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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 Fishers, IN Public Works Department

October 4, 2018

Columbus, GA Consolidated Government 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

City of Arlington, TX Public Works & Transportation Department

July 3, 2018 

Metro Nashville, TN Public Works Department 

 July 3, 2018

Pinellas County, FL Public Works Department 

June 25, 2018

City of Topeka, KS Public Works Department

 May 31, 2018

 City of North Port, FL Department of Public Works Re-Accredited
May 14, 2018

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