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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

 Bellevue, WA Transportation and Utilities Departments Re-Accredited
November 28, 2019
 West University Place, TX Public Works Department Accredited
October 11, 2019
 Brookline, MA Department of Public Works  Re-Accredited
August 29, 2019
Union Township, OH Services Department  Re-Accredited
July 1, 2019 

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