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Agency Accreditation

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The purpose of the accreditation program is to provide a means of formally verifying and recognizing public works agencies for compliance with the recommended practices set forth in the Public Works Management Practices Manual. It is a voluntary, self-motivated approach to objectively evaluate, verify and recognize compliance with the recommended management practices. The objectives of the accreditation program are to:

  • create impetus for organization self-improvement and stimulate general raising of standards
  • offer a voluntary evaluation and education program rather than government-regulated activity
  • recognize good performance and provide motivation to maintain and improve performance
  • improve public works performance and the provision of services
  • increase professionalism
  • instill pride among agency staff, elected officials and the local community
Learn more about becoming an Accredited Agency through Self Assessment.


APWA would like to congratulate the following agencies for their commitment to continuous improvement as they achieved Accreditation status.

Name of Agency

Date Accredited

City of West Linn, Oregon

April 22, 2018

City of Port St. Lucie, FL Public Works Department


April 13, 2018

City & County of San Francisco, California


April 4, 2018

City of Kansas City, Missouri Public Works Department

March 26, 2018

Arapahoe County, Colorado Public Works and Development Department

February 7, 2018

Town of Morrisville, North Carolina Public Works Department

December 22, 2017

Town of Little Elm, Texas Public Works Department

December 21, 2017

City of Edmond, Oklahoma Public Works Department


December 5, 2017

City of Virginia Beach, Virginia Department of Public Works


December 3, 2017

City of Atlanta, Georgia Department of Public Works

December 1, 2017

Township of Canton, Michigan Municipal Services Department

November 20, 2017

Los Alamos, New Mexico National Laboratories Utilities & Institutional Facilities

November 6, 2017

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