Who May Join?

Membership in the association is open to anyone with an interest in public works.

Why Join?  With APWA you can:

  • Share common goals, challenges, and solutions with other public works professionals throughout North America
  • Participate in local chapter and branch programs, meetings and social activities - often at reduced pricing compared to non-member rates.  Membership in your local chapter is automatically included with national membership (additional chapter and/or branch dues apply in some areas).
  • Gain exposure to more than 28,500 public works professionals, opening up opportunities for your future
  • Tap into the experience of other members with practical resources
  • Promote professional excellence
  • Save money on the best education and training programs in public works, covering all public works disciplines and management topics with ability to receive CEUs and PDHs
  • Save money on publications and resources on all the subjects you need
  • Receive alerts on hot topics in public works, including important issues in Washington, D.C. that affect you and your community
  • Utilize your right to vote and hold office at the local or national level of the association

Practical Resources

  • Free subscription to as many infoNOW electronic networking communities as fit your interests
  • Free subscription to the APWA Reporter  for duration of membership.  This is a monthly, members only, magazine available in hard-copy or online.
  • Free access to the Members' Library  - an online collection of resources and educational programs
  • Free registrations for live Click, Listen & Learn programs
  • Books, videos, training manuals, and recorded programs on management, transportation, equipment services, snow removal, construction, water resources, solid waste, sustainability, public outreach tools, and more - with reduced pricing for members
  • Member savings of up to 42% on registration for:
    • PWX (formerly known as International Public Works Congress & Exposition-"Best Show in Public Works")
    • North American Snow Conference
    • Most nationally-sponsored workshops and e-learning programs. Visit the APWA Calendar for complete schedule.
    • Many local chapter and/or branch meetings and events.
  • Opportunity to earn and track your Continuing Education Units (CEUs/PDHs)
  • Free subscription to the APWA Washington Report weekly e-newsletter
  • Stay up-to-date on APWA programs and activities with access to our quarterly members-only publication, the APWA Advantage  newsletter
  • Opportunity to participate in local or national public outreach activities including support of National Public Works Week, the MATHCOUNTS program, National Engineers Week, APWA Cares program, or local chapter and/or branch events

  • Credentialing Programs

    And for those providing products or services for public works ... Marketing Opportunities

    • Networking opportunities at national, local chapter and/or branch level
    • Listings in APWA's print and online Buyer's Guide (Corporate group memberships only)
    • Highlighted listing in event program for PWX and the North American Snow Conference (Corporate group memberships only)
    • Reduced pricing (per thousand records) on purchases of targeted APWA mailing list(s)
    • Recognition in opening presentation slides at PWX (Corporate Crown level group memberships only)
    • Discount on advertising in the APWA Reporter magazine (Corporate Prestige and Crown level group memberships only)
    • Discount on exhibit space at annual PWX (Corporate Crown level group memberships only)

    APWA is your PRIMARY RESOURCE for public works-related knowledge!

    Start saving time and money today by becoming a member.