Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders

Royce Collins, Chair | emerging@nfbpaatlanta.com

The focus of the Emerging Leaders Committee is to help prepare the next generation of black public administrators by providing professional development, training and networking opportunities to empower the leaders of tomorrow—skillful and accomplished leaders from the public sector who will be moving into leadership positions in their organizations. Emerging Leaders concentrates on new entrants into the field of public administration (five years or less), and public administrators that are low to mid-level managers (persons ages 18-40).

Executive Dinner Chats
Executive Dinner Chats are periodic opportunities to discuss issues and trends with local decision makers at selected establishments. Attendees enjoy a relaxed environment and one-on-one engagement with city managers, division directors, elected officials and other public administrators.

Previous Executive Dinner Chats

February 2017: Terrell Gibbs, Water Resources Executive, Atlanta, Georgia @Mary Mac’s Tea Room

September 2016: Fred Gardiner, City Manager, City of East Point @Malone Steak and Seafood

February 2016: Larry King, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Works, City of Atlanta @Sweet Auburn Seafood
January 2015: Jackie McMorris, Director of Public Services, Cobb County @Copelands
April 2014: Terence Moore, City Manager, City of College Park @The Pecan
June 2013: Tharon Johnson, Campaign Manager @ Michon’s Smokehouse
Jan. 2013: Dana Lemon, Entrepreneur and Georgia DOT Board Member @ Landon’s
Sept. 2012: Sonji Jacobs Dade, Comm. Dir. for Mayor Kasim Reed @ Acoustix | Photos
June 2012: Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan, Georgia General Assembly @ Copeland’s | Photos
Mar. 2012: Cleta Winslow, Atlanta City Councilmember (Dist. 4) @ Six Feet Under | Photos
Feb. 2012: Iris Jessie, Riverdale City Manager @ The Pecan | Photos
Oct. 2011: Lee May, DeKalb County Commissioner @ Parker’s On Ponce | Photos
June 2011: Sebastian Jackson, Lovejoy City Manager @ Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint | Photos
Feb. 2011: Earnestine Garey, Atlanta Development Authority Director @ Mary Mac’s | Photos
Oct. 2010: Valentino Bates, Khafra Engineering President @ Paschal’s | Photos

NFBPA Scholarship Opportunities
NFBPA offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students to pursue their academic studies in the areas of public administration and related fields of study. Scholarships are intended to better prepare students to assume significant roles in local, county, state and federal governments.

The deadline for submitting the application is February 24, 2014. Additional information is posted on the NFBPA website, www.nfbpa.org. From the home page, click the FORUM 2014 tab, and then click 2014 scholarship program for descriptions of the various scholarships.

Leadership Development
Executive Leadership Institute | Mentor Program