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Public Works Department earns American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation Designation

Post Date:01/30/2018 3:51 PM
The Morrisville Public Works Department has been awarded the American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation designation. The APWA Accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the requirements of the management practices established nationally in the public works industry, as contained in the APWA Public Works Management Practices Manual.

The Town of Morrisville Public Works Department will receive the Accreditation award from APWA Region III Director Keith Pugh at a presentation ceremony during the Town Council meeting on February 27, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Morrisville’s Town Hall at 100 Town Hall Drive.

The Accreditation of Morrisville’s Public Works Department indicates the department met all applicable Accreditation documentation and practices over time. “The awarding of the APWA Accreditation shows we have dedicated ourselves to concepts of improvement and in-depth self-assessment of department policies, procedures and practices. The heroes of this prestigious APWA award are the public works staff whose mission is to provide public works services and programs that contribute to making the Town of Morrisville a great community,” said Blake Mills, Director of Public Works.

The Town of Morrisville becomes the 136th agency in North America to be awarded Accreditation and the second agency in North Carolina. In addition to Morrisville, Garner, N.C., is also accredited.

The Public Works Department is Morrisville’s 4th department to receive accreditation designation. The Police Department was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2009, the Fire/Rescue Department was accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) in 2011, and the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department was accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) in 2014.