The Open Street Movement in Wichita, Kansas
Read about the Open Streets Movement in Wichita Kansas, written by Troy Houtman, Texas CPM, Texas State University MPA Graduate, and now Director of Parks and Recreation in that city. As a nationally recognized designation, CPM graduates take their knowledge and experience across the country impacting communities everywhere. Read Troy's article, "Open Street ITC", here.
December 2017 CPM Graduation
Click here for pictures of graduates and video of the Graduation Speaker.
New Cycle of CPM Courses in Arlington, Texas
On January 4, 2018, the Texas CPM Program opened a new cycle of CPM courses in Arlington, Texas. The Dallas/Fort Worth CPM Program is offered in cooperation with the North Central Texas Council of Governments. A picture of the CPM participants on the first day of class is below. Click here for a roster of the 35 members of the class.
TEXAS CPM 2017 Grad Publishes Research In International Police Chief Magazine
Recent Texas CPM Graduate, Gene Ellis, Police Chief & Assistant City Manager in Belton, Texas, has published his Capstone research in "The Police Chief" magazine, the official publication of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
In Chief Ellis' article titled, Prevention-Focused Community Policing Building Public Trust, he explored Sir Robert Peel’s Nine Principles of Policing (1829) with current community-oriented policing models adopted in the mid-1980s. His research found that true community policing is an understanding that the police cannot do it alone and must build partnerships with the community to solve community problems. He focused on seven steps to building public trust in policing using a prevention-focused policing model that inclues:
1. Make prevention the focus of police operations.
2. Foster a servant-guardian mentality in officers.
3. Make quality of life the end game.
4. Embrace smart policing initiatives.
5. Develop law enforcement staff.
6. Adopt “best practices” in policing.
7. Promote an officer safety mind-set.
Chief Gene Ellis is a 28-year veteran of policing and has served as a police chief for over 18 years. He holds an undergraduate degree in criminal justice from the University of Houston and a graduate degree in criminal justice from St. Ambrose University, and he is a graduate of the 217th Session of the FBI National Academy and of the Certified Public Manager Program through Texas State University. Chief Ellis also serves as assistant city manager for the City of Belton in addition to his police chief duties.
CPM Paper Presented at the European Group in Public Administration (EGPA) Conference in Milan, Italy on August 30, 2017
Howard & Marilyn Balanoff have co-authored a paper with Nikol Hopman, from Leiden University in the Netherlands and Goos Mindeman, from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. The title of the paper is The National Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program: A Model for Public and Nonprofit Leaders and Managers around the World. The paper was presented at the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) Conference on August 30. 2017. Howard Balanoff, Marilyn Balanoff, Goos Mindeman & Casper VanDenBerg, a member of the faculty at Leiden University presented the paper at EGPA.
Click here for a copy of the paper.
Picture of the CPM presenters at the EGPA Conference (click on picture to enlarge).
Texas CPM Program Re-Accredited for 5 Years
The Texas CPM Program underwent an extensive review and received its re-accreditation until the year 2020 at the National CPM Consortium Conference which was held in Phoenix Arizona on October 30, 2015.
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Click here to read Texas CPM Re-Acceditation Report.
Texas State University - Public Administration Magazine
The Texas State University Public Administration Program has just published the PA Magazine. In addition to articles about the Political Science Department’s Public Administration Programs the Magazine includes articles about Texas Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program.
Click here to access the PA Magazine in its entirety.
Houston City Council Proclaims July 30, 2013 as Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Day
The Houston City Council officially designated July 30, 2013 as “Certified Public Manager” Day. The CPM Proclamation was issued read at the City of Houston Council Meeting to honor the CPM graduates from the City of Houston.
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December Texas CPM Program Graduation
Texas CPM Program conducts December Graduation at the Texas Capitol.
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Marilyn Balanoff delivered a presentation about the Texas Certified Public Management Program to 200 AACPM members who attended at the October 2012 National Conference of the American Academy for Certified Public Management (AACPM). Marilyn was President of the National Certified Public Management Consortium when she delivered her presentation.
2012 recipient of the Boorsma Award
Dr. Howard Balanoff, Political Science Professor and Director of Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service was honored at the October 2012 American Society for Public Administration SECoPA Conference in Coral Springs Florida as the 2012 recipient of the Boorsma Award.
The Senator Peter B. Boorsma Award is given each year to honor a practitioner or academician for facilitating over a period of many years the international exchange of knowledge and administrative practices that foster better performance in the public sector. The award symbolizes SECoPA’s recognition of the implications of the global village on management and performance in the public sector as well as its commitment to the study and exchange of administrative practices between the USA and other countries.
Governor Hobby Meets with 2012 CPM & MPA “Hobby” Scholars
Governor Hobby, Howard Balanoff, Marilyn Balanoff and Saralee Tiede with Hobby Scholars at Serrano’s Restaurant in Austin Texas
Persons left to right are Monique Adams, Marilyn Balanoff, Saralee Tiede, Bill Hobby, Lindsey Rose, Howard Balanoff, Jamar Keaton, Romy Adame-Wilson, Dawn Hernandez-Hale, Lou de Virgilio, Edgar Gomez.
Former Texas Lt. Governor Bill Hobby (left) with Saralee Tiede present a copy of their new book, “How Things Really Work” to Hobby MPA Scholar Lindsey Rose. Saralee Tiede is currently Communications Director of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin Texas.
Former Texas Lt. Governor Bill Hobby (left) with Saralee Tiede present a copy of their new book, “How Things Really Work” to Hobby CPM Scholar Dawn Hernandez-Hale.
2012 Texas Certified Public Manager Conference & Hobby Distinguished Lecture
The 2012 Texas Certified Public Manager Conference & William P. Hobby Distinguished Lecture was conducted on February 3, 2012. The Conference was held at Texas State University’s Avery Center in Round Rock Texas from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dr. Howard Prince, Professor of the University Of Texas LBJ School Of Public Affairs delivered the William P. Hobby Distinguished Lecture.
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Texas CPM Program Reaccredited
The Texas CPM Program was reaccredited for 5 additional years (through 2016) at the NCPM Conference in Salt Lake. Marilyn Balanoff and Howard Balanoff (center left and center right) receive the reaccreditation certificate from Kathleen Parker, member of the Texas Reaccreditation team (far right) and Michael Waters, Past Chair, National CPM Consortium (far left).
Current National CPM Consortium Chair Marilyn Balanoff presents Michael Waters, CPM Past Chair with a plaque of appreciation for his service as the 2010/2011 Chair of the National CPM Consortium.
Governor Hobby Meets with 2011 CPM & MPA “Hobby” Scholars
Governor Hobby, Howard Balanoff, Marilyn Balanoff and Saralee Tiede with Hobby Scholars at Eastside Café in Austin Texas.
Persons left to right are James Gibbens, C.J. Garcia, Wei Cui, Denise Dusek, Howard Balanoff, Steve Umeh, Marilyn Balanoff, Bill Hobby, Saralee Tiede, Maureen Germaine.
Former Texas Lt. Governor Bill Hobby (left) with Saralee Tiede present a copy of their new book, “How Things Really Work” to Hobby MPA Scholar Maureen Germaine. Saralee Tiede is currently Communications Director of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin Texas.
STUDENTS RECEIVING HOBBY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS
MASTERS PROGRAM IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (MPA)
Denise Dusek, has completed 12 hours in the MPA Program with a perfect 4.0 average. Her husband is pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Maureen Germaine received her Bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in Michigan. She is a second year student in the MPA Program. She is currently working as an unpaid volunteer at the Hays County Food bank doing grant research for that organization. Her email is email@example.com
Steve Umeh received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston. He is currently working on his MPA degree and also looking for a full time job in the Austin area. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
CERTIFIED PUBLIC MANAGER (CPM)
James Gibbens, works as an “Evidence Manager” in the CSI Laboratory of the Austin Police Department. James is taking CPM courses in San Marcos. His email is James.Gibbens@ci.austin.tx.us
C.J. Garcia, is an accountant in the budget and accounting office of the City of San Marcos. He is taking CPM courses in San Marcos. His email is email@example.com
STUDENT RECEIVING BALANOFF FAMILY MPA SCHOLARSHIP
Wei Cui, is a foreign student from People’s Republic of China. Wei is pursuing an MPA degree with a career focus on international relations. She is a first year student in the MPA Program. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hobby Center Goes International
The William P. Hobby Center for Public Service has recently begun working with several countries in Europe in the area of public administration professional development and training. The most recent activity is the start of a CPM Program in Sweden in and the continuation of a Visiting International Scholars in Texas (VISIT) Program for International Public Administration faculty, staff and students which began in the mid 1990’s.
Balanoff elected Fellow of National Academy of Public Administration
By Ann Friou
University News Service
October 13, 2011
Howard R. Balanoff, professor of political science at Texas State University-San Marcos, has been elected as a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).
Fellows are chosen from among outstanding public administration practitioners and scholars across the country. Balanoff will be inducted as a Fellow Nov. 17.
NAPA, chartered by Congress as an independent, non-partisan organization, directs projects and services to improve the quality, performance, and accountability of government. Its 680 Fellows help public sector leaders by evaluating, analyzing, and making recommendations on the nation’s most critical management, governance, policy, and operational issues.
Balanoff, who has taught at Texas State for more than 30 years, holds the William P. Hobby Professorship in Political Science and directs the acclaimed Texas Certified Manager Program (CPM), offered through the university’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service. The CPM program, accredited by the National Consortium of Certified Public Managers, offers training to government managers to enhance the quality, efficiency, effectiveness, and professionalism of their leadership.
Balanoff is the author of numerous articles on public administration and planning and is the editor of the textbook Public Policy and Administration. He is chair of the American Society for Public Administration’s (ASPA) Section for Certified Public Management. He is a former member of the National Council of ASPA and a former president of the National Certified Public Manager Consortium. He has also served as chair of ASPA's international affairs committee and chair of ASPA's section on professional and organizational development.
Balanoff’s specialty areas are personnel administration, public policy, organizational theory and behavior, human resources administration and professional development, and education in the public sector. He also teaches courses and conducts research in the area of international and comparative public administration. For seven years he served on active duty as a communications-electronics officer and missile combat crew commander in the United States Air Force. He also served for 13 years a member of the Air Force Reserves. He holds the rank of Major USAF-Retired. Balanoff received a B.A. degree in political science and history from Hunter College of the City University of New York, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in urban and regional planning from Texas A&M University.
Howard Balanoff (left) receives his “New Fellow” Induction Plaque from Dr. Ken Apfel, President of the National Academy of Public Administration at the NAPA Annual Conference held in Washington DC.
National CPM Program
For additional information about the National CPM Program, please click here for a link to two articles about the CPM Program one appeared in the journal, The Public Manager and the other in PA Times.