About the Public Works Department
The Public Works Department manages the public infrastructure within the city, including:
- Engineering Services
- Assessment Districts
- Emergency Preparedness
- Public Landscaping
- Public Transit
- Streets, Sidewalks, Storm Drains, Traffic Signals
- Water/Wastewater Treatment
- Public Works Open House in May
The American Public Works Association (APWA) offers a national designation that formally recognizes agencies for utilizing model procedures and best management practices. The City of Thousand Oaks Public Works Department was first accredited in 2010 as the first City in Ventura County (62nd nationally) to achieve this accomplishment. The City was then re-accredited in 2014 and again in 2018 when the City was also recognized for three model programs related to Strategic Planning, Landscape Master Planning and Sustainability Planning. The 2018 accreditation will remain in place until 2022.
The City is proud to be an active member and supporter of the local APWA Ventura County Chapter.