An advocacy position statement would clearly state APWA support for or opposition to a legislative issue. This statement would be issue specific in nature, and directed to local, state, and national legislators and governmental agency administrators. (TEA 21- Reauthorization)

A guidance position statement recommends that public works professionals follow certain practices, methods, and activities. (Outreach to K-12 Students on Careers in Public Works)

A regulatory position will state APWA support for action to be taken by an administrative or regulatory body. (Future of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices)
(This information is taken from The APWA Policy and Position Statement Development Process accepted by the APWA Board of Directors, May 24, 2003.  For more information please visit the APWA Advocacy Positions.)


Emergency Management Advocacy Statements

1.       Public Works and Statewide Mutual Aid

2.       Risk MAP Program

3.       Public Works and National Preparedness

4.       Public Works and the Stafford Act

5.       Public Works and Cyber Security

6.       Public Works & Federal Homeland Security/ Emergency Management


Emergency Management Guidance Statements

1.       Improving Local Agencies' Emergency Service Capabilities

2.       Public Works Professionals as Emergency Responders

3.       The Role of Public Works during a Pandemic Event