1. To strengthen the positions of Blacks within the field of public administration.
2. To increase the number of Blacks appointed to executive positions in public service organizations.
3. To identify, motivate, groom, and prepare younger, aspiring administrators for senior public management posts in the years ahead.
4. To serve as a magnet organization by stimulating the proactive networking of the public, private, and academic sectors to promote and support enhanced communication, innovation, and professional development among Blacks in the public service career path.
5. To sponsor and conduct local forums addressing timely, relevant issues, and concerns that both directly and indirectly impact public administration functions, as well as the needs and concerns of the Black community as a whole.
6. To provide rigorous training and on-going education in critical management areas in response to the unique needs of Black public sector professionals.
Miss Silvia Stanford, MBA is a Procurement Officer with the City of Phoenix. She has a combination of ten years of educational, local, and state government municipality procurement experience. She also has several years of regional retail marketing experience. She has been a dedicated member of NFBPA since 2012 and has served on the Board of Directors of the Central Arizona Chapter prior to being selected as President by the Membership. FULL BIO
Travis L. Cutright joined the City of Mesa as an experienced leader in the technology and business fields developed over the span of 25 years in both public and private sector. Over the past 19 years, he has served in executive roles in the capacity of Chief Information Officer, Director of Information Technology, as well as Vice President and Regional Business Manager in both the private and public sectors. He possesses a Masters degree in Public Management from Northern Arizona University as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. FULL BIO
Corey Williams is currently the Management Assistant II for the Assistant City Manager of the City of Phoenix. Over the past 18 years he has worked for the City of Phoenix in several different departments such as the Law Department, Human Resources, City Clerk, Aviation Department and the City Managers Office. He completed his Associates of Arts Degree from Glendale Community College and completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from Grand Canyon University in 2006. FULL BIO
Dominic Braham is a continual life learner who can communicate and learn from the janitor to the CEO of any company. He is passionate about education, scholastic as well as professional development. He has been a servant leader locally and internationally for over 17 years. Currently, he serves as a member of the City of Phoenix City Council District 8. Being the office manager for a Councilwoman, he manages the calendar, logistical arrangements and is the primary point of contact for neighborhood associations and local organizations. FULL BIO
Les Scott has over 17 years of service with the City of Phoenix. He started his career with the City in 2000 as an Internal Auditor with the City Auditor’s Office and promoted to Senior Internal Auditor a short time later. Les briefly worked in the Public Transit Department as a Budget Analyst prior to transitioning to the Public Works Department where he currently serves as an Administrative Services Manager in Solid Waste Management. Prior to joining the City, he worked in the private sector as a Senior Accountant for Bank of America. FULL BIO
Angela Booker is an Equal Opportunity Specialist with the City of Phoenix. She is the President of the East Valley Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration, Inc. (MLK). Attended by 8,000 people annually, MLK hosts the Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration events for the City of Mesa and the East Valley. The organization also sponsors the Police and Community Working Together (PACT) Program, which seeks to bridge the law enforcement and community divide by creating opportunities for police officers and community members to spend time together. FULL BIO
Marlon Booth currently serves as a Parole Officer for the Arizona Department of Corrections. In this capacity, he is responsible for providing timely and appropriate casework services to adult parolees, and coordinating the successful reintegration of clients into a productive community life. He is the honoree of the Greater Phoenix Urban League Class of 2017 Diverse Leaders Under 40. He holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Government. FULL BIO
Emmett Boyd is a native of Phoenix, Arizona. He is a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Recreation Management and certification in American Humanics. He has been an employee of the City of Phoenix for 25 years. He is the current Park Manager for the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, overseeing environmental projects. In addition, he has served on various committees including his present assignment as the event chairman for the City of Phoenix, Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration the past 12 years. FULL BIO
Dawn Prince has worked for the City of Peoria in various capacities since 2007. Currently she serves as Assistant to the City Manager. In a previous position of eight years, Dawn's position with the City of Peoria was Workforce Administrator. She holds a graduate level Master's Degree in Human Resources Management and an undergraduate Bachelor's Degree in History/ Education. FULL BIO
Stephanie Small was appointed by the City of Glendale as the Community Services Director in 2017. She oversees Housing, Community Revitalization, Library & Arts, Community Action and Neighborhood Services. She has over 25 years of public administration experience which spans the fields of law enforcement, code compliance, zoning administration, human services and community development. Her vast array of experience gives her a unique perspective to the field of public service. FULL BIO