Committee for Diversity and Inclusion

The APWA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is appointed by the president and is comprised of members of the association.  The Committee advances diversity issues throughout the association, placing value on all individuals and the different perspectives of those individuals, and promoting the process for all to feel included as part of the whole.  For the Committee's deliberations, the word "diversity" includes race, gender, creed, age, lifestyle, national origin, disability, personality, educational background and income level.

Members of the Committee participate in monthly conference calls and an annual face-to-face meeting, typically at PWX (formerly known as the International Public Works Congress & Exposition).

Want to learn more about diversity in the workplace?  There are over 100 articles on diversity from the APWA Reporter.

Interested in learning more about diversity and inclusiveness at the APWA chapter level?  Sign in to MyAPWA, then under "Promoting APWA" click on the link for the Diversity Toolkit.

If you have additional questions related to diversity, equity, inclusiveness, or the APWA Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, contact the Committee's Staff Liaison shown on the roster shown below.

APWA's Diversity Statement:
The American Public Works Association recognizes, appreciates and fosters the synergy which is created when the work environment values the differences in individuals and practices inclusiveness and open communication.

Current Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Roster

Chair Town of Gilbert
Mrs. Casey Ambrose, PE Gilbert, AZ
Sr Project Mgr Full contact info

Member ATL Department of Transportation
Mrs. Shauncey Battle-Williams Douglasville, GA
Project Mgr Full contact info

Member D. W. Clonch
Ms. Diana W. Clonch Thornville, OH
Owner Full contact info

Member City of Atlanta - Public Works
Mr. Michael Frierson Atlanta, GA
Public Relations Manager Full contact info

Member Guinn Consulting Engineers LLC
Ms. Joy D. Guinn Reno, NV
Partner/Principal Full contact info

Member SCIConsulting Group
Mr. Edric Kwan Fairfield, CA
Vice President Full contact info

Member City of Carlsbad
Ms. Craddock Stropes Carlsbad, CA
Senior Management Analyst Full contact info

Member Town of Yarmouth
Ms. Roby G. Whitehouse South Yarmouth, MA
Assistant Public Works Director Full contact info

Staff Liaison American Public Works Association
Ms. Phyllis Muder, CAE Kansas City, MO
Sr. Mgr. Certification & Career Programs Full contact info