APWA has three types of position statements:
- Advocacy An advocacy position statement will clearly state APWA support for, or opposition to, a legislative issue. This statement will be issue-specific in nature, and directed to local, state, and national legislators and governmental agency administrators.
- Guidance A guidance position statement recommends that public works professionals follow certain practices, methods, and activities.
- Regulatory A regulatory position will state APWA support for action to be taken by an administrative or regulatory body.
(Reference: The APWA Policy and Position Statement Development Process accepted by the APWA Board of Directors, May 24, 2003.)