Committment Strength & Public Service

Advancing black leadership in the community and the nation


The NFBPA is dedicated to providing the highest level of public service while advancing Black leadership in the community and the nation. NFBA is a national organization representing 2500 members and over 350 jurisdictions throughout the country. We are rapidly emerging as the nation’s premiere association of Black public leadership with a rapidly growing reputation for proudly strengthening the capacity of federal, state, and local government in a range of multidisciplinary roles. Our organization is made up of cities, state, county, and federal managers as well as professionals, educators, business people, students of public administartion and allied disciplines.


The Boston Chapter has been active since 1991 and holds regular meetings the last Thursday of the month between September and May. Boston Chapter meetings feature guest speakers and lively discussions related to professional and career development as well as community education and civic outreach.

Featured Event

Public-Service Careers in Massachusetts

NFBPA Boston, with the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, University of Massachusetts Boston, the Collins Center for Public Management, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission have have teamed up to spearhead an engaging discussion around the public-sector careers at the state and local level. A few topics that will be addressed include

  • Promising fields for emerging professionals, especially professionals of color
  • How to make yourself marketable
  • Networking and professional development
  • & much more


The mission of the NFBPA is embodied in the organization's commitment to strengthen the position of Blacks within the field of public administration by increasing 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.

The NFBPA mission is realized through the pursuit of the following important goals:

To serve as a magnet organization for linking, public, private and academic institutions into an effective network to support interdisciplinary communications, management innovation and professional development among Blacks choosing public service careers. 

To provide intensive and rigorous training in critical management areas in response to the specialized needs of Black public sector professionals. 

To identify and groom younger, emerging Black administrators and provide relevant exposure to the challenges and rewards of public service careers. 

To promote, strengthen and expand the roles of Blacks in all aspects of public administration. 

Join Us!

The NFBPA accepts members year round. We have exciting and informative forums, professional development and educational activities. To join please download the enclosed NFBPA Goals and Member PDF form or go to our Join Us page for more information.  Please note that you must join both the National and Local organization to be a full member.  Your check or money order should be mailed to: NFBPA Boston | c/o Department of Public Policy & Public Affairs | University of Massachusetts Boston | Boston, MA 02125-3393 | info@nfbpaboston.orgWe look forward to seeing you!

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