EIN 36-2202880

American Public Works Association

IRS 501(c) type
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APWA educates and supports public works professionals, developing and maintaining communities while seeking sustainability.
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Program areas at American Public Works Association

Chapter relations: this program provides leadership & strategic planning, training, chapter capacity building and mentoring services to our 62 chapters and more than 90 branches and the volunteer members serving in leadership roles throughout north america. Program services include funding a bi-annual leadership training, a "council of chapters" meeting to address info-sharing, best practices, strategic planning, membership recruitment and retention and involvement of young professionals. (continued on schedule o)apwa funds travel for national staff and national board members to participate in local apwa leadership (strategic planning) meetings and educational events; general liability insurance; rebates to help fund local initiatives and other administrative fees associated with doing business at the local level are funded through this program as well.chapter activities: on a local level, we have 62 active chapters and more than 90 active branches which provide educational and technical training to local members of apwa as well as other Public Works professionals via educational conferences, seminars, workshops, technical tours and safety and training courses on various topics surrounding the Public Works profession. These chapters also provide services to their local communities via Public outreach to k-12 students, funding stipends/sponsorships of local agency efforts for training and professional development and educational scholarships to university students entering the engineering or Public Works related fields.
Conferences: the 2023 pwx (Public Works exposition) national education conference, annual business meeting and trade show exhibit for Public Works professionals was held in charlotte, north carolina. The event brought more than 4,700 Public Works and industry-related professionals together in one forum with more than 165 educational sessions, nearly 80,600 net sqft exhibits showcasing new technology, products and services available to the Public Works sector. This meeting also serves as our annual business meeting for our volunteer board of directors, national committees and chapter leadership. (continued on schedule o)the 2023 north American snow conference and trade show exhibit for snowfighters and winter maintenance professionals was held in omaha, Nebraska. This event brought together nearly 2,076 snowfighters from cities and townships, county and rural streets divisions, and state and provincial departments of transportation. It is four days of education and networking, featuring an exhibit floor with the newest equipment and products available, quality education programs and technical tours, and opportunities to exchange ideas with manufacturers, distributors, consultants and other Public Works professionals.
At the national level, apwa provides services to more than 32,000 members in north america. In a typical year, more than 10,000 people participate in education-related activities, of which about 25% are non-members. Our primary services include e-learning opportunities, webinars, educational forums, conferences, workshops, exhibits, publications, training programs, certificate programs, credentialing programs, and accreditation programs. (continued on schedule o)the results of our services to Public Works professionals extends far beyond the individual and truly benefits the communities in which each of these individuals serves, providing services in the following areas: asset management, sustainability, emergency management; engineering & technology; facilities & grounds; leadership & management; solid waste management; transportation; water resources; utility and Public right-of-way and fleet services. We also partner with other peer associations and organizations to extend information and knowledge beyond our own services. The training and resources made available by apwa to the Public agency workers increases their knowledge of best practices and provides resources they are able to apply to their work, in their communities, on a daily basis.
Reporter magazine/technical publications: monthly magazine provided to the apwa membership. Articles contain information on engineering & technology, asset management, water resources, solid waste management, facilities & grounds, sustainability, emergency management, transportation, utilities & Public rights-of-way, fleet management, winter maintenance, and leadership & management. Editorial content is focused on subject matter in the areas of water resources, fleet management, construction inspection, environmental, solid waste, municipal engineering, transportation, equipment services, facilities & grounds, winter maintenance, sustainability, apwa accreditation & certification, international, diversity & inclusion, young professionals, apwa chapter success stories, government affairs, in & around apwa, and other Public works-related topics.

Grants made by American Public Works Association

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
American Public Works Association Oregon Chapter Scholastic FoundationProgram Support$12,622
For Kids FoundationProgram Support$6,155

Personnel at American Public Works Association

Scott D GraysonChief Executive Officer$417,751
Julie BebermeyerChief Operating Officer$182,113
Becky SteinChief Learning Officer
Mary KnollmeyerDirector of Finance$139,132
David DancyDirector of Marketing and Web Services / Director of Marketing and We / Director Marketing and Web Serv / Director of Marketing$154,932
...and 27 more key personnel

Financials for American Public Works Association

RevenuesFYE 06/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,578,037
Program services$25,748,478
Investment income and dividends$636,851
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$42,493
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-53,834
Net income from fundraising events$-27,356
Net income from gaming activities$6,547
Net income from sales of inventory$-99,426
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$27,831,790

Form 990s for American Public Works Association

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-062023-11-14990View PDF
2022-062022-11-08990View PDF
2021-062021-11-13990View PDF
2020-062021-03-01990View PDF
2019-062020-02-10990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s
Data update history
December 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2023
December 23, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
October 6, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
July 28, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
July 7, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Public sector nonprofitsProfessional associationsBusiness and community development organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
EducationCommunity improvementPublic policyBusiness and industry
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General information
1200 Main St Suite 1400
Kansas City, MO 64105
Metro area
Kansas City, MO-KS
Jackson County, MO
Website URL
(816) 472-6100
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
W03: Public and Societal Benefit Professional Societies and Associations
NAICS code, primary
813920: Professional Associations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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