A quick round of applause is in store for Kris Leonard of Public Works Maintenance for coming in 3rd place overall at the recent American Public Works Association (APWA) Extended Short School Equipment Roadeo. The event was held in March at the Valley River Inn with 26 competitors. It was a lot of fun for participants and attendees alike. The school had 195 registered students (up 23 percent from last year) and included the Equipment Roadeo, Willakenzie pump station tours, treatment plant tours and the Polk St outfall tour. It was a great chance to show off the City infrastructure to our APWA colleagues from around the state. Thanks also to Matt Steele and Lloyd "Fuji" Ngariki for organizing the Equipment Roadeo.