Ventura Public Works mission is to build and maintain vital infrastructure and protect our environment for the safety, enjoyment and prosperity of future generations. Key services include: environmental education and outreach; recycling; energy conservation; stormwater and beach quality protection; property administration; flood management; traffic, transportation, parking management, pedestrian and bikeway advocacy; street repair; citywide cleaning; graffiti abatement; fleet and facilities; and design, construction and management of capital projects.
In 2014, Ventura Public Works received the prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation Award and became the 92nd Agency out of 38,142 cities, towns and counties throughout the United States to receive this honor. This award is a “seal of approval” from APWA for implementing nationally recognized best practices, state-of-the-art operations, and the most efficient use of public resources.
The City of Ventura Public Works Department is the 11th city in California to be accredited. Worldwide there are 95 agencies accredited – 93 in the US and 2 in Canada.
Learn about the APWA Accreditation process and why it's good for Ventura.