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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

Town of Morrisville, NC Public Works Department  

December 22, 2017

Town of Little Elm, TX Public Works Department

December 21, 2017

City of Edmond, OK Public Works Department


December 5, 2017

City of Virginia Beach, VA Department of Public Works


December 3, 2017

City of Atlanta, GA Department of Public Works

December 1, 2017

Township of Canton, MI Municipal Services Department

November 20, 2017

Los Alamos, NM National Laboratories Utilities & Institutional Facilities

November 6, 2017

City of Richmond, VA Department of Public Works


October 28, 2017

City of Crystal Lake, IL Public Works Department 

October 9, 2017

Kitsap County, WA Department of Public Works


September 27, 2017

City of Auburn, ME Public Services Department   September 15, 2017
Clark County, WA Public Works Department August 28, 2017