APWA Chapter Leaders' Announcements 5.13.19

  • April Chapter Membership Reports are now available in the Chapter Leader Resources area
  • Leaders emerge in Membership Achievement Contest
  • Chapter websites explained!
  • PACE deadline is June 3
  • YP Reception at PWX set for September 9

The April Chapter Membership Reports are now available in Chapter Leader Resources area

The national membership total at the end of April was back over 30,000 for the first time since August. The month-end total is 30,027. That was an increase of 55 members over the month of March.Here is how to get to the monthly membership reports:
https://www.apwa.net/CLR/Clr_Membership/CLR/Membership/Membership_landing_pg.aspx?hkey=84d96\374-10a3-4837-a2d7-ffef6dbd1f73&WebsiteKey=d82f358a-1e05-4bcf-87c5-9cd72d58fdf8 (It will stop at the login screen first)
If the link above does not work, you can access the reports by going to clr.apwa.net and clicking on “Membership.” After you will be prompted to sign in, you’ll be taken to the home page for the membership reports. You can also get to this page by signing in on www.apwa.net, then click on MYAPWA HOME in the main menu, then on the MYAPWA HOME page click on the orange “Chapter Leader Resources” icon.
The chapter membership reports are updated automatically at 12:01 a.m. on the 8th of each month. If you have any questions, please contact Brad Patterson, Chapter Membership Manager, at bpatterson@apwa.net 1-800-848-2792, ext. 5263.

Leaders emerge in Membership Achievement Contest

There is less than two months remaining in the annual Chapter Membership Achievement Award contest and leaders have emerged in all divisions.

The Quebec Chapter remains atop the overall standings. Quebec is still up 57 members for the fiscal year, which is good for a 28.39% increase. In all, there are 27 chapters that have a net increase in membership so far in the 2019 Fiscal Year.
The division for chapters with less than 100 members remains close. The Delaware Chapter has been in the top spot for most of the year and remains so. Delaware is up 3.51% for the fiscal year with the Arkansas Chapter in second place with a 1.32% net gain.
The division for chapters with 101–200 members is also close. The California Central Coast Chapter had an increase of three members in April and is plus 16 for the fiscal year, good for an 10.74% gain. The Mississippi Chapter continues to be a strong second place, having grown by 11 members in FY ’19, good for a 7.14% increase.
Quebec is the clear leader in the division for chapters with 201–300 members but there are other chapters showing impressive gains. The Oklahoma Chapter is also doing very well from a membership standpoint, having increased from 256 members to 289, a 12.89% increase. The New York Chapter has also had impressive gains in membership, moving from 297 members at the end of the previous fiscal year to 327 at the end of April, a gain of 30 members. That 10.10% increase is good for the third spot in the division. The Rocky Mountain Chapter shows a net gain of 8.33% increase and is in fourth place.
The Utah Chapter has a good-sized lead in the competition for chapters with 301-500 members. Utah has increased its membership 48 members in the fiscal year and the 9.80% increase is ahead of South Carolina, which is up 5.77%.
In the division for chapters with 501–850 members the Iowa Chapterholds onto the lead.  Iowa is up 4.70% for the year and maintains a lead over the Ohio and Nevada Chapters.
In the division for APWA’s largest chapters, those with more than 850 members, the North Carolina Chapter has increased its advantage. North Carolina is up 98 members so far in FY ’19, good for a very impressive 8.99% increase.
The Chapter Membership Achievement Award was established in 2005 to encourage membership growth by honoring chapters showing the largest net increase in membership, compared to other chapters in their division.
The winning chapters receive recognition in the In the Works e-newsletter, in the Reporter, and at PWX, along with a chapter banner patch and a $500 check to be used for providing educational content for their chapter members.
Every chapter in good standing is eligible for consideration. However, the chapter must have submitted their annual budget and financial reports to APWA no later than August 1 of the previous year in which the award is presented.
Selection is based on standing on the “Statistics Report - By Chapter Size Category” online membership report for the end of June. The chapters were put into the categories based on the membership total of July 1, 2018. The latest standings are based on the membership totals as of March 31, 2019.
If you have any questions about membership or the Chapter Membership Achievement Award, please contact Brad Patterson at bpatterson@apwa.net or (816) 595-5263. The standings will be updated on a regular basis.

Chapter websites explained!

A webinar to help members navigate their chapter website is set for Thursday at 1:30 p.m.  

This webinar will provide members the tools and resources to get started on the chapter website template.  Those participating in the webinar will learn how to create pages, committees, job postings, menus, events and update your homepage.
Ashley Wilson, APWA Associate Director of Membership, will also demonstrate how to manage events through the chapter website for small events and for some of the large events.
Go here for more information and/or to register: https://www.apwa.net/MyApwa/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=19CLWEB

PACE deadline is June 3

There are 38 chapters that are eligible to submit for the PACE (Presidential Award for Chapter Excellence).  Chapters must submit by June 3 and those that will receive the PACE will be notified the first week of July. The chapters that receive the PACE will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony on Monday, September 9 in Seattle.

YP Reception at PWX set for September 9

The Young Professionals reception at PWX will take place at Old Stove Brewery in the historic Pike Place Market in Seattle from 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. on Monday, September 9.