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Not a Rodeo but a ROADeo - City of Oregon City Hosts equipment ROADeo for municipal heavy machine operators (Photo) - 05/21/18

Oregon City, Oregon (May 21, 2017) – City employees who operate heavy machinery on Oregon City’s streets may make it look easy, but doing so requires significant training and skill. On May 23, employees from the City of Oregon City, Clackamas County, and other agencies, will have the chance to show off their skills as they compete in the First Annual, Oregon American Public Works Association Equipment ROADeo. The ROADeo is a part of the activities associated with National Public Works Week, May 20 through 26. Public Works agencies throughout the region and nationally take time to recognize the vital role that public works and the employees play in our society. We invite media to participate at 11:30 a.m., please RSVP with contact below.
 

Additional competitors include City of Bend, City of Eugene, City of Gladstone, City of Lake Oswego, City of Oregon City, City of Roseburg, City of Tigard, City of West Linn, Clackamas County, Crook County, Lane County, Water Environmental Services
 

The ROADeo events are organized by equipment type, requiring operators to demonstrate their ability to operate specific pieces of equipment under challenging circumstances. Competitors will work their way through pre-designed courses, which are divided into timed segments with corresponding point values. First place overall winners in each event are eligible to compete in the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) National Equipment ROADeo in Kansas City, Missouri this August. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with other public agencies on techniques and how to better serve the City, County, or State Agency they represent.
 

“Our heavy equipment operators are tasked with unforeseen obstacles every day,” said Oregon City Director of Public Works, John Lewis. “We wanted to bring our APWA agency partners together for a statewide competition that showcases our employees’ talent, this is a fun way to see our professional equipment operators in action.”

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WHEN: Wednesday, May 23, 2018; 9 a.m. to noon (this event is not open to the public)
WHERE: End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St, Oregon City, OR 97045
RSVP: Contact Kristin Brown, rown@orcity.org">kbrown@orcity.org or (503) 496-1547.
ON CAMERA INTERVIEW: 2018 Oregon APWA President - Jenifer Willer, City of Eugene, Principal Civil Engineer

City of Oregon City Public Works Department provides essential city services such as: street maintenance, underground utility maintenance, inclement weather operations, and environmental services. All work contributes to making Oregon City streets and public spaces clean, safe, attractive and accessible for all residents, businesses, commuters and visitors.

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