Technical Committees

The American Public Works Association has volunteer committees to assist in the management of the association and its work. The most substantial of these are the Technical Committees that are involved with specific public works areas. APWA Technical Committees are the “centers of expertise” for the assigned subject areas, and their primary purpose is to provide direction and oversight to programs, services and products within the technical area of expertise in support of the APWA strategic plan and APWA goals and objectives.

Learn more about serving on a Technical Committee


The 2020 nomination process is closed. The next process will open in June.

Current technical committees are listed below. Visit the committee's webpage and charter for full details.

Asset Management

The qualification basis for a committee member is asset management experience from both large and small sized cities. In addition the committee is looking for both senior public works leaders and emerging public works leaders.

Learn more about the Asset Management Committee
View the committee's charter

Emergency Management

The qualification basis for an Emergency Management Committee member would be experience in mitigating, preparing, responding and recovering from all hazards (manmade and natural). The committee is also seeking advocates to promote the recognition of public works’ important role in emergency management.   

Learn more about the Emergency Management Committee
View the committee's charter

Engineering and Technology

The qualification basis for an Engineering and Technology Committee member is someone who is an expert on engineering and technology aspects of bridges, sewers, water, and other public works disciplines.  An ideal candidate should also be dedicated to supporting the people, agencies, and organizations that plan, build, maintain, and improve our communities via engineering and technology.

Learn more about the Engineering & Technology Committee
View the committee's charter

Facilities and Grounds

The qualification basis for a Facilities and Grounds Committee member is a member who appreciates the importance of public buildings, parks, and public spaces in communities. An ideal committee member should have expertise in building security, life safety systems, as well as building operating systems. It is also recommended that geographical location of committee members be considered in the appointment process and be representative of APWA’s broad membership and currently engaged in facilities management and grounds and/or urban forestry.

Every effort will be made to appoint a minimum of two members from each of the following groups within APWA: member active in facilities management, member active in grounds and/or urban forestry, and a Young Professional.

Learn more about the Facilities & Grounds Committee
View the committee's charter


Fleet Management

The qualification basis for a Fleet Management Committee member would preferably be someone with a Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) credential. The candidate should have a track record of displaying excellence in public fleet. Additionally, the candidate should be an expert in public fleet management, maintenance, sustainability, and disposal of public fleet assets and equipment. One member will be appointed by the President-Elect to serve as the liaison to the APWA Certification Council.

Learn more about the Fleet Management Committee
View the committee's charter


Leadership and Management

The qualification basis for appointment to this committee is a member who is passionate about supporting Public Works leaders; from the Public Works Director to the front-line worker. The member should be an expert in Public Works management concepts and be able to adapt those practices to multiple disciplines within Public Works.  

Learn more about the Leadership & Management Committee
View the committee's charter


Solid Waste Management

The qualification basis for a Solid Waste Management Committee member is someone who seeks to provide professional knowledge to those that are responsible for the collection, transfer, processing and/or disposal of solid waste. A committee member should not only be an expert in these fields, he/she should be an expert in management plans, material supply, and safety. Additionally, a committee member should be ardent about sharing expertise to better communities.

Learn more about the Solid Waste Management Committee
View the committee's charter


Transportation

The qualification basis for a committee member is an expert in Transportation. An ideal candidate would have experience in one or more of the following areas: Connected and Automated Vehicles, Federal Transportation, Road Safety, Sustainable Transportation and Winter Maintenance.

Learn more about the Transportation Committee
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Utilities and Public Rights-of-Way

The qualification basis for an UPROW Committee member should be an expert on Utilities and Public Rights-of-Way. An ideal candidate would have experience in new technology, fiber installation, and small cell installation.

Learn more about the Utilities & Public Rights-of-Way Committee
View the committee's charter

Water Resources Management

Water Resources includes drinking water, wastewater, reuse and stormwater. An ideal candidate would have experience in two or more of these areas. A candidate with the Certified Stormwater Manager (CSM) would be valued.

Learn more about the Water Resources Management Committee
View the committee's charter