ICMA-RC Sponsors National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) "FORUM 2014"

-- San Antonio, Texas Mayor, Julian Castro, a keynote speaker --

Apr 17, 2014, 11:17 ET from ICMA-RC

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 500 local government leaders attended this year's National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) "FORUM 2014" in San Antonio, Texas, April 11-15, 2014. The NFBPA is the principal and most progressive organization dedicated to the advancement of black public leadership in local and state governments. Public sector retirement plan provider ICMA-RC was a national sponsor of the FORUM 2014 and is a longtime supporter of the organization.

ICMA-RC Senior Vice President, Chief Operations and Marketing Officer Gregory Dyson, delivered remarks during the annual awards luncheon. "ICMA-RC is honored to partner with NFBPA, an organization dedicated to the betterment of black public leaders," Dyson said. "NFBPA's FORUM brings some of the nation's most powerful and insightful leaders together to discuss how to strengthen our communities."

In addition, ICMA-RC hosted two sessions at the forum — "The Game of Life: Play it Right," an interactive session similar to the popular trivia game, with questions covering health and financial topics; and "Public Administrators Road Map to Retirement," a session focused on the basics of retirement planning and investing.

FORUM keynote speakers included San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro; Judy Smith, crisis management expert and the inspiration behind the television series "Scandal"; and Ingrid Saunders Jones, past chair of the Coca-Cola Foundation.

For more highlights on the NFBPA's FORUM 2014, visit www.nfbpa.org.

Founded in 1972, ICMA-RC is a non-profit independent financial services corporation focused on providing retirement plans and related services for over 1.2 million public sector participant accounts and more than 9,000 retirement plans. ICMA-RC's mission is to help build retirement security for public employees by providing investment tools, financial education, and other retirement savings related services. To learn more about ICMA-RC, visit www.icmarc.org 

The NFBPA is the principal organization dedicated to the advancement of black public leadership in local and state governments. An independent, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1983, the NFBPA has established a national reputation for designing and implementing quality leadership development initiatives of unparalleled success. Its over 2,600 members can be found managing public programs and agencies in more than 350 jurisdictions nationwide. Forty chapters support the growth of the organization at the local level. For more information on NFBPA, visit www.nfbpa.org.