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Transmittal Document for Submitting New or Amending Existing APWA Position Statements

This form is to accompany newly proposed position statements, or any amendments to existing statements. This document will assist the Government Affairs Committee and the Board of Directors in their review and approval process.  Click Here for Guidelines

If you have questions, please contact your APWA committee staff liaison or the government relations department in the APWA Washington Office at 202-408-9541.

A position statement is a point of view offered for consideration and acceptance through the APWA Policy and Position Statement Approval Process. Position statements will be reviewed annually to determine if they are still appropriate. There are three basic types of position statements:


An advocacy position statement would clearly state APWA support for or opposition to a legislative issue. This statement would be issue specific in nature, and directed to local, state, and national legislators and governmental agency administrators. (TEA-21 reauthorization)


A regulatory position will state APWA support for action to be taken by an administrative or regulatory body. (Mobility and Access for People with Disabilities [Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990])


A guidance position statement recommends that public works professionals follow certain practices, methods and activities. (Outreach to K-12 Students on Careers in Public Works)

Please indicate: Advocacy Position Regulatory Position
  Guidance Position  
Please indicate: Proposing New Amending Existing
Name of Sponsor (Committee, Chapter, Task Force, etc.)
Contact Name, Phone Number and Email Address (APWA member who may be contacted to answer questions about the statement):
Please specify statementís subject area (i.e. Emergency Management, Engineering and Technology, etc.) and title
Issue Background
Please explain briefly the nature of the issue which the new statement or amendment addresses and the policy objective or goal associated with either. Please identify also the statementís target audience.