Welcome to ASPA!

A big thank you to all who made our first book club such a success.
We enjoyed great discussion of If We Can Put a Mon on the Moon... and appetizers at Arlington's.

Stay tuned to find out what book we'll be reading for our next book club meeting  on April 30th!


Officers and Board

President- E. Norm Sims
President Elect- Joshua Sarver
Secretary – Amy Uden
Treasurer – Eric Hiatt
Past President – Phil Gonet
Past President – Sarah Mackey

Council Members:
Travis Bland
Phil Bradley
Lauren Gibson
Betsy Goulet
Ashley Kirzinger
Cindy Lamar

Council Supporters:
Beverly Bunch
Will Miller

Student Representatives:
Daramola Abina
Nicole George




Upcoming Events...
February 19th: "Are we the People?: Reviving Civics as a Public Value"
6:00 pm- Panel on Civics Education in Illinois
Trutter Center at Lincoln Land Community College
5250 Shepherd Road, Springfield, IL 62794

Panelists will Include:
Hon. Deborah Conroy, State Representative for Illinois’ 46th District
Mr. Bill Shields, National Executive Director of the American Society for Public Administration
Dr. Jennifer Gill, Superintendent of Springfield School District 186
Mr. Brad McMillan, Executive Director, Institute for Principled Leadership at Bradley University
Dr. Shawn Healy, Civic Learning and Engagement Scholar, Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Moderated by: Mr. Bob Wesley, Executive Director of Regional Medical Programs,
SIU School of Medicine

Click here for the Illinois Task Force on Civics Education Executive Summary.



T
entative dates for additional Central Ill
inois Chapter events 
in 2015 include:
March 6-10th: ASPA National Conference in Chicago
April 21st: Chapter Social
May 6th: Railsplitter Award Ceremony
Fifth Thursdays: Chapter Book Club Meetings

Stay tuned for additional event information to come.