The American Public Works Association recognizes, appreciates and fosters the synergy which is created when the work environment values the differences in individuals and practices inclusiveness and open communication.

Diversity includes race, gender, creed, age, lifestyle, national origin, disability, personality, educational background and income level. 

The APWA Diversity Committee is appointed by the president and is comprised of members of the association.  The Committee advances the diversity issues throughout the association, placing value on all individuals and the different perspectives of those individuals, and promoting the process for all to feel included as part of the whole.  Being a member involves a conference call every month and a meeting at Congress. Here is the list of current APWA Diversity Committee members. Read more about the Diversity Committee in monthly Meeting Summaries.
Are you interested in starting a Diversity Committee for your chapter?  Here's a great article written about the advantages of having a Chapter Diversity Committee and the successes that one chapter had since they started their Diversity Committee in 2009.   

Want to learn more about diversity in the workplace?  Click here for over 100 articles on diversity from the APWA Reporter.

Jump right in to find tools to help you learn more about diversity in the workplace or to find a diversity presentation for your chapter in the Diversity Toolbox.  Teaching diversity to your chapter really does make a difference.

Now available from the APWA Diversity Committee... Even more chapter presentations with the production of Presentations in a Can.  Here are four presentations that can be used at your Chapter meetings: Generational DiversityInclusion in the Workplace, Progressive Women in Public Works  and Retirees.  And, exciting diversity events are in the making for PWX (formerly known as the International Public Works Congress and Exposition-"Best Show in Public Works"), August 28-31, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Plan now to attend.

Want to know more about the Diversity Committee?  Contact APWA Staff Liaison Michelle Brown at or call (800) 848-2792, ext. 6704.