League members celebrate UD Institute for Public Administration’s 50th anniversary

October 29, 2023

Delaware League of Local Governments members, including town managers, city clerks and other administrators from Kent and Sussex counties, gathered Oct. 20 at the University of Delaware to celebrate the Institute for Public Administration’s 50th anniversary.

This event brought alumni, partners, clients, faculty, staff and Delaware dignitaries together to celebrate the five-decade history of the Institute for Public Administration in the Joseph R. Biden Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration. Attendees commemorated the history, impact, and success of IPA, reconnected with old friends and colleagues, contributed to the IPA’s Jerome Lewis Director's Fund, and learned how to stay engaged with IPA and the Biden School.

Julia O’Hanlon, an IPA policy scientist, said, “Our IPA team was happy to have such a great turnout for our 50th anniversary celebration. It was a true success, and we are appreciative of all those who attended. We value the long-standing partnerships we have at the state, county and local levels here in Delaware.”

DLLG Executive Director Kevin J. Spence said, “The IPA has been a strong supporter and partner with the league, a partnership that goes back decades. Specifically, the IPA offers grant-writing assistance and city clerk training programs, along with many other professional development opportunities for Delaware’s local officials and administrators.”

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