Citizens Lanier Holdings Becomes an Accredited Parking Organization

International designation establishes national and international standards for parking management and operations, customer service, professional development, safety, and security.

(ATLANTA, GA – December 19, 2018) Citizens Lanier Holdings (“CLH” - Lanier Parking Solutions, AmeriPark and Park One) recently earned status as an Accredited Parking Organization (APOTM), one of very few organizations to do so. APOTM www.parking-mobility.org/apo is a designation for parking organizations that recognize best practices in responsible parking management and operations, customer service, professional development, sustainability, safety, and security.

“It’s quite an achievement, which follows a lengthy and arduous review process,” explained Shawn Conrad, CAE, CEO of the International Parking and Mobility Institute, the organization that sets the standards for APO Accreditation. The APOTM program was established to set industry standards that develop, ensure, and support a high level of professionalism and competency in parking management. To earn the APOTM Accreditation, an organization must demonstrate its commitment to ongoing evaluation and improvement through the implementation of parking industry best practices. Applicant organizations work with third-party reviewers to organize and present evidence of accomplishment of more than 250 criteria in 14 categories.

“Parking at an accredited facility or operation assures the public that the parking organization adheres to a strict code of ethics and meets national and internationally endorsed standards for professionalism, accountability, responsibility, and performance,” Conrad said.

In addition to an extensive evaluation of its corporate practices, three Citizens Lanier Holdings-managed parking facilities across the country were evaluated as part of the Company's corporate application and earned APOTM Premier Facility designations and the right to brand themselves accordingly in their marketing initiatives. These include Atlantic Station Parking Garage, City Springs Parking Garage, and the Peachtree Center Parking Garage.

“APOTM is a benchmark for quality. When people know they are dealing with an APOTM-certified company, they know they are dealing with a quality organization that’s focused on best practices and striving for excellence. To join the few parking organizations in the world, a majority of which are public-sector agencies, in obtaining this coveted certification is a great honor for CLH. It was a collaborative team effort and we couldn’t be more proud of our team members for their diligence and professionalism in reaching this distinguished benchmark,” said Bijan Eghtedari, President of Citizens Lanier Holdings.

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For more information about Citizens Lanier Holdings and how Citizens Lanier Holdings is changing parking, please visit https://www.citizensparking.com/. For information about APOTM certification, visit www.parking-mobility.org/apo.

Media Contact / Hunter Owens / howens@lanierparking.com / (404) 879-7688 [Editor note: Hi-res images and an interview are available upon request]

Posted on Dec 21, 2018