Annual Events

The APWA Washington Chapter holds many annual events through-out the year.  If you have questions regarding a specific event please email the contact person listed.  If you are an event chair/head and have changes to an event please email:

Annual Ski Day

Contact: Mike Roberts, 206.971.2685,

Date: Feb 7, Crystal Mountain Resort 

The Ski Day event is held annually (snow permitting) to provide an opportunity for networking and to enjoy the winter weather.  Both snowboarders and skiers have enjoyed this event in the past. The date is the Friday the week before President's Day weekend. For more information and registration, see the Calendar List.

Board Meetings

Contact: Donald 

Board meetings are held in conjunction with the Spring and Fall Conferences on the Wednesday of the Conference. The Winter and Summer board meetings are held independent of another event.


  • January 29-31, 2020, Campbell's Resort, Chelan, 9:00am
  • April 15, 2020, Virtual
  • June 15, 2020, Ellensburg, 9:00am - Pending Change to Virtual
  • October 7, 2020, The Davenport Grand Hotel, Spokane, 9:00am

Committee Summit



  • 2020: Wed February 19, Pierce County Environmental Services Building, University Place, 9:00am to Noon

For Committee Chairs and committee delegates, this event allows committee leaders the opportunity to clarify their mission's and while working with the Board. Morning coffee and buffet style lunch will be provided. 

Chapter Conferences

For Chair, Sponsor, Speaker, and Exhibitor contact info see: The Conference Info Page

Find out more at:

Call to Speakers: opens the first day of the preceding conference (ie. The spring call, opens first day of the fall conference.)

Dates: Spring (April) & Fall (October)

  • 2020: April 14 - 17, Vancouver Hilton. October 6 - 9, The Davenport Grand - Spokane.
  • 2021: April 20-23, Tacoma Convention Center, October 12-15, Yakima Convention Center

Each year the APWA WA Chapter hosts two educational conferences located in Western and Eastern Washington State. Each conference features educational tracks worth continuing education credits, great networking opportunities, and many fun events such as a Golf Tournament, Equipment ROADeo and 5k Run.

Golf Tournament

Contact: Dan Ireland,

Dates: Spring & Fall

The Golf Tournaments are a great chance to network with other public works professionals. Normally held each year at the two chapter conferences, the golf tournaments are a wonderful opportunity to explore the various golf courses of Washington State while connecting with others in your field.  For more information go to:

National Conferences - PWX

Find out more at National's Website:


  • 2020: August 30-September 2, New Orleans, LA
  • 2021: August 29-September 1, St. Louis, MI
  • 2022: August 28-August 31, Charlotte, NC

National Public Works Week 

For more information, including a how-to-guide, visit the APWA Nationals Website: National Public Works Week. You can also post the Chapter's videos: "What is Public Works?", "Who is Public Works?", "Technology is Magic".

  • 2020: May 17-23

Night of Excellence Awards Ceremony

Contact: Kirk Holmes,


  • Fall Conference: October 8, 2020, Davenport Grand, Spokane

These awards include the Excellence and Individual Awards. The award ceremony is held at the Fall Conference in October, to register for tickets, visit the conference website. Please note that you do not need to attend the conference to attend the ceremony. For more information, including how to submit for awards, visit the Excellence Awards page and/or the Individual Awards page.

Project of the Year Awards Ceremony

Contact: Kristina 'Tina' Nelson,


  • Spring Conference: April 16, 2020, Vancouver Hilton

These awards recognize excellence in management and administration to successfully complete public works projects. Awards fall into five categories, with dollar volume differentials within each category. The award ceremony is held at the Spring Conference in April, to register for tickets, visit the conference website. Please note that you do not need to attend the conference to attend the ceremony. For more information, including how to submit for awards, visit the Project of the Year page.


Contact: Erik Martin,

Date: October 8, 2020 

The APWA Operations and Maintenance Committee invite and encourage you to participate, and to allow participation by your maintenance workers, in the Equipment ROADeo held annually at the APWA WA Fall Conference. Participants will demonstrate their skills by maneuvering machinery through specific obstacle courses, and have the opportunity to network with other departments on techniques and how to better service customers. To learn more visit the ROADeo event page. To participate in this fantastic event, register for PWX.


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