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ASPA (Still) on the Move!


This article was published in the March/April 2011 print edition of PA TIMES. Email Editor Christine McCrehin at [email protected] for information on how to subscribe to the paper.


Congress Overhauls Results Act, Wants Results


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Strategic Execution of Change



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Routing Public Corruption in Florida?


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A Unique Time in Public Finance: Not for Hunkering Down


Bill Barnes

Michael Pagano says that we are in a “unique time in the history of public finance,” a time when leaders and citizens can and should broach fundamental…

Finding Meaning in the ASPA Experience

Finding Meaning in the ASPA Experience

Guest Columnist: ASPA President-Elect Erik Bergrud

Erik Bergrud

I write this column in the aftermath of learning that my chapter’s January luncheon has been canceled. An arsonist…

Do You Know Who’s Leaving Your Agency–and Why?


Bob Lavigna

“My chief assets drive out the gate every day. My job is to make sure they come back.”

So says Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS, a…

Are We Ready for Government by the People?


Bill Barnes

Many city officials feel they and their community have been hurt by well-intended participatory processes gone badly awry. Once burned, twice shy. You can imagine that…

Unleashing Innovation in Public Agencies



Nurturing continuous innovation and renewal in public agencies is not only important but critical to successful public management in an environment of change. Innovation is a tool for transforming the…

We Don’t Know What We’re Talking About


Bill Barnes

Some time before 64 years and four months ago, Eric Blair wrote an essay about the misuse of words in public discussion. The essay has echoed…

ASPA on the Move: History in the Making

ASPA on the Move: History in the Making


Meredith Newman

I have asked a number of our ASPA leaders to share their reflections on a recent seminar that was hosted by the Chinese Academy of Governance…