Founded in 1976, the National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA), is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 association representing state chief administrators - public officials in charge of departments that provide support services to other state agencies. NASCA provides a forum to exchange information and learn new ideas from each other and private partners.
NASCA offers many benefits to members, including its annual Institute on Management and Leadership, webinars on a wide range of topics, and networking information for both the public and private sectors. The organization continues its impressive growth with exciting events planned for 2016.
NASCA’s Mission is to provide consistent and effective services supporting best practice for valued state operations.
NASCA’s Vision is to be a value-added partner of state administrators in pursuing excellence in government operations
About State Chief Administrators
The titles and responsibilities of state chief administrators vary across the country. NASCA hopes to promote an exchange of information and ideas regarding the common issues in such a dynamic environment.
The foundation for such communication rests on the knowledge of what each state chief administrator is actually called (e.g., commissioner, director, cabinet secretary, etc.) and what they actually oversee (e.g., building construction, personnel management, information technology, etc.).
NASCA is the first organization to compile this valuable information, which is highlighted in the interactive map linked above. A detailed database that categorizes over 50 areas of responsibility by state is available up request.
It is NASCA's goal for this information to accurately reflect any changes that occur in states. Please contact NASCA's Executive Director, Sarah Razor with any requests at email@example.com.