SAPA ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULED TO COINCIDE WITH ROCKEFELLER AWARD CEREMONY

The State Academy's 2017 annual meeting will take place on Monday, September 18th at 4:30 p.m. at the Rockefeller Institute of Government, 411 State Street, Albany.  During the meeting, new SAPA Fellows will be introduced.  At the conclusion of the meeting, a reception will be held at 5:00 to honor the new Fellows and our 2017 Nelson A. Rockefeller award winner, Representative Paul Tonko (see below).
PAUL TONKO SELECTED AS THE ROCKEFELLER AWARD RECIPIENT
Congressman Paul D. Tonko

We are pleased to announce that Representative Paul D. Tonko will receive SAPA's 2017 Nelson A. Rockefeller Award in a ceremony on September 18th, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm (which includes a reception beginning at 5:00 - 5:45) at the Rockefeller Institute of Government, 411 State Street in Albany.  Mark your calendar and register here or on SAPA's website, where additional information can be found. Please register by September 12 so we can calculate how much food to get for the reception.
NEW FELLOWS TO BE RECOGNIZED AT ANNUAL MEETING

During the State Academy's annual meeting on September 18th at the Rockefeller Institute, the following new SAPA Fellows will be recognized:
   
Robert Attmore
Sandra Beattie
Prof. Gang Chen
Prof. Jennifer Dodge
Alan Dorn
Catherine Durand
Thomas Fiesinger
Prof. Ashley Fox
Raquel Gonzalez
Theresa Harley
Daniel Hastings
Prof. Erika Martin

Prof. Brian Nussbaum
Paula Shappy
Emil Slane
Prof. Edmund Stazyk
Richard Thomas
Kay Wilkie

If we missed listing your name above, our apology.  Please let us know at nysapa@gmail.com so that you will be recognized at the September 18th event.
SAPA FELLOW IN THE NEWS

Provost & SAPA Fellow Patricia Salkin
SAPA Fellow and Touro College Provost Patricia Salkin received the Touro National Outstanding Social Work Leadership Award during a recent event at the College.  The Award marked her years as a "... foremost legal scholar and advocate for positive social change" according to the College's website marking the event. Prior to her assignment at Touro, Ms. Salkin was an Associate Dean of Albany Law School and the Director of the school's Government Law Center.

We want to expand recognition of SAPA Fellows' professional achievements, so if you have news that you would like to share about yourself or another Fellow, please let us know at nysapa@gmail.com
BOARD WORKING ON PROGRAMS FOR 2017-18

2017 Individual Excellence Award Winners with Peter FInn, SAPA Chair
2017 Excellence Award Winners.
The SAPA Board is working on a full slate of programs for the 2017-18 year. Three Candid Conversations are in the works as well as continuation of our Public Service Excellence Award Program.  A Practice Workshop about the State's financial management system (FMS) and Analyze New York is being planned for October. It is intended for public service practitioners. As soon as dates and participants are finalized, each event will be posted on the SAPA website. We also will send you notifications.
DUES ARE OVERDUE

A handful of Fellows have not yet paid their 2017 dues.  We've made it much easier with a credit card payment.  You don't even need an envelope or a stamp!  So if you haven't yet paid your $30 dues, please do so now. Don't risk losing your membership. Thank you!
HARVEY

Our hearts and thoughts go out to all of those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and the disastrous flooding that is occurring.  We hope you will consider supporting efforts by the Red Cross, the Humane Society, and other organizations who are helping individuals, families and our four-legged friends get through this difficult situation. And a shout out to the first-responders and other public servants who are working tirelessly to keep people safe and bring others to safety.
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