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Raymore Public Works receives national accreditation

Post Date:09/01/2017 12:55 p.m.

APWAThe Raymore Public Works Department again proved it was leading the region in its practices and professionalism as it received full accreditation by the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) board of directors.

Not only did Raymore’s Public Works Department become the eighth agency in the state to receive accreditation, but it also was recognized for having five model practices that will be used as a guide that other public works agencies across the nation should follow.

“I have seen agencies with one or two model practice awards, but to have five in one department is truly an achievement,” APWA Region 6 Director Chuck William said. “You should be proud of your staff and all their hard work.”

The accreditation and recognition caps off nearly two years of self-evaluation and planning by Raymore Public Work employees before the official application could be submitted for review by the APWA Board of Directors.

Once submitted, a team of public works professionals from around the country visited Raymore and interviewed staff throughout the City before writing their recommendation to award the department its accreditation.

“This award really highlights the incredible people in our department and the level of professional service they provide our community on a daily basis,” Public Works Director Mike Krass said.

Photo: The City Council give a standing ovation as Public Works Director Mike Krass receives the department's accreditation award from the APWA Region 6 Director Chuck Williams.