NASCA Unveils 2017 Strategic Plan 
Dear State Members and Corporate Partners,

The NASCA Executive Committee recently completed strategic planning for our organization. The Strategic Plan will be used as a framework for long and short term planning, and includes three main goals to address who we are, what we offer and how we provide services. This plan is designed to enable our Executive Committee, members, corporate partners and staff to make decisions and evolve programs to best meet the needs of our membership. We strongly encourage and welcome member participation and feedback in this plan.  Go here to review the 2017 Strategic Plan.

To turn this vision into action, the Executive Committee developed several short-term work groups to complete the outlined goals and strategies.  Volunteer participation is open to NASCA state chief administrators, senior staff or deputies and our corporate partners.  If you would like to participate, please sign up here by February 28. As work is completed and our strategies evolve, these work groups will sunset and new work groups may be developed. NASCA standing committees will work collaboratively with the work groups as these goals often intersect. 

This is an exciting time for our association, and we appreciate your efforts and commitment to ensure that NASCA continues to provide a forum to exchange information, share ideas and support best practices for valued state operations.

Thank you,

NASCA Executive Committee
Chris Liu, State of Washington, President
Ed Burckle, State of New Mexico, Vice President
Sid Johnson,  State of Georgia, Secretary/Treasurer
Robert Blair, State of Ohio
Byron Diamond, State of Nebraska
Daniel C. Kim, State of California
Bob Oglesby,  State of Tennessee 
Janet Phipps, State of Iowa
Jessica Robertson, State of Indiana
Dan Ross, State of Oklahoma 
June Taylor, State of Colorado
February 20, 2017
Upcoming Events
May 3-4, 2017
Nashville, TN 

October 10-13, 2017
Atlanta, GA

Welcome New NASCA Member

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 2017 NASCA
Sponsorship Opportunities
 for Corporate Partners
 Registration Now Open 


NASCA's Roundtable on Facilities Management is designed to provide networking and in-person learning to state members interested in managed service contracts for facilities management.

The Roundtable is open to all NASCA state members and/or representatives from their team. There are no registration fees. For state members, NASCA will provide one-nights hotel accommodation and airfare reimbursement up to $350 for one attendee per state, however each state is welcome to send additional attendees. Please contact  Sarah Razor  if you plan to send more than two representatives from your state.  Go here to register and download the agenda.

There are four sponsorship opportunities, available on a first-come, first serve basis.  Go here for additional information about benefits and to purchase

2017 NASCA Institute on Management and Leadership
October 10-13, 2017
Atlanta, GA

T he NASCA Institute on Management and Leadership provides members with a unique opportunity for peer-to-peer exchange and learning centered around real issues and challenges facing Chief Administrators across the country.  Registration and sponsorship opportunities are now available. 
Call for Submission of Case Study Ideas

The Institute Planning Committee is working to identify two "live case studies" related to the Institute theme, the Velocity of Change. The case  studies will draw from real-world experiences that outline complex and relevant situations that any member of NASCA may encounter. 

The case studies act as a catalyst for discussion and provide a reference point for participants to apply the lessons to their own experience. Members can apply to having their work featured as a case study.  Case study submissions can 
feature a state or private sector partner that is doing one of the following:
  • Leveraging the new speed of change to provide better service at a lower cost
  • Using data/analytics/platforms to bring speed and agility to government operations
  • Managing the political environment to align stakeholders on the pace of change
  • Realigning a state's workforce and culture to operate at a new pace
  • Establishing new incentives to help pace change
  • And other ideas on harnessing the new velocity of change!
Go here to read more about the 2017 theme and submit your case study idea. Please note submissions do not need to be extremely detailed - a couple of sentences would suffice. The team from LNW Harvard will then follow up with your state for a brief phone call for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Razor or Lauren Hirshon
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