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City of Lee's Summit Takes Third Place in KC Metro Snow Roadeo

City of Lee's Summit Takes Third Place in KC Metro Snow Roadeo

The City of Lee’s Summit took third place in the Kansas City Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) 2017 Mid-American Snow and Equipment Expo held Oct. 2 – 6, at the New Century Airport in Olathe, Ks. The event, also known as the KC Metro Snow Roadeo, provided training, education, and a little friendly competition all centered around the operation of equipment.

Equipment operators and drivers from municipalities across the Kansas City metropolitan area competed in several equipment categories. The competition includes a variety of obstacle course-type activities which simulate the type of maneuvers required to operate the various equipment in the field. Competitors are scored on how accurate they are at completing the courses. Competitors also take written tests about the operation of the equipment. 

The City of Lee’s Summit took third place in the team competition, and also won the sweeper competition. The following City of Lee’s Summit employees placed in the top twelve in various competition categories:

 

Backhoe

  • 3rd Clint Webb (Water Utilities)
  • 11th Brent Dye (Water Utilities)

 

Director’s Competition

  • 2nd Bruce Taylor (Public Works Operations)

 

Heavy Duty Plow (one ton)

  • 4th Troy Thompson (Public Works Operations)
  • 7th Steve Proudfit (Public Works Engineering)
  • 8th Steven Conrick (Public Works Engineering)

 

Mechanic

  • 3rd Mike Cadwell (Fleet)

 

Severe Duty Plow (dump truck)

  • 5th Brian Tuckfield (Public Works Operations)

 

Sweeper

  • 1st Brian Tuckfield (Public Works Operations)
  • 2nd Kenny Davis (Public Works Operations)
  • 8th Nick Lightner (Development Services)
  • 11th Jeremy Young (Public Works Operations)

 

Skid Steer

  • 12th Matt Wansing (Water Utilities)
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