Municipal Services earns reaccreditation

Municipal Services earns reaccreditation
Posted on 11/23/2020
For the fifth consecutive time, the Lenexa Municipal Services Department has been accredited by the American Public Works Association (APWA). Only 162 public works agencies have received accreditation through APWA, placing Lenexa’s department among the finest in the country.

Through this voluntary formal evaluation process, the department was found to be in 100% full compliance with all practices reviewed by the APWA.

“Accreditation is used by our department to ensure that our practices and policies are keeping with nationally accepted professional standards and to demonstrate our commitment to continuous improvement in the delivery of exceptional service to our community,” said Nick Arena, Lenexa Municipal Services Director. “This process has improved our effectiveness, enhanced communication among staff members and promoted teamwork and staff development.”

The department was first accredited by the APWA on Nov. 29, 2004. At the end of this four-year reaccreditation period, Lenexa’s Municipal Services Department will have been accredited for 20 years.

The Lenexa Municipal Services Department employs more than 50 professionals responsible for the maintenance of the city’s public infrastructure, including streets, street signs, traffic lights, facilities, stormwater and fleet.

Published November 23, 2020