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Welcome to the APWA North Carolina Chapter

The APWA NC Chapter is all about educational and networking opportunities for its members. The Chapter has seven divisions that provide training specific to an individual’s particular interests and needs. They also provide the opportunity to meet your peers from other municipalities in a particular discipline.

The seven North Carolina Chapter divisions are Administrative Management, Buildings & Grounds, Equipment Services, Solid Waste, Streets, Technology, and Water Resources. Each committee member is listed on the Chapter Committees page. 
 Please contact a committee member and plan to attend the next meeting to discover more about what they do. You will be welcome at any meeting!

You are encouraged to browse the website to look at upcoming and past events. This will give you a sense of the opportunities that are available through APWA-NC.
View About the APWA NC Chapter to learn more.

2014 Chapter Awards

The Awards Committee is currently accepting nominations for 2014 Chapter Awards.  Nominations are due by April 25, 2014.  Find out more.

Stormwater Management Division Conference - Call for Abstracts

If you have an idea for a presentation topic or case study involving the stormwater industry, regulatory compliance, program management, innovative engineering or technology, or any other topic which is relevant to the stormwater community, you are encouraged to submit an abstract. Deadline is May 2, 2014.  Find out more.

Stormwater Professional of the Year Award

The Stormwater Management Division Board is accepting nominees from the North Carolina stormwater community for a stormwater employee who stands out among his or her peers for exceptional leadership, innovation, agency service, customer service, community service and contribution to his/her profession related to the stormwater field. For additional information and to nominate someone that you believe is deserving of this recognition, please see the the award flyer. The nomination period has been extended until June 30, 2014.

APWA-NC Scholarships for Students and Employees in the Public Works Field

APWA-NC is offering two scholarship opportunities for students and employees in the public works field. Application deadline for both is May 15, 2014.

Herman Drake Award

The Herman Drake Award is given each year by the Solid Waste Division of the North Carolina Chapter of APWA to recognize an employee in Solid Waste services in a non-supervisory role. This is your opportunity to nominate an outstanding person from your organization to compete for this prestigious award. Positions of Crew Leaders/Chiefs are considered non-supervisory. This winner will be presented with a monetary award and a plaque at the Annual Conference at Wrightsville Beach, NC on August 14, 2014 at 1:00pm. Nomination deadline is June 6, 2014.  Find out more.

Equipment Services Division Awards

The Equipment Services Division is accepting nominations for Fleet Manager of the Year and Fleet Technician of the Year. Nomination forms for both awards are due August 4, 2014.


The North Carolina Chapter of APWA has been selected to receive the Presidential Award for Chapter Excellence (PACE) for the 12th time!

The PACE Award recognizes APWA chapters for contributions made to positively impact their membership, profession, and community. There are four categories in which the chapter is evaluated. Each category has specific goals that are used to evaluate the chapter’s programs and services to the membership and community.

PACE recognition began in 1997. APWA-NC has been recognized in 2000, 2002-2006, and 2008-2013. With this 12th award, APWA-NC ranks 8th among APWA’s 63 chapters.

Special thanks to Paul Cox, who assembled and submitted the award application. An additional thank you to everyone who contributes to the chapter in many ways and allows us to be recognized as one of the best chapters in the country.

APWA-NC will be receiving the award at the Awards Recognition Ceremony during the APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition in August.

APWA Advocates needs YOUR Help !!!

As a member of the Government Affairs Committee, I need your help continuing to build our APWA Advocates network. Our goal is to have multiple APWA Advocates in each U.S. Congressional District in North Carolina, and we are close to reaching that goal!!! We can always use more members in all of our districts to strengthen our advocacy voice across the state. Being an advocate doesn't require much your time but it can have a tremendous positive impact on public works funding and legislation. 

We are looking for members interested in public works advocacy issues and a willingness to respond to APWA alerts while maintaining and/or building a relationship with your local Congressional office.  If you are interested, please send your name and contact information to me at keith.pugh@highpointnc.gov or 336-883-3197. You can also send your infromation directly to National APWA (Tracy Okoroike at tokoroike@apwa.net or 202-218-6702). APWA will follow up by sending you the necessary information and getting YOU enrolled. Thanks!

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