On July 30, 2015 Re-Accreditation was awarded to Public Works. This follows a four-year continuous improvement term since the original award on May 2, 2011. The Lewiston Public Works Department was awarded Full Accreditation by the American Public Works Association (APWA). Lewiston Public Works is the 67th award in the program and the first agency in the state of Idaho to receive this award. Public Works' staff voluntarily applied to the Program to provide a means of formally verifying and recognizing that our procedures and processes measure up to an industry standard based on a Management Practices Manual developed by our peers in the APWA. The Program provides a self-assessment process to objectively evaluate, verify, and recognize compliance with the recommended management practices.
This is a continuous improvement program and the award is only valid for four years. Staff must remain in a continous improvement process and apply for re-accreditation that will be re-evaluated.
Specific program information can be found at the APWA website