institute kickoff. NASCA is restructuring the state forum, which will now start on Tuesday afternoon in addition to Wednesday morning. This will provide more time for states to collaborate on issues and network.
The refreshed agenda will include the following;
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
2:00 pm-7:30 pm
  • First-time state attendee orientation
  • State member introductions (name, title, how long they've been in their position)
  • Institute overview
  • Networking reception
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
7:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Networking topical breakfast
  • Morning kick-off
  • Break into topic groups (topics will be pre-determined by states)
  • Report out from each group / wrap-up
Headquarters will send out additional information to the state members next month. 
Seeking an Executive Director
One of NASCA's association partners, the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) in Washington, DC, has retained  Slesinger Management Services to recruit a dynamic, visionary, and innovative leader with  significant experience in state government budgeting to serve as executive director. Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. Click here for more information .

New NASBO Resource: 
A Guidebook on State Budgeting for Higher Education is  now available online  at .
NASCA's Programs Committee is hard at work preparing the 2016 webinar series. The series provides an opportunity for members and partner associations to share best practices, as well as discuss current issues that states are facing. Topics include fleet management, LEAN, management of large contracts, plus more

Quick Links
Upcoming Partner Association Meetings

February 2-3, 2016

Washington, DC


NGA 2016 Winter Meeting

February 19-22, 2016

Washington, DC


NASPO Marketing Meeting

March 20-23, 2016

Atlanta, GA


NASBO 2016 Spring Meeting

March 31-April 1, 2016

New Orleans, LA


NASCIO 2016 Midyear Conference

May 2-5, 2016

Baltimore, MD


COAA 2016 Spring Owners Leadership Conference

May 4-6, 2016

Dallas, TX


NASFA 2016 National Conference & Resource Expo

June 12-15, 2016

Portland, OR


NGA 2016 Summer Meeting

July 14-17, 2016

Des Moines, IA


NASPE Annual Meeting

July 24-27, 2016

Biloxi, MS

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Harvard University's Innovations in American Government Awards Program 

Applications are now being accepted for the $100,000 Innovations in American Government Awards. 

Offered by Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. 

Click here  to learn more about the awards program and apply by the deadline, April 15.
NASCA Careers Website

NASCA's career page highlights public sector positions. To submit a job opening, contact 


Do you have a burning question for your peer states? The NASCA state member listserv provides quick access to all states with the click of a button.

Send your question directly to the following listserv email address to start the conversations. 

Is your department hiring? If so, you can advertise the position on NASCA's Career page. This service is complimentary to all states. Send the following information to Shawn Vaughn
          • Title
          • Department 
          • State
          • Closing date
          • Link to more information 

Michael Hoffman, Acting Director
Department of Central Management Services

William Landrum III, Secretary
Finance and Administration Cabinet

Jay Dardenne,  Commissioner of Administration
Division of Administration


"I have been a NASCA member since 2014 and I appreciate the high-value
 content that the Association develops for its members.  Innovation rarely happens in a vacuum and I value NASCA's commitment to and focus on highlighting creative new ways that government can be more efficient and effective in delivering public services. NASCA offers its members invaluable opportunities to network and forge relationships with key partners in other states across the nation. I would encourage other leaders in state government to join NASCA to share their ideas and learn what others are accomplishing for our citizenry."    

-Chris Liu, Director 
 Department of Enterprise Services, State of Washington 
When asked what corporate members like most about their membership with NASCA they said;
  • It really helps to work side-by-side at the conference and hear first-hand what the states leading issues are and their processes to resolve. 
  • It helps us keep our mission aligned with the top decision makers in state government today. It's an important focusing and refocusing opportunity for us.
  • Love the annual meeting event and combination learning conference.
  • Direct access to decision makers.


Construction Owners Association of America (COAA)

The Construction Owners Association of America's mission is to support facility owners in the planning, design, and construction process through education and information exchange to facilitate continuous improvement and evolution of the industry. COAA members include scores of entities that buy design & construction services including higher education, local and state government organizations, healthcare organizations, k-12 school systems and a variety of private companies.
COAA has developed a series of 1-, 1.5-, and 2-day intensive training courses geared to the facility owner. These 13 courses are taught by a team of 3 presenters representing the owner, designer, and the contractor.   COAA can deliver these courses as a stand-alone event or it can be brought in-house to the owner, which saves travel, food and lodging costs for each participant.  Owners can also bring in their building partners to share in the education. NASCA state members might find the training helpful for their facilities personnel. 

Upcoming Courses
CM at Risk  March 28-29, 2016, Herndon, VA
Project Management: An Owners Perspective  May 2-3, 2016, Dallas, TX 
COAA conducts affordable webinars every other month (February, April, June, August, October, and December).  Much of the content is drawn from the highest rated educational sessions from our conferences and chapter workshops.  Webinars are $99/members and $149/nonmembers. Past webinars are available "on demand."  Many of our webinar participants buy one registration, set up a conference room, and involve groups of people from the office.   As a group they can participate in the Q & A.   This is a super affordable way to disseminate owner education on a budget.
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