The City of Olathe’s Public Works Department has recently been awarded a second prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Reaccreditation. The APWA Reaccreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the management practices requirements established nationally in the public works industry.
The Olathe Public Works Department previously received original Accreditation in July 2004, and Reaccreditation in January 2009. The department’s second APWA Reaccreditation was awarded this April 2013.
“The second APWA Reaccreditation shows that the Public Works Department and staff have rededicated ourselves to concepts of continuous improvement and in-depth self-assessment of department policies, procedures and practices, said Public Works Director Ron Norris. “I’m proud of our staff who provide a high level of dedication and service to our mission.”
The Olathe Public Works Department consists of seven areas of primary responsibility, including Administration, Planning Services, Infrastructure Management, Field Operations, Environmental Services, Solid Waste and Strategic Services. “The Public Works Department is committed to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Olathe by being one of the national leaders of quality public works services,” Norris said.