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Public Works Employees Make a Splash at Statewide Maintenance Superintendents Event
Date: 5/12/2014

FLORENCE – Five Pinal County Public Works employees took part one of the state’s largest road maintenance rodeos in March. The event held in Gilbert saw three employees place in the top three for specific competitions.

The Tom Sheetz memorial Rodeo is sponsored by the Arizona Maintenance Superintendents Association. The rodeo brings in the best road maintenance employees across the state to pit their skills against each other in various heavy equipment and public works categories.

“We chose five employees who were winners at our Safety Roadeo,” said Public Works Director Louis Andersen. “We are proud with their accomplishments at this prestigious event.”

Chris Newton won first place in the backhoe event. Edward “Sam” Cunningham took home second place in the grader competition. Jarod Lane placed second overall in the Master’s event. John Sharp and Gibby Salazar also competed in the rodeo.

This is the first time Pinal County has participated in the Tom Sheetz Memorial Rodeo. The Maintenance Superintendents Association organization is a national leader in providing education and professional development in the Public Works field.

(L to R) Public Works Employees Chris Newton and Edward "Sam" Cunningham; Supervisor Cheryl Chase; Public Works Employee Jarod Lane; Supervisor Pete Rios; Public Works Employee Gibby Salazar; Supervisors Todd House and Steve Miller and Public Works Employee John Sharp.