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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 bpatterson@apwa.net.

Calendar of Young Professionals Events

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YP - Monthly - Virtual Happy Hour on the 3rd Wed of each month

When: April 21, 2021
Where: On-line Via Zoom ,
Please join the Sacramento Chapter of APWA in celebrating Public Works as we host a monthlong series of events in May

When: May 01, 2021
Where: Various ,
Please use this link for sponsorships

When: May 01, 2021
Where: Various ,
Red Jacket "Summer" Conference

When: October 04, 2021
Where: Red Jacket Yarnouth, MA
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

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
khorner@walterpmoore.com