May 17, 2018
Welcome New Chief Administrators
NASCA Innovation and Walton Leadership Award Nominations Open June 4  

The Innovation in State Government Award was established to recognize state and administration department programs and projects that are innovative, transferable to other states, and create efficiencies. Last year's winners include Illinois' Rapid Results Program recently featured at the 2018 Spring Conference.  
The Walton Leadership award recognizes state chief administrators for the accomplishments in his or her state and their service and leadership throughout their career. 

Please visit NASCA's Awards Page to view information on this year's award program. If you have any questions, please direct them to Tommy Morrison.
NEW: Two NASCA Research Initiatives  To Launch this Summer

NASCA's Programs Committee is conducting two major research projects with corporate partners to equip state chief administrators with data and information to improve state operations. 
  • In partnership with McKinsey & Company, NASCA will release a state member survey in early June on strategy, procurement, and artificial intelligence. The results of this will be shared in September at the 2018 Institute on Leadership and Management. 
  • In partnership with Accenture and NEOGOV, a survey will focus on the workforce, recruitment, and talent management. This will launch in late June.  The results of this will be shared in the fall, and will also be featured at the 2019 Spring Conference. 
State chief administrators will be notified via email from Sarah Razor with more information and directions on how to participate in both surveys. Our goal is to achieve participation from all fifty states for a true understanding of the national perspective on these issues. Please be on the lookout for notifications on NASCA to participate in these member surveys. Please contact Tommy Morrison for additional information. 
States in the News: Minnesota Cuts Ribbon on the State Capitol Complex's First Solar Array

Electricity to the Minnesota Capitol complex is getting greener with the activation of the first phase of a large new solar array on the roof of the Minnesota Senate Building (MSB). The project, overseen by the Minnesota Department of Administration, was formally opened today with a ribbon-cutting. Partners in the project include Mortenson Construction and Gephardt Electric, who installed the system, and Xcel Energy. Learn more here

Do you have state news to share with NASCA members?  Contact Kayla Leslie
2018 Corporate Partner Prospectus and Sponsorship Opportunities

NASCA's 2018 sponsorship opportunities available for purchase.  You can find the details of each opportunity in the 

To purchase: 

        • All opportunities are available on a first come, first served basis. Once a sponsorship is sold out, it will no longer be listed as available for purchase.
        • To keep ratios desirable for all attendees, all events and sponsorship opportunities are only available for NASCA corporate members in good standing.
        • Any sponsorship opportunity may be secured at this time, and you may select "invoice me" to pay in the future.
For questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact  Tommy Morrison or  Sarah Razor.
Looking to get involved?  Participating in committees and workgroups is a great way to get the most out of your membership by engaging in projects that best fit your interest, expertise and schedule. You will grow professionally, network with peers from across the country and help contribute to the development of events and research products that will be most beneficial to your organization.  You can go here  to  read a brief description of each committee or workgroup and  complete the volunteer sign up form
Is your department hiring for key roles? Send the postings directly to Kayla Leslie  to be included on NASCA 's Career page. This service is complimentary to all states. Please include the followin g information for t he listing;  t itle, d epartment, s tate, c losing date and l ink to more  information.