Council of Chapters

The Council of Chapters is comprised of one delegate from each of the 63 APWA chapters. Members of the council serve APWA as advisors to the board of directors, executive director, technical committees, and staff in support of the mission of APWA in accordance with the association's bylaws and parliamentary procedures. Delegates also act as a conduit in sharing the opinions and ideas of their chapters and serving as points of contact at the local (chapter and branch), regional, and national levels for the dissemination of information to and from members.

The mission of the Council of Chapters is to increase the effectiveness of the association by:

  • Advising the board of directors, the executive director, staff, and chapters on goals, strategies, and issues that are referred to the Council
  • Supporting the APWA Strategic Plan and influencing changes for the betterment of the association
  • Supporting chapter-to-chapter mentoring and development of best practices to strengthen the services delivered in each chapter
  • Communicating member issues among the local, regional and national levels
  • Identifying dedicated members for active participation within the association

The full council meets twice a year, with one of those meetings being held during PWX. Council members also meet by means of committee conference calls, which are scheduled throughout the year.

Each chapter's executive committee, through the process outlined in its bylaws, shall either elect or designate the delegate and determine the length of term of service.

The Council of Chapters is governed by a steering committee consisting of one member from each of the nine APWA regions, who are selected by delegates from those regions. Each member of the steering committee serves a three-year term and may be be reappointed by their regional delegates for a maximum of two terms.

For more information on the Council of Chapters contact Sharica Ware, APWA staff liaison, at sware@apwa.net.

To find a Delegate for a specific chapter, click on a region in the map below (or click the applicable link below the map).  Then a list of all chapter delegates within that region will be displayed.

Region XI Region VIII Region VII Region VI Region V Region IV Region III Region I Region II
Region VIII
Ventura , Delegate
Mr. Robert E. Beamer, PWLF
Full contact info

Calleguas Municipal Water Dist
Senior Project Manager

Monterey Bay , Delegate
Mr. Patrick M. Dobbins, PE
Full contact info

Harris & Associates
Engineering Director

California Central Coast , Delegate
Mr. Don Spagnolo, PE
Full contact info

County of San Luis Obispo, CA
TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS MANAGER

Northern California , Delegate
Mr. Joubin Pakpour, PE
Full contact info

Pakpour Consulting Group
Principal Engineer

Nevada , Delegate
Mr. Kevin L. Hill
Full contact info

City of Henderson
Retired

Sacramento , Delegate
Ms. Helena K. Allison, PWLF
Full contact info

Ghirardelli Associates Inc


Central California , Delegate
Mr. Tom McCurdy, PWLF
Full contact info

Quad Knopf
Public Works Manager

San Diego/Imperial Counties , Delegate
Mr. Gene E. Walton
Full contact info

City of Coronado
City Engineer

Hawaii , Delegate
Mr. John Lamer, PE
Full contact info

City & County of Honolulu - DDC
Civil Engineer

Silicon Valley , Delegate
Mr. Taghi S. Saadati
Full contact info


Retired

Southern California , Delegate
Ms. Lisa Ann Rapp, PWLF
Full contact info

City of Lakewood
Director of Public Works

 

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