About This Group

The public works profession is ever evolving, as exemplified by the fact that many of our agencies are finally being recognized as “first responders” and with that come even more responsibilities. We are being tasked to provide more with less, and the realization of looming retirements and the need to capture as much of that knowledge before it leaves. These are just a few of the challenges that lay ahead for public works professionals.

The Leadership and Management Committee fulfills its mission by using a network of APWA chapter liaisons, the Leadership and Management Knowledge Team, as well as APWA publications and certifications.


To advance public works professionalism through research, application and advocacy of innovative leadership and best management practices and to provide resources to public works professionals in management and leadership.

Resources for Members

The Resource Center has a collection of resources focused on leadership, management, and supervision. Items include recorded sessions from past PWX sessions, past Click, Listen, and Learn webinars, APWA Reporter articles, and other programs and tools created by the Leadership and Management Committee.

Committee Charter