Houston’s Department of Public Works and Engineering (PWE) has earned and will be awarded the prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation at an award presentation ceremony on Tuesday, July 30th at 1:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 901 Bagby.

The APWA Accreditation program recognizes governmental agencies that meet or exceed the requirements of the management practices established nationally in the public works industry. Houston’s Department of Public Works and Engineering is the 84th agency in North America to achieve Accreditation.  PWE was found to be fully compliant in all 442 applicable practices striving for safety and efficiency in all aspects of management and operations setting a record number of thirty-five (35) “Model Practices” awarded to an agency. The previous record was twelve (12). 
This milestone accomplishment underscores Houston PWE’s continuing commitment to excellence in public service and to the citizens of Houston. Achieving accreditation highlights the department’s efforts to inform and educate our employees to provide them the tools they need to do their jobs.
The president of APWA, Elizabeth Treadway, PWLF, will be in Houston to make the formal presentation to Mayor Annise Parker and Public Works Director, Daniel Krueger, PE.
What:         Houston Public Works Receives Prestigious
APWA National Accreditation
When:        Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Where:       Houston City Council Chamber
Time:          1:30 pm council