Chapters are the essential element in APWA's service delivery system for its members. They offer one
of the most immediate, easy and cost-effective opportunities to exchange information with colleagues and
to keep up to date on the latest public works technologies and management trends. Organized within nine
regions, APWA's 63 chapters are located throughout North America and serve virtually every metropolitan
area, state, province and region on the continent. View the Chapter Profiles
for contact and background information as well as links to Chapter websites.
Chapters engage in the same educational, networking and public service activities as the national
organization, but they do so close to home-where members can easily take advantage of them. Chapters
offer members the opportunity to attend educational programs, equipment shows and the chance to network
with their colleagues and peers in a professional setting. To see what an APWA chapter is doing in your area
view this list of Chapter Profiles for links to each Chapter's website. While the
number of meetings in a calendar year differs from chapter to chapter each holds at least one annual
meeting for its membership.
You may also view a map of chapters in each region and a list
of those individuals serving as chapter leaders.
Each member is assigned to one primary chapter, determined by his/her mailing address. However, any member who is covered
on a group roster may also opt to receive newsletters and information about upcoming activities in other nearby APWA chapters.
There is no extra fee using this "info sharing chapter" option! For complete details call the APWA national office or email email@example.com
Some chapters cover large jurisdictions and many chapters have formed branches to provide additional
educational and networking opportunities for members. Branches operate much the same as chapters, but
deliver member services to even more specific geographic areas. Branches meet as often as once per month,
using luncheon or dinner meeting formats with a speaker or presenter. To find out if your chapter has
branches you can use this list of branches. Please contact the relevant
chapter to learn more about the branch(es) in their area.
The Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA) was founded in 1986 to enhance the services of the
American Public Works Association to the Canadian public works community and to improve the quality
of public works products and services to Canadian citizens. Since 1986, CPWA has become "the voice of
public works in Canada". CPWA is an organization of public works professionals in Canada who are members
APWA. Any individual, agency or corporation in Canada with an interest in public works and infrastructure
issues can become a member of CPWA by simply joining APWA. Information about our Canadian chapters is
available at www.cpwa.net
Chapters are the basic organizational element of the American Public Works Association. The chapter
is the point at which most direct member contact takes place and chapters are in the best position to
deliver substantive services to its members. Strong chapters translate into a strong organization.
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