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

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
  • Created Resource Page for COVID-19
  • Created Resource Page on Social Justice
  • Convened African American City and County Managers, CAO’s and Town Managers to discuss COVID 19 best practices and solutions.


Financial Stability and Resilience

  • During Fiscal Year 2020, NFBPA was approved for a
    PPE Loan ((Paycheck Protection Program) 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 chapters 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. We ended the Fiscal Year with a Successful Membership Campaign.
  • Salary savings were noticeably reduced to use contract employees for the positions of fiscal director and membership coordinator. Salary savings were noticeable reduced to use of contract employees for the positions of fiscal director, membership support.
  • The organization’s annual lease amount was significantly reduced for an overall savings of $56,000.  Moving to We Works, allows the National Office to meet COVID standards and have a more efficient footprint for 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 Partnerships

Consummated New Partnerships  

South African Local Government Association (SALGA)
  Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
Kettering Foundation
Georgetown University
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)

Renewed Partnerships

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
    • Endowment Committee
    • International Committee
    • Special Advisors to Strategic Partnerships
    • Special Liaison to Public Elected Officials

Thanks to the 2019-2021 Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Staff

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
Richardson, TX

Darnell Brown
Chief Operating Officer
City of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

Jelynne LeBlanc Burley
Center for Health Care Services
San Antonio, TX

Stacy L. Rodgers
County Administrative Officer
Baltimore County
Towson, MD

Marcia L. Conner
National Forum For Black Public Administrators 
Washington DC

TC. Broadnax
City Manager
City of Dallas
Dallas, TX

Kerri P. Lang
Chair, Council of Presidents
Assistant Director, Administration & Finance,
Emergency Medical Services Department
City of Austin, TX
(Council of Chapter Presidents Chair)

Byron W. Brooks, AICP
County Administrator
Orange County
Orlando, FL

Justina Mann, CPPO, PMP
Director, Capital Development
Houston Airport System
Houston, TX

Travis Cutright
Chief Information Officer
City of Mesa, AZ

Rashad M. Young
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Howard University
Washington, DC

Todd V. Mason
MS, ED, Long Beach, CA
(Chair, National Corporate Council

Ronnie K. Dampier, Jr.
Washington, DC
(Chair, Emerging Leaders)
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
Austin, TX

ArDeanna Seabron-Hicks
Senior Manager, Employee Development
CPS Energy
San Antonio, TX

David Ellis
Deputy County Manager
Wake County Government
Raleigh, NC

Keena M. Smith
Deputy County Administrator
Franklin County, Board of Commissioners
Columbus, OH

Lorenzo Hines
City Manager, City of Galt, CA

Marcus Jones
City Manager
City of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

Mark Washington
City Manager
City of Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI

Stephanie Hughes
Master of Public Health Candidate
Focus in Health Management and Policy
University of Michigan
(Student Representative)

Cheryl D. Orr
Retired, Dallas, TX

Dee Williams-Ridley
City Manager
City of Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Sheyi I. Ipaye
City Manager
City of Forest Hill
Forest Hill, TX

Kenneth Williams
City Manager
City of Buda
Buda, TX

Tonya Davis Johnson
Palm Beach County Office of Equal Business Opportunity
West Palm Beach, FL

National Office Staff and Support

Marcia L. Conner, Executive Director

Roberto Fernandez, Assistant to the Executive Director

Cecelia Budd Smith, Accounting Clerk

Simone Wilson, Membership Engagement

Donyell Wolfe, Sponsor Liaison

Rachel Scales, Membership

Robyn Jones, Marketing/Joba

Rhonda Buford, Events Management

Mouhamed Gueye, Accounting Clerk

Patience Hudson, Graphics