More than 100 participants representing 19 city, county, and state agencies gathered in Roseburg this month for the annual OACES Skills Demo and Safety Conference. Attendees of the multi-day conference, which was held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Sept. 18 through 21, had the opportunity to take part in several safety classes while collaborating with peers from across the state.
The highlight of the conference was the two-day skills demonstration, which pitted individual competitors against one another in six events, including backhoe, chain on/off, pre-trip check, as well as grader, loader, and truck plow driving courses. The skills demo overall winner, dubbed Top Gun, was Cody Whetzel of Douglas County. You can view the complete Top Gun Rankings here.