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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

Union Township, OH Services Department  Re-Accredited
July 1, 2019 
City of Henderson, NV Utility Services Department  June 28, 2019 
Town of Woodstock, VA Public Works Department  June 27, 2019 
City of Bowling Green, KY Public Works Department  Re-Accredited
May 28, 2019 
Chesterfield, MO Department of Public Works  Re-Accredited
May 18, 2019 
Tacoma, WA Public Works Department  Re-Accredited
April 27, 2019 
Norman, OK Public Works, Utilities and Parks & Recreation Department Re-Accredited
January 23, 2019 
Beaverton, OR Public Works Department February 25, 2019 
Palmdale, CA Department of Public Works Re-Accredited
February 9, 2019
Anderson County Public Works Department Re-Accredited
January 16, 2019
Village of Wellington Public Works Department  Re-Accredited
January 14, 2019 
Newport News, VA Public Works Department Re-Accredited
December 28, 2018 
City of Aventura Public Works & Transportation Department December 18, 2018
City of Oakland, CA Public Works Department Re-Accredited
December 12, 2018 
City of Lincoln, Nebraska, Public Works and Utilities Department  December 6, 2018
King, ON Engineering, Public Works & Building and Planning Departments December 10, 2018
City of Thousand Oaks, CA Public Works Department Re-Accredited
December 3, 2018 
City of Lafayette, CO Public Works Department November 27, 2018 
City of Chesapeake, Virginia Public Works Department  Re-Accredited
November 26, 2018
Town of Smithfield, VA Public Works Department  Re-Accredited
November 12, 2018 
Encinitas, CA Department of Public Works Re-Accredited
October 17, 2018 
City of Fairway, KS Public Works Department  October 12, 2018
 City of Naperville, IL Public Works Department Re-Accredited
October 6, 2018 
City of Fishers, IN Public Works Department Re-Accredited
October 4, 2018 
Columbus Consolidated Government, GA Department of Public Works August 20, 2018 

City of Plano, TX Public Works & Engineering Department

August 7, 2018

Town of Lexington, MA Public Works Department  

August 7, 2018

Hillsborough County, FL Public Works Department and Real Estate & Facilities Services Department

July 31, 2018

Hillsborough County, FL Fleet Services Department

July 31, 2018

City of Corinth, TX Public Works Department 

July 30, 2018

City of University Park, TX Public Works Department

July 26, 2018

Wayne County, MI Public Services Department 

July 17, 2018

City of Covington, GA Public Works Division   

July 9, 2018

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