APWA Partnership Activities

APWA has combined resources with a number of like-minded organizations to bring more services and benefits to its members through partnership agreements. The following is a sampling, in alphabetical order, of ongoing partnership activities that have a direct impact on the members in terms of training opportunities, sharing of programs, and other member benefits.

American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC)

  • APWA members are entitled to member prices on ACEC publications, conventions, meetings, and activities.
  • The APWA/ACEC partnership promotes qualification-based selection of consultants.
  • The partnership is currently developing joint materials on the concept of Value Based Delivery Systems for construction projects.

    Associated General Contractors (AGC)

  • APWA members are entitled to member prices on AGC publications, conventions, meetings, and activities.
  • The partnership is developing a partnering guide for public works agencies.
  • The partnership is developing joint materials on the concept of Value Based Delivery Systems for construction projects.

    Equipment Maintenance Council (EMC)

  • EMC members are invited to attend APWA's Congress (September 10-13, 2000, Louisville, Kentucky) at member rates.
  • APWA members are invited to attend the 2000 EMC Conference & Exposition (May 21-23, 2000, Atlanta, Georgia) at member rates.
  • APWA members can pursue Equipment Manager Certification through EMC's Certified Equipment Manager program at member rates.
  • EMC is cooperating with the development of APWA's fleet management education course.

    Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

  • Each partner is providing mutual assistance in areas of educating and training to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the technologies available to meet present and future transportation needs.
  • FHWA speakers are participating in APWA annual meetings.
  • FHWA and APWA are working together to link local government issues to FHWA.
  • Building on a cooperative agreement prior to the partnership, FHWA and APWA will bring together a diverse group of public and private sector leaders who impact the design and delivery of services affecting public works in rural and small communities. The group will develop an action plan to increase coordination and flow of information.

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

  • Each partner is pursuing cooperative activities with the objectives to increase member access to information and to facilitate and expand dissemination of information.
  • Both organizations continue to determine priority issues and cooperatively seek assistance toward addressing them. This includes the ITS Deployment Internet Initiative.
  • Member prices are offered to respective members for educational workshops and meetings, publications, and continuing education programs.
  • Both organizations continue to initiate visible hot links on their web sites.

    National Association of Transportation Technology Transfer Centers (NATTTC)

  • The National Association of Transportation Technology Transfer Centers (NATTTC) changed their name in January to the National LTAP Association to better identify themselves with the Federal Highway Administration's Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP).

    One of the main components of the partnering agreement is the strengthening of APWA Chapter/LTAP Center partnering activities. One recent example is the partnering agreement between American Public Works Association-Georgia and Georgia Department of Transportation Local Technical Assistance Program/T² Center that was signed January 27, 2000. This agreement put into writing many of the collaborative efforts currently underway between the Chapter and the LTAP Center. For the text of this partnering agreement, go to http://www.ltapt2.org/ga-apwa.htm.

    Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS)

  • PGMS members are invited to attend APWA's Congress at member rates. This year's PGMS exchange speaker is John Feliciani, Curator-Director of Horticulture, for the Winterhur Museum, Garden & Library, in Delaware.
  • APWA members are invited to attend the 89th Annual Conference & Green Industry Expo (November 3-8, 2000, Indianapolis, Indiana) at member rates.
  • APWA provides a finalist judge for the annual Professional Grounds Maintenance Award co-sponsored by PGMS and Grounds Maintenance magazine.
  • APWA and PGMS, along with the National Recreation & Parks Association (NRPA) and the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA), are collaborating on developing resource guides on grounds maintenance.