Shoreline Public Works department receives APWA Accreditation

Monday, August 7, 2017

Jill Marilley, PE, Senior Project Manager with HDR
presents the Accreditation to the Shoreline council
and Public Works Director Randy Witt (far right)
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

KANSAS CITY, MO.‐ The City of Shoreline, WA Public Works Department has recently been awarded a prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation.

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 City of Shoreline initially applied for Accreditation in August 2014 and has worked diligently to complete the self‐assessment process.

The City of Shoreline Public Works Department will receive the Accreditation award from APWA Region XI Director, Jill Marilley, PE, Senior Project Manager with HDR, at a presentation ceremony during the City Council meeting on August 7, 2017. The meeting will be held at City Hall at 17500 Midvale Ave. N, Shoreline, WA 98133.

Shoreline’s Public Works Accreditation 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 City of Shoreline a great community,” said Public Works Director, Randy Witt.

The Shoreline Public Works Department is responsible for improving and maintaining the city’s streets, sidewalks and drainage systems. New facilities and improvements are planned and built through the Capital Improvement Program. The Operations Program maintains and operates the city’s street and drainage infrastructure, and also provides right‐of‐way management.

The Shoreline Public Works Department is the 126th agency in North America to be awarded Accreditation and is the eighth accredited agency in Washington.

In addition to Shoreline, there are currently seven other agencies in Washington that are accredited, which include Anacortes, Bellevue, Clark Regional Wastewater District, Kitsap County, Pierce County, Tacoma and Thurston County.

For the City of Shoreline Public Works Department Accreditation review, a team of public works professionals from Mohave County, AZ, Thousand Oaks, CA, Flower Mound, TX and Kansas City, MO; completed a thorough evaluation of operations during their June 2017 site visit.

Randy Witt is Director of the Shoreline Public Works Department, and Susana Villamarin is Accreditation Manager.

The American Public Works Association is a not‐for‐profit, international organization of nearly 30,000 members involved in the field of public works. APWA serves its members by promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge. APWA is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, has an office in Washington, D.C. and 63 chapters in North America.


Anonymous,  August 8, 2017 at 9:59 AM  

this is our public works department that spends $ to design a swale, buy the plants for the swale, install the plants, and then let an employee run amok with his mower and take out half the swale as well as other erosion control plants on our roadsides... what's the appropriate award for that?

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