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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: September 20, 2013
Contact: Randy Casteel, Director
360.337.4866 or
No: 13-088

County Public Works Department receives national accreditation

(Port Orchard) - Kitsap County Public Works recently earned national accreditation from the American Public Works Association. A special presentation is planned during the Commissioners' regular board meeting next Monday (9/23).

The award recognizes over five years of work by Public Works staff to comply with over 590 best management practices for Public Works operations. Public Works was "fully compliant" with 99.1% of these practices, and "substantially compliant" with the rest. Four practices were singled out to become national model practices and will be shared with other Public Works Departments.

Public Works is the 87th agency in North America, and only the fourth in Washington, to receive this distinguished honor. “Kitsap County’s Public Works team is highly dedicated to our mission, and to providing essential and vital services that affect the daily lives of everyone who lives here,” said Public Works Director, Randy Casteel. Read the official release from the American Public Works Association here.

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May 27, 2014