Diversity Committee

Make a Difference - Nominate yourself or someone else to serve on the Diversity Committee!  Details about time involvement and expectations of  committee members are available on the Standing and Program Committees page. To make a nomination: sign in to MyAPWA, then use the orange 'National Nominations' button. Deadline: March 23rd!
The APWA Diversity Committee 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, inclusiveness, or the APWA Diversity Committee, contact the Committee's Staff Liaison shown on the roster shown below.

Summaries of Diversity Committee meetings are available online.
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 Diversity Committee Roster

Chair City of Durham
Mr. Justin P. Miller Durham, NC
Asst Engineering Services Supervisor Full contact info

Member City of Nanaimo
Ms. Charlotte Davis Nanaimo, BC
Manager Sanitation Full contact info

Member City of St. Paul Department of Public Works
Ms. Beverly A. Farraher, PE, PTOE
Operations Manager Full contact info

Member Adams County Government
Mr. Jeffery Maxwell Brighton, CO
Director of Public Works Full contact info

Member Fuss & O'Neill
Ms. Mary Louise Monahan West Springfield, MA
Associate/Director of Business Development Full contact info

Member City Ankeny
Mr. Aaron W. Putnam Ankeny, IA
Public Work Operations Mgr Full contact info

Member HNTB Corporation
Mr. Scott C. Solverson, AVS, PE Madison, WI
VICE PRESIDENT Full contact info

Member City of Chattanooga
Mrs. Kimberly Michelle Strong Chattanooga, TN
Public Information Specialist Full contact info

Dr. Ram N. Tewari, (retired) Pembroke Pines, FL
Full contact info

Board Liaison SA Associates
Mr. Shahnawaz Ahmad, PE, PWLF Arcadia, CA
President Full contact info

Staff Liaison American Public Works Association
Ms. Nahid Paiman Washington, DC
Associate Full contact info