There are basically two types of membership in APWA – Individual or Group. APWA's current membership categories, criteria, and benefits are listed below or you may review the quick reference Benefits Chart.

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.


Chapter Membership:

Primary Chapter

Chapter Dues

Branches and Branch Dues

Info-Sharing Chapter

Individual Membership Types:

Individual membership is available to any official or employee of a governmental agency, manufacturer, supplier, contractor, or consulting firm who is actively engaged in the field of public works.  There are four types of individual membership.





Group Membership Types:

On group memberships only the people named as rostered members receive member benefits.  Groups will receive one consolidated renewal notice with a member roster attached. Groups may add or drop members from the roster throughout the year, if necessary (does not apply to Student Groups). There is no maximum group roster size, see application for Additional Rostered Members fee. There are 4 types of group membership.

Student Group

Public Agency Group

Corporate Group  3 levels 

One-Call Center/System Group


If you have any questions, please contact a Membership Specialist at (800) 848-APWA or