North American Power Sweeping Association (NAPSA)
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NAPSA is the American sweeping industry's membership organization. It is the outgrowth of the National Contract Sweepers Institute, later called Contract Sweepers Institute. The association was removed from the APWA umbrella in 2001, a move that was beneficial for membership.
Then, on December 1, 2008, NAPSA management was turned over to New Jersey-based, Association Headquarters, Inc. To reach the NAPSA website, click here or on the NAPSA logo, above.
For more information about
membership, contact Nancy Terry, Association Executive, either via email or by calling 856-380-6845.
Below are some articles and information about the organization. You will also find a host of information about the organization at the NAPSA website, powersweeping.org.
Note that although most of the information shown below is dated, it remains online to show the transition of the NAPSA organization over time.
NAPSA President Resignation Stirs Controversy
In late 2011 NAPSA's President, Kevin Kroeger, resigned after making allegations of impropriety by some of his fellow Board of Directors' Members. WorldSweeper's Editor, Ranger Kidwell-Ross, wrote at length about this situation in a two-part series of articles in November and December of 2011. Read about it.
NAPSA Management Turned Over to Association Headquarters, Inc.
As of December 1, 2008, NAPSA management has been through Association Headquarters, Inc. Read about the changeover and what it portends for the association.
NAPSA Certified Sweeper Program
Here's an overview of NAPSA's Certified Sweeping Contractor program, which is bringing a new level of professionalism to the sweeping industry.
NAPSA Members Know How to Have Fun Together!
Here's an example of the get-togethers NAPSA members have at the national shows.
An Overview of How NAPSA Got Its Start
Shanda Middleton and Amy Allen, NAPSA's former and current Administrative Directors, discuss how NAPSA got to the strong position it holds today.
Street Smarts: Cleaning Up Gutter Clutter.
NAPSA's Administrative Director provides an overview of the connections between storm water runoff pollution and sweeping. Read the story.