About This Group

The Young Professionals Committee supports the APWA strategic priority to “create opportunities for engagement of students, young professionals and emerging leaders through new and positive experiences.” Principal objectives of the Young Professionals Committee are to provide more educational and professional development opportunities for younger members of APWA (age 35 and younger) and to enhance the opportunities for younger members to interact with other members and to participate in chapter and national events. The committee is made up of nine individuals, one from each of APWA’s nine regions, and meets monthly by conference call and face-to-face each year at PWX.

The ideal candidate would be a member of APWA 35 years of age or younger (preferred), who has been actively involved in their chapter, served as a chapter committee chair or in another leadership position, and/or a graduate from the Emerging Leaders Academy. The committee is looking for a diverse group of individuals with varying backgrounds.

Committee Charter

About Public Works

The public works profession is attracting more young people than ever before. APWA is the organization for public works professionals and the source for resources to help your career as well as keeping you updated on what is going on in the profession.

The opportunities for you to take advantage of local education and training opportunities, as well as attending national conferences, will be vital to your success, and being able to interact with 30,000+ other public works professionals is invaluable.

Want to learn more or get involved? 

Email youngprofessionals@apwa.org to ask questions or express your interested in getting involved with the committee. Also, your APWA Chapter is a great resource for additional resources and events dedicated to the young professional.

Check Out These Resources!

Check out the APWA Resource Center for resources specifically developed for young professionals.

YP Summit

Attend the Young Professionals Virtual Summit taking place on September 7, 2024. Learn more and register for this event here.

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