The nonprofit national organization is "dedicated to advancing the art, science, teaching and practice of public and nonprofit administration. ASPA's four core values are Accountability and Performance, Professionalism, Ethics and Social Equity," its website says.
The reception is intended as an opportunity for public leaders and executives to meet.
The event will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the California Firefighters Memorial on the east side of Capitol Park.
PHOTO: A member of the Contra Costa Fire Department sings the national anthem at the California Firefighters Memorial in Sacramento on Oct. 1, 2011. The Sacramento Bee/Renée C. Byer