WASHINGTON -- The Chicago Chapter of the National Forum For Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) will host the 2011 Annual Conference which takes place April 16 - 20. 2011 at The Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Chicago, IL. The NFBPA 2011 National Conference holds special significance for the Chapter as the year marks a shining moment: the 25th Anniversary for the Chicago Chapter and sixteen other Chapters across the country. The Chicago Chapter was founded in 1986 by the late Mayor Harold Washington, a representation of many of his outstanding legacies.
Conference Highlights "Building on the Legacy...Preparing for the Future", includes a 25th Anniversary Opening Reception, 25th Anniversary Host Chapter Event, Executive Leadership Institute and National Mentor Program Graduation Ceremony, Plenary Sessions and Luncheons, Public Policy Forums and exciting Tracks of Workshops and the Marks of Excellence Awards Gala.
Confirmed keynote speakers to date are Thomas N. Todd, Esq., a prominent leader of the civil rights movement and activist and Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. the retired Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ
A partial list of sponsors include The Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Harris Bank, Colemen Development, Infrastructure Engineering, Comcast, Siebert Brandford Shank, American Airlines, Illinois Sports Facility Authority and Clear Channel Radio.
The mission of the NFBPA is embodied in the organization's commitment to strengthen the position of Blacks within the field of public administration; to increase the number of Blacks appointed to executive positions in public service organizations; and, to groom and prepare younger, aspiring administrators for senior public management posts in the years ahead. NFBPA's members represent more than 350 jurisdictions in 37 states.