We hope you’ll join us!

Join AABPA for any of a dozen reasons.  Join us to meet your peers, grow your network, and stay informed.  Add your voice to our message that thorough and professional analysis is critical for government decisions.   

Your reasons may change over the course of your career. 

  • Our younger members are often building their resume and making contacts.  Joining AABPA identifies them as serious about a career in budget and program analysis and provides opportunities to meet a diverse group of professionals.  
  • Our more experienced analysts and managers join for the discussions of key issues and to provide leadership.  As board members, officers, and committee chairs they bring special skills to AABPA’s mission.
  • Others have home and work commitments that prevent them from offering leadership right now but they value the annual symposium and the chance to stay engaged and offer the benefit of their training and experience in discussions.
  • Our members who are retired from full-time public service have served under multiple administrations and know the challenges and rewards of public service. They’ve built not only careers but relationships throughout government and are ready to contribute. If you are retired, membership provides the opportunity to stay current with changes in the profession and interact with professionals at all stages of their career. 

If you’d like to get involved, we are an all-volunteer organization so our activities are member-driven. We'd love to talk with you about your interests.  Just email us at [email protected] and we'll set up a time to talk.  There are many options wherever you are located. 

  • You may want to help us reach out to students in public administration through our Kubat Award and our Speakers Bureau or develop our webinar series so we can better connect with analysts and academics in different regions. 
  • You may want to help us plan the next symposium or keep our website current. 
  • You may want to organize after-work social events where you can meet analysts from other agencies or set up a brown bag lunch to discuss particular questions. 
  • You may be interested in an appointment to our Executive Board for a year to see how it works and later run for election to one of our five Vice President positions
  • If you’re interested in research, you may want to find out about serving as one of AABPA’s five representatives on the board of Public Financial Publications, Inc., publishers of our journal Public Budgeting and Finance. 

AABPA is a great place to learn and lead because we’re an independent, all-volunteer organizations and all our programs are managed and implemented by members. Stepping up to the challenges is the best possible way to grow your skills and hone your abilities. 

Members also receive discounts on the symposium and a subscription to the Public Budgeting and Finance – the premiere journal for scholars, practitioners and students of public budgeting. 

To join, select one of the links below. 

Regular Member Annual Dues  $45 

Student Member Annual Dues $15

Institutional Member Annual Dues $150

 Special benefits for students…

  • We offer annual membership dues of only $15 for students only.
  • AABPA is committed to grooming the next generation of leaders in the profession.
  • The annual graduate student research paper competition highlights studies in the field and awards winners up to $1,000 prize!


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