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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 congratulates the following agencies for their commitment to continuous improvement as they achieved Accreditation status.

Name of Agency

Date Accredited

 City of Janesville, WI Department of Public Works Accredited
August 11, 2020
 Sarasota County, FL Public Works Department Accredited
July 28, 2020
 Sarasota County, FL Public Utilities Department Accredited
July 28, 2020
 Sarasota County, FL Capital Projects Department Accredited
July 28, 2020
 City of Lakeland, FL Department of Public Works
July 7, 2020
 City of Pasadena, CA Public Works Department
March 25, 2020

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