2020 ANNUAL REPORT
AN UNPRECEDENTED TWO YEARS
2020 will forever be remembered for the global pandemic that created unprecedented challenges for us all.
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Introduction by President
2020 will forever be remembered for the global pandemic that created unprecedented challenges for us all. When reflecting on this time as a member of NFBPA, I hope it will also be remembered for the resilience of our organization's members and its many partners who continued to make a difference in so many lives and communities throughout our nation.
Anthony J. Snipes
National President, NFBPA
AN UNPRECEDENTED TWO YEARS2020 will forever be remembered for the global pandemic that created unprecedented challenges for us all. When reflecting on this time as a member of NFBPA, I hope it will also be remembered for the resilience of our organization's members and its many partners who continued to make a difference in so many lives and communities throughout our nation. NFBPA members’ swift and collective actions, in the midst of a global pandemic, aided local governments and this organization to survive and thrive. Let us first acknowledge our collective inputs and leadership during unprecedented times as we discuss almost two years together. This unwavering passion to serve others in difficult times epitomizes the organization's vision of inspiring leadership development and service excellence with integrity and accountability, while transforming the way we govern. Let us acknowledge our concerted efforts and leadership during these unparalleled times. Together, we continue to achieve this organization’s strategic objectives. Over the span of my term, our organization has experienced historic firsts, which have required us to pivot and adjust. This report summarizes our progress towards initiatives identified in the 2015-2019 Strategic Plan, including financial results, and other accomplishments. In addition, we surveyed our members and leadership and asked them to prioritize the goals laid out in the 7-Point-Plan I presented at Forum 2019 in Orlando, Florida. The response was as follows: #1: Fund Development & Revenue Generation #2: Re-Emphasis on Emerging Leaders & the Next Generation of Leaders #3: Close out the 2020 Strategic Plan and Launch Efforts to Create the Vision 2025 Strategic Plan #4: Establish a New Membership Initiative (Membership Growth & Sustainability) #5: Renewed Emphasis on Public Policy #6: Continued Commitment to Members in Job Transition & Retirements #7: International Focus This interactive report will not only cover the 7 Point Plan, but it will also update you on our Strategic Plan progress. In addition, the report will convey how our organization has shown resilience in surviving the pandemic and communicate to you our vision for the future. In spite of the challenges presented in 2020, we celebrated a number of major achievements. These milestones allowed our Board to successfully achieve its goals and objectives during this two-year period. To give just a few examples:
- We have remained financially solvent during this two-year journey and were able to witness a record year-end 2020 budget balance.
- Hosted our Annual Conference (FORUM 2020) without revenue lost and lower attendee registrations, despite having to pivot to a virtual event in less than 8 weeks.
- We consummated the largest number of letters of intent in our organization’s history, signifying our growth in strategic partnerships.
- We added the most Organizational Memberships during any previous two-year period in our history with a total of 10.
- Relaunched our core leadership programs, Mentor and Executive Leadership Institute.
- We established our footprint internationally with newly-established partnerships and strategies.
- Our membership numbers grew despite the financial difficulties of the pandemic.
- Our newly created virtual, Building Blocks for a Better Future Summit, shattered previous virtual registration numbers with more than 1,300 total attendees and revenue numbers.
- We established a Virtual monthly series for Emerging Leaders called “President’s Tuesday’s Toolkit”, which was targeted to provide students and Emerging Leaders resources to add to their professional development toolkit.
- We were successful in further developing fundraising efforts such as, “Walk and Run-A-Thon” “Tuesday Giving” and “Bowl for a Cause”, which has positioned NFBPA to annually raise funds for local causes and NFBPA’s Executive Leadership Institute and Mentor Programs. NFBPA also entered a new agreement with Blackbaud to utilize their Peer to Peer fundraising platform.
- We saw for the first time in years, an increase in our membership numbers exceeding 2,000 members. This was made possible by several new and innovative membership initiatives.
Membership Sustainability and Growth
Marketing & Branding
Anthony J. Snipes
National President, NFBPA
Anthony J. Snipes National President, NFBPA
NFBPA at a Glance
By The Numbers
# of members
# of NCC Members
# of Chapters
# of Executive Leadership Institute Graduates
# of National Mentor Program Graduates
# of University Partners
# of National Affiliates and Partners
# of National Committees
NFBPA Strategic Plan
President’s 7-Point Plan Report Card
Our new chapter began with my election in Orlando, Florida and the unveiling of the 7-point Plan. I welcome you to take a journey with me to view our 2020-21 accomplishments and an update on the Plan. See below to learn more
Navigating the Pandemic and our Social Justice Response
- Initiated Several new grant proposals aimed at solidifying our Public Policy focuses (Description of Proposals)
- Created Resource Page for COVID-19
- Created Resource Page on Social Justice
- African American Convening of City and County Manager, CAO’s and Town Managers- COVID -19 to discuss best practices and solutions.
Financial Stability and Resilience
During Fiscal Year 2020, NFBPA was approved for a PPE Loan in the amount of $53,758.
FORUM 2020 net revenue was $178,195 after moving from an in-person event to a virtual event. Support of the local chapter and commitments from sponsors assisted with the revenue increase.
NFPBA was approved for $50,000 grant from Thomson Reuters to address public policy around public safety and making improvements. Registrations for Building Blocks for Better Future Conference began to come in during the last 3 months of 2020. As the later part of 2020 and we ended the Fiscal Year with a Successful Membership Campaign.
On expenditures, FORUM related expenditures were much less, due to moving to a virtual conference. Salary savings were noticeable reduced to use of contract employees for the positions of fiscal director, membership support.
The organization’s rent has been significantly reduced annual lease amount from for overall savings of $56,000 WE Works which allows for meeting COVID standards and more efficient space for footprint of the organization.
During 2020, NFPBA contracted with ICMA to assist with technology support within the office. This support along with support provided by the Technology Committee has resulted in a reduction in the overall cost of providing technology support to the organization on a contractual basis.
Successfully instituted the use of zoom for Board and committee meetings, programming of webinars and workshops, and membership campaigns.
New and Renewed PartnershipsConsummated New Partnerships
South African Local Government Association (SALGA)
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
Texas City Managers Association (TCMA)
National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters (IABPFF)
National League of Cities (NLC)
Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA)
Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)
African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM)
International Network of Asian Public Administrators (INAPA)
Conference of Minority Transit Officials (COMTO)
National Association of Black School Educators (NABSE)
Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC)
National Civic League
New Strategic Initiatives
- Unveiled and Adopted a New Logo and Branding Guidelines for the organization
- Established three new Committees and two liaisons to address the needs of the organization
-Building Futures Committee
-Special Advisors to Strategic Partnerships
-Special Liaison to Public Elected Officials
Thanks to the 2019-2020 Executive Board
Anthony J. Snipes, MPA, ICMA-CM
Regional Director – Texas
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Missouri City, TX
Calvin D. Jamison, Ed.D.
Vice President of Facilities and Economic Development
The University of Texas at Dallas
Chief Operating Officer
City of Cleveland
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Jelynne LeBlanc Burley
Center for Health Care Services
San Antonio, TX
Stacy L. Rodgers
County Administrative Officer
Baltimore County, MD
Marcia L. Conner
National Forum For Black Public Administrators
City of Dallas
Kerri P. Lang
Assistant Director, Administration & Finance,
Emergency Medical Services Department
City of Austin, TX
(Council of Chapter Presidents Chair)
Byron W. Brooks, AICP
Justina Mann, CPPO, PMP
Director, Capital Development
Houston Airport System
Chief Information Officer
City of Mesa, AZ
Rashad M. Young
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Ronnie K. Dampier, Jr.
Chief of Staff
Deputy Mayor for Operations and Infrastructure
Executive Office of the Mayor
(Emerging Leaders Council Chair)
Joseph C. “Dusty” McCormick
Economic/ Business Development Liaison
Economic Development Department
City of Austin
Senior Manager, Employee Development
San Antonio, TX
Deputy County Manager
Wake County Government
Keena M. Smith
Deputy County Administrator
Franklin County, Board of Commissioners
City of Charlotte
City of Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI
Master of Public Health Candidate
Focus in Health Management and Policy
University of Michigan
City of Berkeley
Sheyi I. Ipaye
City of Forest Hill
Forest Hill, TX
City of Buda
Tonya Davis Johnson
Palm Beach County Office of Equal Business Opportunity
West Palm Beach, FL
Marcia L. Conner, Executive Director
Cecelia Budd, Accounting
Simone Wilson, Membership Engagement
Donyell Wolfe, Sponsor Liaison
Robyn Jones, Marketing/Joba
Rhonda Bufford, Events