The Missouri Chapter’s membership comes from the geographic area of the state of Missouri excluding the Kansas City Metropolitan area. The chapter as a whole meets twice a year in various locations across the state. There is one branch - St. Louis. The St. Louis Metro Branch meets once a month in St. Louis.
The Missouri Chapter is an association of professional engineers, technicians, operations staff, public works directors, business people, contractors, consultants and many others who join together to exchange ideas and information, promote education and training, and work as a team to meet professional and community needs. Nationally, APWA represents more than 26,000 public works professionals and offers excellent professional development programs and member services. We are proud of our association, and we invite you to join us in connecting people, resources and services to improve our communities through public works activities.
The chapter takes part in many activities such as: Educational Seminars: Spring and Fall Conferences, Technical Education Programs, National Public Works Week, Newsletters, Community Outreach, Chapter Awards Program. A member may become involved in any of the very active chapter committees. A few of the committees are: Scholarship Review, Chapter Award Review, Activities, Community Outreach, Young Professionals, Administrative Management.
The Missouri Chapter of the American Public Works Association and the St. Louis Branch invite you to learn more about APWA and the many benefits we offer.
A Brief History by Vijay K. Bhasin, P.E.
(Click on the attachment below for the entire history book)
One purpose of the history of this chapter is to illustrate the remarkable impact that public works has on all of our lives. The construction and maintenance of a public works system reflects both historical achievements and present-day challenges. In St. Louis, on a single day, over 300,000 cars pass through the intersection of I-70 and I-270. To maintain streets, city crews repair more than 200 potholes during the peak summer days. In supplying water, the Missouri American Water Company must be mindful that approximately 5 million toilet flushes occur each day, each flush requiring about 5 gallons of water. It is clear that the task of providing public works is a dynamic and demanding responsibility.
Missour Chapter APWA History(1).pdf