Get your first year of individual membership at half price!


Any employee or official of a governmental agency, manufacturer/supplier, contractor, or consulting firm who is actively engaged in the field of public works and has not previously been an APWA national association member is eligible for the First-Time Member Special Offer. The special offer is also available for adding first-time members to your existing group’s roster or starting a new group membership. And for those in Canada, you have a membership in both the American Public Works Association and the Canadian Public Works Association.

Special offer price:
Individual membership $92 USD/ $115 CAN for your first year
(regularly $184 USD/ $230 CAN)

Group pricing is also available.  Call 800-848-2792 for details.


What can you do with an APWA membership?

Who are APWA members?

They are people in the United States and Canada (and some international professionals too) who handle infrastructure-related issues in:

  • Construction Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Facilities
  • Fleet Services
  • Grounds and Urban Forestry
  • Leadership and Management
  • Solid Waste
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation (streets/roads, bridges, signage, and transit)
  • Utility and Public Right-of-Way
  • Water (potable, stormwater, and wastewater)
  • Winter Maintenance


What makes APWA different from other professional associations? 

“APWA engages the full spectrum of public works professionals, and they’re all equal stakeholders. I’m a member of other professional organizations but don’t see the rate of return that APWA brings.”
Kurt Corey, Director of Public Works, City of Eugene, OR

“What I find by being a member of APWA is its ‘one-stop shopping.’ Other associations can specialize in their areas of expertise, which is great, but what APWA does for me is that I can go to one place and find all the information on any topic I need in the very diverse world of public works.”
Brenda Herrman, Retred Director of Public Works, City of Hays, KS

How does your membership help others?

Your support helps APWA efforts to champion policies which create livable communities and economic growth on behalf of all levels of government.  Eight percent (8%) of APWA's total operating budget is allocated toward advocacy-related programs, including staff salaries.  APWA’s public policy objectives are guided by these principles:

  • Support for adequate investment in public infrastructure.
  • Respect for local authority.
  • Reasonable regulations and protection from unfunded mandates.
  • Support for streamlining government oversight.
  • Support for sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Join today and take advantage of this first-time member special offer! 

To join, use the printable application or online application.


This offer is limited to first-time members only. Offer expires December 31, 2015. Local chapter membership is included. Chapter dues, where applicable, will be in addition to the special offer fee.


Additional information about membership is available using the links to the right of this page, or by calling 800-848-APWA, or emailing