On behalf of APWA's 2013-2014 Board of Directors and our 28,600 members in North America, welcome to the APWA website! It is the information resource for the American Public Works Association (APWA), and the gateway to a wide array of public works solutions and resources.
As the largest and one of the oldest associations of public works professionals worldwide, APWA is committed to excellence. For over 100 years, our mission has been to provide “education” to public works professionals who serve communities, large and small, urban and rural. We provide access to critical information, networks to learn of best practices, and professional development and credentialing programs so members can keep abreast of trends in the profession and demonstrate their competencies.
The APWA website covers the depth and breadth of public works, including information and best management practices on topics such as transportation, water resources, fleet services, emergency management, solid waste, utility and public right-of-way, engineering and technology, facilities and grounds, and public works leadership and management.
Please take note of the APWA Members’ Library, an enhanced APWA member benefit. Because education is our mission, we believe this library of public works resources is one of the most significant benefits we can provide to our members. The Click, Listen & Learn (CLL) pre-recorded webcasts, specific e-books, Power 15 podcasts, and presentations from prior years’ International Public Works Congress & Exposition (Congress) events are available to browse 24/7, as often as members like, without charge beyond one’s annual membership dues.
You can explore the site and learn more about and connect with any of our 63 chapters, the APWA Donald C. Stone Center for Leadership Excellence in Public Works, the APWA Center for Sustainability, and Public Works Institutes now available in concert with 16 chapters. As an advocate for public works and enhanced infrastructure investment, the web site is used to provide members with timely information as we seek to influence proposed laws and regulations that affect public works policy and operations.
The value of the APWA site is what you make of it. If you are visiting and are not a member, we invite you to join us as we continue to create and support livable and sustainable communities throughout North America.
Edward A. Gottko, PWLF