American Public Works Association

1275 K Street
NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC
US, 20005

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. APWA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, incorporated in the state of Illinois.

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 64 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 association is a highly participatory organization, with hundreds of opportunities for leadership and service, and a network of several dozen national committees in every area of public works. Governed by a 17-member board of directors, elected at both the regional and national levels, APWA is an open, flexible association with a diversified membership of 29,000 and a reputation for quality services and products.

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APWA Introduces New Exhibitor Awards at 2014 International Public Works Congress in Toronto

The American Public Works Association (APWA) recently introduced two new APWA Exhibitor awards during the APWA 2014 International Public Works Congress & Exposition in Toronto. “This year, the APWA Congress Exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall included over 350 vendors, which traditionally form an integral feature of the annual Congress. APWA wanted to kick off a meaningful program to recognize and honor them,” said APWA Meetings Director Dana Priddy.

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