About Us



The Hampton Roads Public Works Academy (HRPWA) is a not-for-profit regional coalition promoting cooperative training in the various disciplines comprising Public Works and Utilities in Southeastern Virginia. HRPWA has three primary objectives:

  • To coordinate lower-cost training for current Public Works and Utilities employees
  • To educate area high school students with the goal of participants becoming future pre-trained Public Works and Utilities employees
  • To provide networking opportunities for member organizations

Member Organizations

Our Members play an integral part in the strategic planning and program implementation for the Academy. Member involvement is critical to HRPWA’s success and we thank our current and past members for their continued assistance in achieving our goals.

City of Chesapeake Public Works
City of Franklin Public Works
City of Hampton Public Works
City of Newport News Public Works
City of Norfolk Public Works
City of Suffolk
City of Virginia Beach Public Works
Hampton Roads Sanitation District
James City Service Authority
Portsmouth Public Works
Southampton County

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