On behalf of APWA’s 2014-2015 Board of Directors and our 28,600 members in North America, welcome to the APWA website! It is the information resource for the American Public works Association (APWA), and the gateway to a wide array of public works solutions and resources.
As the largest and one of the oldest associations of public works professionals worldwide, APWA is committed to excellence. For over 100 years, our mission has been to provide education to public works professionals who serve communities, large and small, urban and rural. The Board of Directors recently adopted a Strategic Plan for the coming three years (2014-2017) including three primary strategic priorities: Advocacy of Public Works, Integrated and Comprehensive Professional Development, and Support and Strengthen Chapters. I encourage you to review our Strategic Plan.
APWA members are provided access to critical information, networks to learn of best practices, and professional development and credentialing programs to keep abreast of trends in the profession and demonstrate their competencies.
Our website covers the depth and breadth of public works, including information and best management practices on topics such as transportation, water resources, sustainability, fleet services, emergency management, solid waste, utility and public right-of-way, engineering and technology, facilities and grounds, and public works leadership and management.
The APWA Members’ Library, a benefit to all APWA members, is available 24/7 with comprehensive public works resources like Click, Listen & Learn (CLL) pre-recorded webcasts, specific e-books, podcasts and presentations from prior years’ PWX events (formerly known as the APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition-"Best Show in Public Works"). This extensive body of information is for all members, to use as often as you like, and without charge beyond your annual membership dues.
Please explore the site and learn more about APWA’s 63 chapters, the APWA Donald C. Stone Center for Leadership Excellence in Public Works, the APWA Center for Sustainability, and Public Works Institutes now available in concert with 18 chapters. As an advocate for public works and enhanced infrastructure investment, the web site is used to provide members with timely information as we seek to influence proposed laws and regulations that affect public works policy and operations throughout North America.
If you are visiting our site and are not a member, we invite you to join APWA as we continue to create and support livable and sustainable communities throughout North America.