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.

National Appointments

Nominate yourself or a colleague to serve on an APWA national committee, council, task force, or as the APWA representative on an external organization. Appointments are made by the APWA President-Elect. APWA committee members are current association members, unless otherwise noted. Click here to review all committees and groups.

Knowledge Teams and Subcommittees

Participating on a knowledge team or subcommittee is a great way to show you’re interested in serving on a committee in the future as positions become open. A knowledge team is created to consult the committee on a variety of projects. Knowledge team members have the flexibility to work on projects that most interest them and fit their schedules. A subcommittee is assigned to a specific discipline within an APWA committee. Subcommittees meet on a regular basis.

Examples of work done by knowledge team and subcommittee members include: Coordinating Click, Listen & Learn programs, contributing to PWX sessions, providing feedback on committee priorities, serving as a liaison to local chapters, and contributing articles to the APWA Reporter.

Nominations to join a knowledge team or subcommittee are considered year-round. If you would like to join a subcommittee or knowledge team, please email education@apwa.org.

Volunteer with a Chapter

If you’re newer to the public works industry or looking for service opportunities closer to home, volunteering with a chapter is a great way to get started. Find your local chapter here. 

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