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Welcome Young Professionals!

The public works profession is attracting more young people than ever before. APWA is the organization for public works professionals and the source for resources to help your career as well as keeping you updated on what is going on in the profession.

The opportunities for you to take advantage of local education and training opportunities, as well as attending national conferences, will be vital to your success, and being able to interact with 30,000 other public works professionals is invaluable.

If you do not find what you need in the links below, please contact Brad Patterson, APWA Membership Manager, at 800-848-2792, ext 5263 or at

Calendar of Young Professionals Events

Registration Open: Annual Conference in Memphis: Nov. 1-3, 2021

When: November 01, 2021
Where: Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel Memphis, TN
Register as an Exhibitor and/or Sponsor for Annual Conference in Memphis: Nov. 1-3, 2021

When: November 01, 2021
Where: Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel Memphis, TN
Annual Meeting & Expo

When: November 02, 2021
Where: Rosen Plaza Hotel/Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL
2021 APWA YP Mini-Golf Tournament

When: November 04, 2021
Where: Golfland Sunsplash Roseville, CA
APWA Virtual Training Seminar: SAP Training - New or Renewed Certifications

When: November 17, 2021
Where: Online , CA
APWA Young Professionals Social - August 2021

When: December 01, 2021
Where: Hawthorne Asylum Food Carts Portland, OR
Annual Meeting & Expo

When: April 18, 2022
Where: Hilton Tampa Downtown (host hotel) Tampa, FL
Annual Meeting & Expo

When: April 17, 2023
Where: Omni Jacksonville Hotel (host hotel) Jacksonville, FL

YP Session at PWX: Share Your Story

Back by popular demand, the YP Committee will host the session “I Came Up With This Too” – Innovations to Take Back to Work during PWX 2021 in St. Louis (Aug. 29-Sept. 1).

This interactive conversation will highlight innovations from around the country – both big and small – that have been developed and implemented by professionals at all levels of their organizations. We will invite attendees to share ideas, successes, and challenges they have experienced at their organizations.

The YP Committee is actively seeking innovative stories to highlight during our PWX session. Even if you are unable to make it to St. Louis, we still want to hear from YOU! Please fill out a brief two-minute survey, and we will be in touch!

Take the Survey

YP Committee Chair Message

The APWA Young Professionals Committee is dedicated to serving our newest members as they grow professionally and within the organization. We recognize the future of public works and APWA relies upon meaningful, ongoing engagement of public works professionals at all levels of the agencies we serve—including those who are new to the profession.

To better serve our young professionals, we continue to build our resources and create fun and inviting spaces for their involvement. Each year the committee identifies goals to accomplish. You can read our goals here.

In 2019, the APWA Board voted to support a YP Summit, focused on bringing together the country’s young leaders to help build connections, share ideas, and grow our ongoing outreach and development—bringing together each of our core YP values. While the 2021 YP Summit has been temporarily postponed as we await conditions to safely come together again, we look forward to bringing together the country’s young leaders when a future date can be scheduled.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can be more involved as a young professional, mentoring young professionals, or would like to be a part of any of our sub-committees, please reach out to myself or your Region Representative.

I look forward to an exciting 2020-21 year!

Kati Horner Gonzalez, YP Committee Chair