Dublin, Ohio Division of Public Works Achieves Reaccreditation with American Public Works Association

(Dublin, Ohio) — At the March 25, 2024, City Council meeting, the Regional Director of the American Public Works Association (APWA), Larry Hummel, recognized the City of Dublin for receiving its sixth reaccreditation. This accreditation validates that the City fully complies with the recommended management practices outlined in APWA’s “Public Works Management Practices Manual.”

In addition, the Division of Transportation and Mobility’s Speed Management Program and the Department of Human Resources employee recognition program are both recognized by the APWA as model practices. Both initiatives will be available to other agencies as a resource for growth and innovation.

The Speed Management Program, which was adopted in July 2023, emphasizes a data-driven approach to traffic calming. The extensive community involvement in the development of the Program and ongoing engagement helped it earn model practice designation. The employee recognition program prioritizes acknowledging employees’ achievements and recognizes them as the City’s most important asset. This was highlighted as being an exemplary program for other agencies to emulate.

APWA accreditation can be pursued by all governmental agencies with public works functions. Reaccreditation is required every four years. During those four years, APWA requires semi-annual updates to demonstrate continuing compliance, followed by a re-accreditation process that builds on the original accreditation, encouraging continuous improvement and compliance with newly identified practices.

Accreditation promotes excellence in operating and managing a public works agency, its programs and its employees. The accreditation process helps agencies improve operations and management by objectively evaluating their programs as a service to the public and the profession.

“The City of Dublin is dedicated to innovation and excellence,” says City Manager Megan O’Callaghan. “The heroes of this are our staff, who are driven by excellence, better together and dedicated to service.”

The City of Dublin is one of eight agencies in the State of Ohio that have achieved APWA accreditation. In addition to Dublin, the accredited agencies in Ohio include the cities of Fairfield (both Public Works and Utilities Departments), Grove City, Westerville and Worthington, and Union and Colerain Townships.

The City’s park and ground maintenance work unit is also one of just under a dozen agencies accredited by both APWA and the National Recreation and Parks Association Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

About APWA

The American Public Works Association (www.apwa.net) is a not-for-profit, international organization with more than 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, MO, has an office in Washington, DC, and 63 chapters in North America.


About the City of Dublin, Ohio, USA

Dublin is a city of nearly 50,000 residents located just northwest of Columbus, Ohio. It offers residents and corporate citizens responsive services, attractive housing, superior public education, direct regional highway access, abundant park space, thoughtful and strategic planning, innovative ideas and technology and a dynamic community life. Dublin is ranked the number one small city in Ohio and is consistently ranked one of the safest cities in the nation. It is home to more than 20 corporate headquarters, an entrepreneurial center, 4,300+ businesses, world-class events and the urban, walkable Bridge Street District. For more information, visit DublinOhioUSA.gov or call 614.410.4400.


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