Public Works’ employee affinity groups are champions of the diverse groups they represent and they work hard to increase awareness
and appreciation of differences; promote cross-cultural learning; and enhance team spirit and unity. Our employee affinity groups
conduct outreach activities in the community, offer scholarships, and create a safe environment for employees to explore their
ethnic heritage, network, and share their culture with the rest of the DPW family. Membership in Employee Affinity groups is
open to all employees.
Below is a current list of Public Works Employee Affinity Groups
AAAEA-CA is dedicated to help its members succeed and advance their professions by networking and interacting with each other
through technical, educational, and social activities and events. Among many activities the association undertakes every year,
the Flagship project provides scholarships to youth who decide to pursue a career in engineering, architecture or information
The Association's primary goals include supporting the career advancement of members; working with senior management to improve
dialogue that helps to promote positive changes for all employees; enriching the lives of the community by supporting youth programs
and projects that foster within them a greater interest in math and science as well as other professional fields; and to provide
members with a vital forum for networking and support.
The Public Works Armenian-American Employees Committee (PWAAEC) was established in 2010 and developed into an official affinity
group at Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LACDPW) in 2013. The PWAAEC’s mission is to create awareness and appreciation
of the Armenian cultural traditions and ethnic heritage through annual celebrations.
The Latino Heritage Group introduces Public Works employees to the diversity of Latin Cultures and coordinates the annual Hispanic
Heritage Month Celebration every fall.
FAPWEA's goal is to nurture camaraderie amongst the Filipino American employees at Public Works and to promote the Filipino Culture.
FAPWEA was established and has been active since 1983 and has 110 members. FAPWEA coordinates several events each year such as a
Golf Tournament Fundraiser, the FAPWEA summer picnic, the Filipino Cultural Heritage Month celebration in October, the FAPWEA
Christmas party, and disaster relief fundraisers.
The Black History Committee strives to promote education, imagination, and harmony through diversity. The Committee was formed in
2004 and consists of 16 active members. The BHC commemorates various holidays such as Martin Luther King Jr. day, Juneteenth,
Kwanzaa in December during the “Holidays Around the World”
celebration, and Black History Month in February.
The mission of Public Works Iranian-American Committee is to educate all employees on the positive aspects of the 5000-year-old
Iranian culture, celebrate Iranian traditions, and highlight Iranian-American contributions to society. The committees’ main event
is sponsoring the annual celebration of the Iranian New Year, Nowruz.
Public Works’ South East Asian Cultural Committee is dedicated to promoting and sharing the cultures of the Indian Subcontinent
and Southeast Asia by showcasing their history, arts, music, and culture through various events, programs, and outreach.