Facilities and Grounds Committee

Committee's Mission Statement: The mission of the Facilities and Grounds Committee of the APWA is to provide APWA members with the resources for exchanging and developing ideas, information, skills, knowledge, and technologies for the operation, management, and maintenance of public buildings, grounds, and parks.  The committee also recommends and advances APWA policies and positions concerning public facilities and grounds issues.


Often times when citizens are asked to define public infrastructure, they mention roads, bridges, water, wastewater and schools. The majority of the general public, to include our community leaders, forget that our public buildings are also a part of America’s failing infrastructure.

The Committee fulfills its mission by providing facility and grounds maintenance resources you'll find in the APWA Store, the Members' Library, the APWA Reporter magazine, the Resource Center, the Click Listen and Learn programs and sessions at APWA national conferences.

A message from Mark Whitfield, Facilities and Grounds Committee Chairman 2017-2018
Our committee is a resource to you. If there are specific issues that you would like to receive some input or guidance on or are having trouble identifying resources for the challenges that you are facing, please take the time to reach out to one of us.  We are also here to learn from you!  We want to hear about the creative solutions you have discovered along your journey and the lessons that you have already learned and are willing to share with others.

If you would like to be involved in the work of the Facilities and Grounds Committee, please contact me (mwhitfield@milford-de.gov) or any of the other committee members.  The Opportunities to Participate page might give you some ideas!

(Full version of Committee Chair's letter)

(Summaries of the Committee meetings)