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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 Rowlett, TX Department of Public Works and Department of Development Services

June 7, 2017

San Diego Unified Port District Engineering-Construction Department

June 23, 2017

City of Springfield, MO Department of Public Works and Department of Environmental Services


June 26, 2017

City of Shoreline, WA Public Works Department

July 12, 2017

City of Houston, TX Public Works & Engineering Department


August 13, 2017

City of Raymore, MO Public Works Department

July 30, 2017

City of Henderson, NV Public Works, Parks and Recreation Department

August 7, 2017

Coconino County, AZ Public Works Department


August 5, 2017

City of Belton, MO Public Works Department


August 31, 2017