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.
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."
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
Bob Belote, Springfield-Greene County Park Board Director
2013 Fellow Award from the Missouri Parks and Recreation Association