National Group Honors Palm Bay Public Works
By Space Coast Daily // February 12, 2013
Re-Accreditation Tribute To Staff Dedication
(VIDEO: Palm Bay Florida)
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA –The celebration has begun as the city of Palm Bay’s Public Works Department has been awarded the prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Re-Accreditation.
The APWA Re-Accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the requirements of the management practices established nationally in the public works industry.
Previously, Palm Bay’s Public Works Department had received APWA Accreditation in July, 2008.
The Re-Accreditation will be presented to the Palm Bay Public Works staff by APWA Board Director for Region IV, Tommy Brown, the Superintendent of Fleet Services for the city of La Grange in the City Council Chambers at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Palm Bay City Hall, 120 Malabar Road in Palm Bay.
On a daily basis, accredited agencies meet or exceed standards of performance in areas such as road and bridge repair and maintenance, engineering and construction services, stormwater management, utility coordination and vehicle maintenance.
Palm Bay’s Public Works Re-Accreditation award indicates that they are maintaining accreditation documentation and practices, and meeting any new practices adopted by the APWA.
“The APWA Re-Accreditation shows that we have rededicated ourselves to concepts of continuous improvement and in-depth self-assessment of our agency’s policies, procedures and practices, said Elia Twigg, Palm Bay Public Works director. “The staff members provide a high level of dedication and service to our mission, and they are the heroes of this prestigious award of APWA Re-Accreditation.”
For Palm Bay’s Public Works Re-Accreditation review, a team of public works professionals from Texas, Virginia and Missouri completed a thorough evaluation of operations during their January 2013 site visit.
“It’s great to see Palm Bay’s Department of Public Works complete the Re-Accreditation assessment, and see their renewed commitment to detailed review of their agency’s policies and procedures to qualify,” said APWA Credentialing Director Ann Daniels. “They are to be commended for their professional teamwork and assessments.”
The Palm Bay Public Works Department has five service divisions, which include Engineering/Permitting/Stormwater, Operations, Land Acquisition/Surveying, Fleet Services, and Administrative & Customer Services.