APWA

American Public Works Association (APWA)

Northeastern Branch Chairman:Tommie Heltcel, tommie.heltcel@ads-pepe.com, 918-892-0739

TEF Liaison: Philip Howery,  phowery@cityoftulsa.org, 918-586-6963

Monthly Meetings: First Wednesday ONEOK Cafeteria 11:30 a.m.

Website: www.apwa.net

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 association is a highly participatory organization, with hundreds of opportunities for leadership and service, and a network of several dozen national committees in every area of public works. Governed by a 17-member board of directors, elected at both the regional and national levels, APWA is an open, flexible association with a diversified membership of 29,000 and a reputation for quality services and products.

Oklahoma Chapter

The Oklahoma Chapter is in Region VII and has 228 members.   Visit the Oklahoma Chapter’s website at http://oklahoma.apwa.net.

The Oklahoma Chapter has the following branches:

  • Central Branch
  • Northeastern Branch
  • Southern Branch

Background information:The Oklahoma chapter covers the entire state of Oklahoma. The chapter meets as a whole once a year at Oklahoma State University. The chapter supports three branches: Central (Oklahoma City), Northeast (Tulsa) and Southern (Ardmore). The Central branch meets for lunch on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The Northeast branch meets for lunch on the 1st Wednesday of each month. The Southern branch meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

The chapter and branches takes part in activities such as Educational Programs, Annual Technical Conference and Exposition, Scholarships, Golf Tournaments and Click, Listen & Learn Programs.