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APWA Membership – What Can It Do for You?

What Is APWA?

An international educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services.

The largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world.

Your Comprehensive Public Works Solutions Network

The preferred choice for professional membership!

= 28,500+ members in

U.S. and Canada

Who Are We?


(63 total, in US and Canada)


Council of Chapters

(1 delegate for each chapter)

Regional Directors

(9 Regions, US and Canada)

At-Large Directors

(5, topic-focused)

CPWA Board

Board of Directors

(14 Directors + most recent Past President + President-Elect + President)


(Headquarters in Kansas City, MO

and office in Washington, DC)


  • Technical Committees (9)

  • Center for Sustainability Leadership Group

  • Government Affairs Committee

  • Professional Development Committee

  • Accreditation Council

  • Certification Commission

  • Governance Councils for each of the Certification Programs:

    • Public Fleet Professional

    • Public Infrastructure Inspector

    • Stormwater Manager

  • Public Works Institutes Strategy and Review Committee

  • International Affairs Committee

  • And several other groups guiding Association programs and activities

Developing programs and products covering members’ diverse areas of responsibility:

  • Transportation

  • Engineering and Technology

  • Leadership and Management

  • Stormwater/Flood Control

  • Water and Sewers

  • Utilities and Public Right-of-Way

  • Grounds and Urban Forestry

  • Sustainability

  • Facilities

  • Winter Maintenance

  • Solid Waste

  • Fleet Services

  • Construction Management

  • Emergency Management

Education Is Our Primary Focus

Donald C. Stone Center for Leadership Excellence in Public Works

(DCS Center)

  • 3 Career Paths:

  • Leadership and Management

  • Public Works Professional

  • Technical Specialty

  • Something for everyone!

  • www.apwa.net/donald-c-stone

Education Is Our Primary Focus

DCS Center Career Paths

Leadership & Management

Level 1: Public Works Supervisor (PWS)

Level 2: Public Works Manager (PWM)

Level 3: Public Works Executive (PWE)

Level 4: Public Works Leadership Fellow (PWLF)

  • www.apwa.net/donald-c-stone/management

Education is our Primary Focus

DCS Center - Leadership and Management:

Level 1 (PWS) or Level 2 (PWM)


  • 11 Core Areas of Study

  • Ideal for:

    • Current first-line supervisors and up

    • Those aspiring to become leaders within the profession

  • There are 18 APWA nationally-approved Public Works Institutes

  • APWA-approved Institutes also meet the institute completion requirement for the Donald C. Stone Level 1 Public Works Supervisor (PWS) and Level 2 Public Works Manager (PWM) credential programs.


  • Education is our Primary Focus

  • DCS Center - Leadership and Management:

  • Level 3 (PWE)

  • Master’s in Public Administration-

  • Emphasis in Public Works

  • www2.apwa.net/Education/graduate.asp

DCS Center Career Paths

Education Is Our Primary Focus

Public Works Professional

Level 1: Technical Scholar

Level 2: Master Scholar

Technical Specialty

Operator & Technician Specialist I

Operator & Technician Specialist II

Operator & Technician Specialist III/Manager

  • www.apwa.net/donald-c-stone

  • DCS – Technical Specialty-

    • Professional Certifications


Public Fleet Professional


Public Infrastructure Inspector


Stormwater Manager


Education Is Our Primary Focus

Bringing You Professional Development Opportunities

At Locations Across the Continent

Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate Program

Stormwater Workshop

held in conjunction with the International Public Works Congress & Exposition

Face-to-Face Programs

  • presented by APWA National

  • presented by your Local Chapter or Branch


“recording fees” for members!

CEUs (or PDHs) available

See schedule at: www2.apwa.net/events

Bringing You Opportunities for Professional Development

At APWA’s National Conferences

Connect,Explore Latest Innovations, and “Talk Shop”

International Public Works Congress & Exposition –The Best Show in Public Works

August 30-September 2, 2015

Phoenix, Arizona


CEUs (or PDHs) available

No CEU “recording fees” for members!

Connect,Explore Latest Innovations, and “Talk Shop”At APWA’s National Conferences

Bringing You Opportunities for Professional Development

North American Snow Conference

  • April 12-15, 2015

    in Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • www.apwa.net/snow

CEUs (or PDHs) available

No CEU “recording fees” for members!

Bringing You AND Your Staff Opportunity for Professional DevelopmentAt Your Desk OR at a Nearby Location

Click, Listen & Learn


Live and pre-recorded CLLs are free

for members!

Train One Person or an Entire Group

Live and Pre-recorded programs available

No CEU “recording fees” for members!

CEUs (or PDHs) available

View the schedule at www2.apwa.net/events

Plus Savings on Professional Development with

Access to presentations from past Congress events

Members access this content, at no extra charge, via the Members Library.

Targeted National Programs

Education Is Our Primary Focus

Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure


Emerging Leaders Academy


International Initiatives


Your Primary Resource

  • APWA Reporter magazine

  • APWA Washington Report newsletter

  • Online Store


    • Books, videos/DVDs/CDs, APWA apparel, community outreach resources, & much more

    • Order online via credit card or purchase order

    • Reduced pricing for members

  • Public Works Buyer’s Guide


Some “store” items are free

for members via the Members’ Library!

Your Primary Resource

APWA Members’ Library



Your Primary ResourceFor Knowledge Exchange and Credible Public Works Information

  • infoNOW Communities–

    e-mail networks, divided by subject area, where public works professionals share questions, answers and real-life experiences


Free - Members Only

  • Member chooses:

    • Which “communities” to participate in

    • How he or she wants to receive e-mails from each “community”

Your Primary ResourceFor Networking and Collaboration







Local Chapter Activities

Your Primary ResourceFor Career Information

  • Employers

    • Immediate posting of job openings online following submittal and fee payment

    • Add position posting in APWA Reporter and double your exposure

  • Job Seekers

    • Targeted FREE searches

    • Job opening notifications via e-mail

    • Confidential

U.S. and Canada


listings of Internship opportunities


Your Primary ResourceFor Agency Accreditation

  • Voluntary, self-motivated approach

  • Compare policies, procedures and practices to nationally recognized practices for agencies

Currently more than 80 APWA Accredited Agencies in North America; serving populations of 7,500 to 1.5 million


Your Primary ResourceFor Public Outreach Tools

  • National Public Works Week

    • Toolkit for helping your agency celebrate and get the recognition it deserves during NPWW

    • P.W. Paws

    • Coloring Books/Stickers/Pencils

  • Outreach Toolkitwith 6-minute video and 30-second PSA

  • Career Brochure

  • Kindergarten through 12th Grade Curriculum

    • “Discovering the World of Public Works”

    • “Exploring the World of Public Works”

    • “Shaping the World of Public Works”

Adequate investment in public infrastructure

Respect for local authority

Reasonable regulations and protection from unfunded mandates

Support for streamlining government oversight

Support for sustainability and environmental stewardship

Your Voice in the U.S. CapitolWashington, DC

Providing testimony regarding need for:

CPWA: Tactix group working on advocacy issues in Canada

Your Voice with the Government


  • Federal Legislative Advocacy

    • Government Affairs Committee

    • Legislative Action Center

    • APWA Washington Report newsletter

    • Tactix – working with the CPWA Board on advocacy issues in Canada

  • Federal Agency Advocacy

    • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

    • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

    • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

    • Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

  • State and Provincial Advocacy

    • Web-based tools

    • Staff support for state- and provincial-level involvement

New Public Works Professionals:

  • Learn from the best public works professionals in North America

  • Meet corporate members who provide the products and services you need

  • Get sound professional advice from those who deal with the same challenges as you do

Experienced Public Works Professionals:

  • Get support from your peers

  • Meet the new faces entering the public works profession

  • Get sound professional advice from those who deal with the same challenges you’re facing

  • Share your expertise with other public works professionals

Corporate Professionals:

  • Gain access to those who need your unique and expert advice, products or services

  • Increase visibility for your company or organization

The Membership that

Works for YOU!

Thank you.

National Office Contacts:

Patty Mahan

Membership Mktg & Development Manager

[email protected]

Brad Patterson

Chapter Membership Manager

[email protected]

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