About This Group

The mission of the Certified Stormwater Manager credential is to promote excellence and commitment to public service by advancing the knowledge and practice of stormwater management to benefit the community, public agencies, and the profession. The Stormwater Manager Certification recognizes experts in the public and private sectors who coordinate and implement stormwater management programs for city, county, state, provincial, and federal agencies. These individuals assist in administering drainage, flood control, and water quality programs. Water quality programs include state and federal permit requirements related to stormwater runoff, including management of public education, illicit discharges, erosion control, post-development runoff BMP’s, system maintenance, water quality monitoring, data analysis, and reporting. Drainage and flood control programs include operational maintenance of drainage systems, planning and construction of capital improvements, and basic knowledge of floodplain management.

The APWA President-Elect shall appoint up to six voting members including the chair. Council members serve a two-year term and may be appointed for up to three consecutive two-year terms. The qualification basis for appointment to this council is to be an active CSM in good standing and be a “highly knowledgeable” subject matter expert in the specific area of council responsibility with diversity of technical background, experience, and geographic location.

Council Charter