Membership Overview

The American Public Works Association (APWA) serves professionals in all aspects of public works—a fact that sets it apart from other organizations and makes it an effective voice for public works. With a worldwide membership of more than 31,500 strong, APWA includes not only people from local, county, state/province, and federal agencies, but also private sector personnel who supply products and services to those professionals.

Membership Types

APWA offers three membership types to fit your needs no matter what size or type of organization you are or if you are joining as an individual professional.

Public agency group memberships are available to any federal, provincial, state, local, or other public agency based on the population served.

Corporate group membership is available to all non-governmental entities, including public utilities and entities furnishing public works services or products.

Individual membership is available to any official or employee of a governmental agency, manufacturer, supplier, contractor, or consulting firm who is actively engaged in the field of public works.

Why Should You Join?

Need to make a change to an existing membership or group roster?

Log in to your APWA account by clicking on the My Account in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

Questions on Membership?

Contact our Member Services team at or by phone at 800-848-2792. Our Member Services team is available by phone Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Central time.