Who We Are

[Welcome to the NFBPA South Florida Chapter]

The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) is the professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of Black leadership in the public sector. Founded in 1983 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the NFBPA membership has grown to include managers and executives in virtually all disciplines represented in state and local governments. In addition to public service professionals, the association’s membership embraces graduate students, deans and faculty at schools of public administration, community service professionals and executives in the corporate sector.

With over 2,500 members representing more than 350 jurisdictions and 40 local chapters in 37 states, NFBPA has emerged as the nation’s premier association of Black public leadership. It has a growing and proud reputation for strengthening the capacity of state and local government managers in a multitude of disciplines, through intensive training, professional development programs, and a powerful network of Black public leadership. The organization is governed by a 27 member Board of Directors. Core Programs.


I am pleased to introduce you to a premier network of public administrators representing emerging and seasoned professionals throughout the Nation. From its humble beginnings in South Florida, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) has served as a catalyst in producing leaders that have made significant changes in communities throughout the country.

It was expressed by Gandhi that we should “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Today, the NFBPA South Florida Chapter has continued to be a leading agent of change providing many opportunities for public administrators resulting in career advancement, educational advancement, and personal growth. Our diverse membership makes us unique, in that, we work in collaboration with organizations from the private and public sector to build bridges that will pave the way for our public administrators to make positive changes in the world.

Throughout our website, you will see some of the past, present and future activities hosted and supported by the NFBPA South Florida Chapter, such as the Florida State Leadership Summit, Emerging Leaders Conference, National Executive Leadership Institute and Mentor/Protégé Programs. You are invited to join us at our Chapter meeting and learn how we can assist you in your endeavor and, likewise, help us in our quest to promote opportunities for public administrators. We generally meet every third Thursday at 6:00 PM. To learn more about the NFBPA South Florida Chapter, please email secretary@nfbpasouthflorida.org.

Sincerely, President, NFBPA – South Florida Chapter