What is the APWA?

When it comes to Public Works, you can never have too many friends. The APWA is your Primary Resource for public works-related knowledge!

The American Public Works Association (APWA) serves professionals in all aspects of public works—a fact that sets it apart from other organizations and makes it an effective voice of public works throughout North America. With a worldwide membership more than 30,000 strong, APWA includes not only personnel from local, county, state/province, and federal agencies, but also private sector personnel who supply products and services to those professionals.

Membership in APWA is open to any individual, agency, or corporation with an interest in public works and infrastructure issues. Titles common to the membership include public works directors; city engineers; city managers; fleet managers; property and equipment superintendents utilities managers; community development directors; transportation managers; park directors; county officials; and representatives from engineering and other consulting firms, manufacturers, construction companies, and a multitude of other service providers.

For over 75 years APWA’s goal has been to promote professional excellence and public works awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge. Your membership and participation help attain that goal. All members of a CPWA chapter are members of APWA. Start saving time and money today by becoming a member today!

Who can join?

Membership in the Association is open to anyone with an interest in Public Works.

Practical Resources

The American Public Works Assiciation offers APWA is your comprehensive public works resource.

▸ Opportunity to earn and track your Continuing Education Units (CEUs/PDHs)
▸ Free subscription to as many infoNOW electronic networking communities as fit your interests
▸ Free subscription to the APWA Reporter for duration of membership. This is a monthly, members only, magazine available in hard-copy or online.
▸ Free access to the Members’ Library – an online collection of resources and educational programs
▸ Credentialing Programs
▸ Earn professional certification credentials for yourself
▸ Take your agency/organization to the next level of performance by completing the Accreditation process

Why Join? Well, with the APWA, you can:

▸ Share common goals, challenges, and solutions with other public works professionals throughout North America
▸ Participate in local chapter and branch programs, meetings and social activities – often at reduced pricing compared to non-member rates. Membership in your local chapter is automatically included with national membership (additional chapter and/or branch dues apply in some areas).
▸ Gain exposure to more than 30,000 public works professionals, opening up opportunities for your future
▸ Tap into the experience of other members with practical resources
▸ Promote professional excellence
▸ Save money on the best education and training programs in public works, covering all public works disciplines and management topics with ability to receive CEUs and PDHs
▸ Save money on publications and resources on all the subjects you need
▸ Receive alerts on hot topics in public works, including important issues in Washington, D.C. and Ottawa that affect you and your community
▸ Utilize your right to vote and hold office at the local or national level of the association

APWA membership gives you the opportunity to:

▸ Network and Share Expertise
▸ Enhance Your Own Expertise
▸ Be the Voice of Public Works
▸ Promote Professional Excellence
▸ Market Your Products and Services
▸ Save Time and Expense