Welcome to the Student Outreach Network webpage! Student Outreach is one of the most important initiatives for APWA as attracting and retaining the next generations of public works leaders is a priority for APWA at the National and local levels. As a result APWA has identified a need to increase its presence in colleges and universities, and to educate students about career opportunities in the public works field. The Student Outreach Network is working to:
CONNECT students with APWA professionals as well as professional growth opportunities.
EDUCATE students about Public Works and APWA at colleges,universities and technical colleges
SUPPORT students form APWA student chapters at their schools
Currently there are student chapters at: Everett Community College, University of Washington, Washington State University Everett, Western Washington University
Interested student and current APWA members can contact me at any time to ask questions or to find out how to get involved. Join us as we work to Educate, and Inspire the next generation of Public Works leaders!
Jordan Ottow Student Outreach Network Chair City of Monroe firstname.lastname@example.org, 360.863.4546
Committee Member Information available by clicking on the member's name in the right column.
Meetings The Committee members connect via conference call on the second Tuesday of each month at 3pm. There is also an in-person meeting at the spring and fall conferences. Contact the Chair for details.
Join other student and Public Works professionals for a day of interactive learning, networking and discovery.
Sustainable Transportation Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | University of Washington >>Download the Flier Join regional leaders for a discussion on designing and implementing sustainable transportation policy.
Tree Plantings - Honor of Earth Day Saturday, April 13, 2019. Al Borlin Park, Monroe.
Sound Salmon Solutions and APWA came together to plant 339 live willow stakes as part of a larger restoration effort to plant native species and remove invasive ones. Represented were volunteers from the APWA student chapters, community members, City of Monroe staff, and Sound Solutions staff.
MLK Day - Plant Trees to Save Salmon Monday, January 21, 2019. 10am - 2pm. Al Borlin Park, Monroe. All tools, gloves, snacks and water are provided.
SME Education Foundation Scholarships are open to all students who are pursuing post-secondary degrees in an engineering discipline closely related to manufacturing or a technology field of study related to manufacturing.
Total Award Amount: Scholarships range from $1,000 – $6,000.
Past Activities 2019 - Spring Conference Presentation "Working_withStudentChapters-Ottow_S19.pdf" - Lindsay MacDonald, WWU Project Coordinator, spoke on how the Sustainable Community Partnership Program partners with cities and counties on community projects with Western Washington University.