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APWA 2017 North American Snow Conference

This year’s education program is better than ever. With over 50 sessions across 3 days, there’s something for everyone!

Public Works Expo 2016

Welcome to the first ever PWX, APWA’s newly revised and newly branded annual conference! Although the APWA annual conference has been around for more than 120 years, PWX will be a different experience for all! With new education formats, new innovations and technologies, and more networking opportunities than ever before, PWX will be a fantastic new learning experience for all generations and all levels of public works professionals. Be there for the very first PWX - join more than 5,000 public works colleagues from North America and beyond in Minneapolis for this exciting event!

APWA 2016 North American Snow Conference

The 2016 Snow Conference in Hartford will bring together more than 2,000 snowfighters from every corner of the winter maintenance community. Public, private, rural, metropolitan, domestic, international – they’re all sure to be there at the Show for Snow! The 2016 Conference features an exhibit floor packed with the newest equipment and products, quality education programs and technical tours, and opportunities to exchange ideas with manufacturers, distributors, consultants and other public works professionals. Its four days of winter training and networking you can’t afford to miss out on!



The American Public Works Association (APWA) serves professionals in all aspects of public works—a fact that sets it apart from other organizations and makes it an effective voice of public works throughout North America. With a worldwide membership over 28,500 strong, APWA includes not only personnel from local, county, state/province, and federal agencies, but also private sector personnel who supply products and services to those professionals.


Membership in APWA is open to any individual, agency, or corporation with an interest in public works and infrastructure issues. Titles common to the membership include public works directors; city engineers; city managers; fleet managers; property and equipment superintendents; utilities managers; community development directors; transportation managers; park directors; county officials; and representatives from engineering and other consulting firms, manufacturers, construction companies, and a multitude of other service providers.


Although originally chartered in the United States in 1937, APWA has roots in two predecessor groups that reach back to 1894, and has 63 chapters in North America, which includes eight chapters in Canada. The Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA) or Association Canadienne des Travaux Publics, was founded in 1986, and is governed by an 8-member Board of Directors (one representative from each chapter in Canada). Members of CPWA are automatically members of APWA. A 17-member Board of Directors, all of whom are elected by Association members, governs APWA as a whole.


As a comprehensive public works resource, APWA continues in its rich tradition of making a difference both on an individual and professional level. APWA is a not-for-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization that prides itself on its ability to provide varied educational and networking opportunities that help public works personnel to grow in their professionalism and directly impact the quality of life in all the communities they serve.


Mission Statement

The American Public Works Association exists to develop and support the people, agencies, and organizations that plan, build, maintain, and improve our communities. Working together, APWA and its membership contribute to a higher and sustainable quality of life.



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