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Municipal Services Department earns accreditationCanton’s Municipal Services Department (MSD) has been awarded the prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation designation. The program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the requirements of the management practices established nationally in the public works industry, as contained in the APWA Public Works Management Practices Manual.Canton’s MSD has been working on their accreditation process since October of 2014. In November of 2017, they were visited by a review team made up of public works professionals from Kansas, Washington and Missouri. During the site visit, the review team completed a thorough evaluation of operations.“The Accreditation proves we’ve dedicated ourselves to concepts of improvement and in-depth self-assessment of department policies, procedures and practices,” said MSD Director Tim Faas. “The heroes of this prestigious APWA award are the many staff who work tirelessly to provide exceptional public services that support and maintain the safety and quality of life for the community.”Canton’s MSD becomes the 133rd agency in North America to be awarded Accreditation, and the second in Michigan.