The National Academy’s Standing Panels provide an ongoing method for Fellows to contribute to the National Academy’s work. Standing Panels can initiate projects and serve as collegial forums for Fellows to share ideas and exchange information. They often serve as sounding boards for ideas and proposals and occasionally propose position statements for the National Academy.
Panel meetings generally feature presentations by distinguished guests, followed by informal discussion. The National Academy supports five Standing Panels:
- Africa Working Group – Enchances public administration and governance in Africa. Chair: Chinua Akukwe
- Executive Organization and Management – Considers a broad range of issues relating to the executive branch of the federal government. Chair: John Kamensky
- The Federal System – Focuses on the relationships among local, state, and federal governments. Chair: Paul Posner
- International Affairs – Focuses on the National Academy’s role in the international community. Chair: Dan Skoler
- New Ad-Hoc Panel on Technology Leadership – Pursues technology initiatives designed to make government better. Chair: Alan Shark
- Public Service – Focuses on public personnel management, development and training, and other human resources issues. Chair: Alan Balutis
- Social Equity in Governance – Focuses on critical matters in social equity in governance. Chair: Blue Wooldridge
Membership in the National Academy’s Standing Panels is open to all National Academy Fellows. Fellows who wish to become members of one of these Panels or have their names removed from its distribution list should e-mail Lisa Trahan or contact her at (202) 347-3190.