Chapter Information

Mission Statement

The APWA Washington Chapter serves its members by: 

  • Creating educational and networking opportunities to facilitate knowledge exchange
  • Providing trusted information for public works policy makers and stakeholders
  • Identifying emerging trends that will impact the public works industry
  • Rewarding and recognizing excellence and innovation

Strategic Plan

In January of 2020, the Board undertook the task to update the interim 2018 Strategic Plan with the new goals for 2020-2025. The goals are as follows below. Download our 1-page Strategic Plan Overview to read about them in more detail.: 

  • Be the policy voice of public works to government leaders, media and communities
  • Define public works n our community and show its value to our our quality of life
  • Ensure excellence in education and provide networking opportunities for all of public works
  • Grow and engage a diverse and inclusive membership

2021 Impact Overview

2021 continued with more training than ever before available online. Thanks for all you do help us connect, educate and advocate. Download the 2021 Impact Overview here.

General Information

The American Public Works Association is an international educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services. Originally chartered in 1937, APWA is the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world, with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, an office in Washington, D.C., and 67 chapters throughout North America. APWA provides a forum in which public works professionals can exchange ideas, improve professional competency, increase the performance of their agencies and companies, and bring important public works-related topics to public attention in local, state and federal arenas.

The Washington Chapter's 1,400 (+/-) members come from the entire state of Washington. The Chapter as a whole meets twice a year at spring (Western Washington) and fall (Eastern Washington) conferences and there are several other formal and informal annual events throughout the year. In addition to the workshops at the conferences, APWA WA also presents on-going training opportunities through CAEC Pro (Contract Administration), Northwest Public Works Institute and Management / Administration Training (MPAC). 

Officers include a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Eight Board members are also elected for two-year terms. Officers and board members, along with the immediate Past President and the Chapter Delegate, comprise the Executive Committee. A member may become involved in any of the active chapter committees. For a complete listing of all the local participating committees, please visit the Committee Directory page.

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