Hyogo Administrative Policy Studies Association (HAPSA)
2003 marked the 40th anniversary of the sister-state relationship between Hyogo, Japan and Washington State. In commemoration, the Governors of Hyogo and Washington committed to a new relationship between the American Society for Public Administration and a policy studies association in Hyogo. Upon official approval by the ASPA National Council, the Evergreen Chapter proceeded to establish a relationship with the Hyogo Administrative Policy Studies Association (HAPSA). The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Evergreeen ASPA and HAPSA became the first MOU of its kind, between an ASPA chapter and an international affiliate.