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: February 8, 2019, Crystal Mountain Resort, 8:45am

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. For more information and registration, see the Calendar List.

Board Meetings

Contact: Lorelei


  • January 17-19, 2019, Campbell's Resort, Chelan, 9:00am
  • April 24, 2019, Tacoma Convention Center, 7:00am
  • June 25, 2019, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, 9:00am
  • October 1, 2019, Red Lion Hotel, Yakima, 9:00am

Committee Summit



  • 2019: February 21, 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

Spring Conference Chair - Thanh Jeffers,

Fall Conference Chair - Ruta Jones,

Sponsor Contact: Molly Toy,

Exhibitor Contact: Kelly Robinson,

Speaker Contact: Jon Davies,

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)

  • 2019: April 23 - 26, Tacoma Convention Center.  Fall Conference - CANCELLED for PWX in Seattle. See below for dates.
  • 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, this year the Fall Tournament will be at Chambers Bay in conjunction with PWX Seattle. 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:
Attendee Registration now OPEN
Volunteer Registration now OPEN

For more about Sponsorships and Volunteering: WA Chapter's Seattle PWX 

Dates: August*

  • 2019: September 8-11, Seattle Convention Center, WA
  • 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.

  • 2019: May 19-25

Night of Excellence Awards Ceremony

Contact: Kirk Holmes,      


  • 2019, Cancelled

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. (Since there is no Fall Conference due to PWX Seattle, this event is cancelled for 2019.) 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 25, 2018, Tacoma Convention Center

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: 2019 Seattle PWX (normally held at Fall Conference)

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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