The Academy is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan organization established in 1967 to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations. Chartered by Congress to provide non-partisan expert advice, the Academy’s unique feature is its over 900 Fellows—including former cabinet officers, Members of Congress, governors, mayors, and state legislators, as well as prominent scholars, career public administrators, and business executives. The Academy helps governments at all levels address critical management challenges through in-depth studies and analyses, advisory services and technical assistance, Congressional testimony, forums and conferences, and stakeholder engagement.
In 2018, the Academy Board of Directors completed a year-long effort to develop a new strategic plan for the Academy. While the vision of the Academy remained unchanged, the new plan updated the Academy’s mission statement, core values, and strategic goals.