2019 Chapter Leaders Training and Council of Chapters Meeting

January 31-February 1, 2019
Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri

"It Starts Here!" Your journey as a public works professional had to start somewhere, as will your journey as a chapter leader for APWA.  The biennial Chapter Leaders Training workshop is where chapter leaders come together to learn about APWA, network with counterparts from all over North America, and learn techniques and tips for recruiting, retaining, motivating and engaging members. The two-day session allows chapter leaders to immerse themselves in all aspects of APWA, which will help make your volunteer work more productive.

This year’s guest speaker, Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, works with associations on value-focused approaches to strategy development, membership and volunteer management.  His work with associations has spanned five continents, hundreds of volunteer groups and all 50 U.S. states. Additionally, APWA staff will lead workshop sessions designed to get you started on your journey with key chapter resources, programs, and APWA structure.

Be sure to take advantage of the several networking opportunities available during the week. You and your colleagues can share your stories and bring new insights to improving capacity-building efforts and acquiring powerful tools for managing chapter growth and success. This program won’t leave you perplexed. It’s a solid investment for your chapter and for you.

Remember, "It Starts Here!" - January 31st-February 1st in Kansas City.

Register for the event and optional activities 

(NOTE:  If your chapter leader role has not yet officially begun, please contact Chapter Relations before accessing the registration page.)

Agenda & Meeting Materials

Chapter Leaders Training & Council of Chapters Meeting  - Updated 1/16/2019
2019 Winter Council of Chapters Meeting Materials
Thursday, January 31, material
Plan Your Education and Credentialing Itinerary
Technical Committees - Why your Involvement Matters
Top Trending Technologies in your Chapter Education
Friday, February 1, material
Outreach Ideas for Schools
How and Why of Offering a National Certificate or Workshop at your Chapter

Social Event - Thursday, January 31st, 7:00 p.m.

Howl at the Moon
1334 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri  64106

Hotel Reservations

Westin Crown Center
1 E Pershing Rd
Kansas City, Missouri  64108
Reservations must be made by January 9, 2019

Make reservations online or by phone at (888) 627-8538. 
Be sure to mention you are with the American Public Works Association group code (APWA) to receive the special room rate of $159 per room per night (1 King or 2 Double beds) plus applicable taxes and fees (currently 18.1% tax + $1.50 city fee). The room rate includes a performance incentive from the Westin, which will be credited back to APWA towards catered meals.


Driving Directions, Taxi, Shuttle Info

Information about the hotel and driving directions can be found at: Westin Maps and Transportation. The Westin Crown Center is located approximately 35 miles from Kansas City International Airport. A one-way taxi fare to the hotel is approximately $50, or a number of shuttle services are available. An estimated one-way fare using Super Shuttle (www.supershuttle.com) is $18 from the airport to the hotel. Visit FlyKCI for a list of transportation options. Services such as Uber are also available.


Call Chapter Relations at 800-848-2792 or email chaptersupport@apwa.net.