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Public Works earns APWA accreditation

Friday, August 14, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin’s Public Works Department has won American Public Works Association accreditation, which recognizes public agencies that go beyond national standards. After working for a year to earn the new status, the department joins 100 other agencies in the country. In a statement to the press, Public Works Director Howard Lazarus said, “Our sincerest gratitude goes to our City Manager, Marc Ott, who supported and encouraged us to pursue this accreditation. This is just one reflection of many in our effort to be the best managed City in America. We also give thanks to the true heroes of this award – the public works staff – who work hard every day to help make Austin a great city.” The APWA accreditation plaque will be formally presented on Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

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