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The American Public Works Association is an international educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services. APWA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, incorporated in the state of Illinois.

Originally chartered in 1937, APWA is the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world, with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, an office in Washington, D.C., and 64 chapters throughout North America. APWA provides a forum in which public works professionals can exchange ideas, improve professional competency, increase the performance of their agencies and companies, and bring important public works-related topics to public attention in local, state and federal arenas.

The APWA Southern California Chapter, Inland Empire Branch was established in 1981.  Serving the communities of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, the Branch has supported the public works community through membership programs, workshops, seminars, scholarships and sponsorships.  The Branch holds bi-monthly membership meetings and presents public works project awards on an annual basis.  Managed by a 13-member board of directors from the public and private sectors, the Branch boasts a membership of over 300.

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