Only the second Public Works Department in Massachusetts to be accredited.
The American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation Program evaluates the effectiveness of agencies and their competencies in the public works field. Lexington is the 90th department nationwide to receive full accreditation.
The Lexington Department of Public Works spent several years developing, enhancing and documenting their policies and practices, working within the APWA Public Works Management Practices Program. This voluntary, multifaceted program is designed to provide guidance and technical resources to managers as they evaluate and upgrade the performance of their agencies.
The accreditation effort involved all 80 members of the Department of Public Works, as well as many other town employees.
The Core Accreditation Team
Front row, left to right:
Robert Beaudoin, Superintendent, Environmental Services
John Livsey, Town Engineer
Forrest Jones, APWA Site Visit Team Member
Erik Gitschier, Superintendent, Water and Sewer
Chris Filadoro, Superintendent, Public Grounds
Marc Valenti, Superintendent, Highway
Back Row, left to right:
Robin Vella, Office Manager
Bill Vest, APWA Site Visit Team Member
Bill Hadley, Director, Department of Public Works
Ann Daniels, APWA Director of Accreditation
Matthew Villareale, APWA Site Visit Team Member
David Pinsonneault, Manager of Operations
Romina Comunale, DPW Accreditation Manager and Management Analyst