About APWA Groups & Committees

APWA relies on the expertise of our members to collaborate, create, and address the most important issues impacting public works. Participation in an APWA group or committee presents an opportunity to give back to the profession and share your unique expertise and viewpoint.

APWA offers a variety of ways for our members to get involved, from short-term volunteer projects to participation in a committee, council, or board service. With every new volunteer, APWA grows more energized, more diverse and inclusive, and better equipped to tackle the challenges within the public works profession.

Specific information on if a group or committee has one of the additional volunteer opportunities can be found on the individual group or committee section. Each group and committee have specific volunteer terms which can also be found on the individual group and committee information section.

Integrated Strategy Committees

Integrated Strategy Committees provide expertise in areas that cross all public works disciplines.

They act in a collaborative and advisory capacity to ensure a common framework and language is used as best practices in support of APWA's Strategic Plan.

Nominations are closed until fall 2024. 

Technical Committees

APWA Technical Committees are the “centers of expertise” for the assigned subject areas. They provide direction and oversight to programs, services, and products within the technical area of expertise in support of the APWA Strategic Plan.

Nominations are closed until fall 2024.

Common Interest Committees

APWA Common Interest Committees provide an opportunity for networking, engagement, and information exchange for segments of APWA demographics.

Nominations are closed until fall 2024.


A subcommittee is a specific topic or discipline within an APWA Technical Committee. Subcommittees meet on a regular basis to contribute and collaborate on specific projects. Examples include providing content for an APWA Reporter article or publication, serving as a speaker for an online educational program, speaking at a conference, assisting a technical committee with a new initiatives or Talking Top Tech program.


Knowledge Teams

A knowledge team is created to consult a technical committee group on a variety of projects on a specific aspect in a technical area. Knowledge team members have the flexibility to work on projects that most interest them and fit within their schedule.

External Representation Groups

APWA members frequently hold membership in or attend meetings of other stakeholder groups. APWA works collaboratively with like-minded associations who welcome an APWA representative to sit on their board or participate in working groups/subcommittees. APWA representatives are appointed by the APWA President-Elect. In most cases, the expenses to attend meetings will be the responsibility of the member.

Nominations are closed until fall 2024.