State, National & International Recognition

National Accreditation
Public Works and Environmental Services achieved accreditation from the American Public Works Association (APWA) in June.The APWA accreditation program recognizes governmental agencies that go beyond the requirements of the management practices established nationally in the public works industry.

Public Works and Environmental Services received the accreditation award as presented by APWA Board Director, Region VI Larry Stevens, P.E., PWLF, at a presentation ceremony at the city council meeting at Historic City Hall.
APWA Award
The APWA accreditation indicates that Public Works and Environmental Services staff are dedicated to concepts of continuous improvement and in-depth self-assessment of department policies, procedures and practices.

"We are now one of 85 public works agencies in the United States and Canada and four in Missouri that have this accreditation," said Public Works Director Phil Broyles, in a staff memo. "Fewer than 1 percent of all agencies qualify for this accreditation."

Recognized Departments

  • Springfield Finance Department Budget and Evaluation Division
    • 2012 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association
  • Springfield-Greene County Health Department
    • 2012 Laboratory of the Year from Medical Laboratory Observer
  • Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant
    • 2012 Outstanding Management of Wastewater Biosolids Award from the Missouri Water Environment Association
Recognized Staff
  • Bob Belote, Springfield-Greene County Park Board Director
    • 2013 Fellow Award from the Missouri Parks and Recreation Association
  • Brenda Cirtin, City Clerk
    • 2012 Outstanding City Clerk from the Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association
  • David Hutchinson, Traffic Engineer
    • 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation
  • Phil Broyles, Director of Public Works
    • 2012 Top 10 Public Works Leader of the Year by the American Public Works Association
  • Sarah Limb, Public Health Investigator
    • 2012 Environmental Public Health Specialist of the Year from the Missouri Environmental Health Association
  • Shaun Sigrest, Emergency Vehicle Technician
    • 2012 Emergency Vehicle Technician of the Year from the International Association of Fire Chiefs and Fire Chief Magazine