Regional and state Foreign Service associations, while independent of AFSA, work closely with AFSA in reaching out to retired government foreign affairs personnel who have served in diplomatic capacity, including mission support staff. Membership in some of these associations may include private and non-governmental personnel who have served abroad.
Joining a retiree association is a great way to stay in touch with your profession as well as old friends and colleagues. If you don’t see your state listed below and are interested in forming a Foreign Service retiree association in your area AFSA can help. Please contact Christine Miele, Director, Programs and Member Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may contact the retiree association in your area using the information below.
Current as of May 2023. Click on the links below to jump down to the corresponding state/area.
AZ | CA | CO | CT | DC | FL | MA | MD | MN | NC | NH | RI | TX | UT | VA | VT | WA | WV | Other
Arizona Foreign Service Retirees
Hon. Douglas A. Hartwick
Foreign Service Association of Northern California (FSANC)
Scott F. Kilner, President
(650) 561-3820 or (408) 202-2592 (mobile)
Foreign Service Retiree Association of Southern California (Greater San Diego area) FSRASC
Daria (“Dede”) de Pierre-Hollowell, Coordinator
Foreign Affairs Association of Southern and Central California
Foreign Service Retirees of Colorado
Foreign Service Retirees Association of Florida
Frank Young, Chair
Ellen Engels, Vice Chair
Visit http://www.fsra-fl.org/ for information on upcoming events and how to become a member.
Maryland/District of Columbia
Foreign Affairs Retirees of Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Norm Glick, Convener
Delmarva Foreign Affairs Associates
Please contact AFSA for more information regarding the Delmarva Foreign Affairs Associates at email@example.com.
Upper Midwest Chapter of the American Foreign Service Association
William F. Davnie, Convener
Foreign Affairs Retirees of New England
Elizabeth Barnett, President
Carolina Friends of the Foreign Service
Hon. Brenda Brown Schoonover, Acting Chair
Houston Foreign Service Alumni
Julie Gianelloni Connor, Organizer
Foreign Service Retirees Association of San Antonio
Utah Retired Foreign Service Group
Vance C. Pace
(801) 891-6916 (mobile)
Foreign Affairs Retirees of Northern Virginia (FARNOVA)
John K. Naland
Foreign Service Retirees Association of Washington State
Hon. Roger Meece
(425) 444-8498 (mobile)
Foreign Service Reunion Association
USAID Alumni Association
Public Diplomacy Alumni Association
Joel Fischman, President
Angela Dickey, President