Mitial received a $5,000 Cigna NFBPA scholarship and is an MPA candidate specializing in internal administration and development at Clark Atlanta University.
Supporting students at the NFBPA conference is an investment in those who will lead our cities, towns, country and perhaps our world as we move forward toward a stronger, healthier global community.
In relation to future NFBPA planning, she encouraged the organization to "hold its first international forum in Africa.
The NFBPA was established in 1983 to provide local government officials, planners, managers and administrators with in-depth opportunities to examine strategic public policy issues and provide professional development and networking opportunities to city, county and state government leaders.
I feel very fortunate to work for a company that sincerely commits to helping improve the health, well-being and sense of security of the customers we serve, NFBPA has been an organization that shares that same commitment to its members," said Johnson.
The NFBPA strengthens the position of African Americans within the field of public administration, works to increase the number of African Americans appointed to executive positions in public service organizations, and prepares aspiring administrators for senior public management positions.
CIGNA HealthCare's support of the NFBPA
enables us to deepen our understanding of the wide variety of issues that public administrators face, as well as to help equip aspiring leaders for the evolving challenges within communities nationwide," Triplett said.
is a professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of black leadership in the public sector.
annual conference is a significant event in the organization's training calendar.