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CITY OF BLUE SPRINGS, MISSOURI

PRESS RELEASE

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903 W. Main Street Blue Springs, MO 64015 — P: 816.228.0110 — F: 816.228.7592 — W: www.bluespringsgov.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: October 25, 2012

CONTACT: Kim Nakahodo, Communications Manager

Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816.651.6449

Email: knakahodo@bluespringsgov.com

Blue Springs names Chris Sandie as Interim Public Works Director

Blue Springs, Mo. – City Administrator Eric Johnson has recently named Chris Sandie as Interim Public Works Director. Sandie will work in an Interim role for the next six months, due to the passing of long-time Public Works Director Oliver DeGrate last month. Sandie has over 28 years of public works experience with the City of Blue Springs and has served as the Assistant Public Works Director since 2006.

“While saddened with the sudden loss of Oliver De Grate, we are very fortunate to have someone in our organization with the experience and knowledge to fill this critical role in our organization and community at this time,” said City Administrator Eric Johnson.  "His extensive experience in all areas of public works operations, broad working knowledge of Blue Springs’ infrastructure, and long-standing commitment to the community make him the perfect fit to guide our department over the next few months.”
Mr. Sandie will have oversight of both the Engineering and Operations sections of the Public Works Department and will continue to serve as the City’s Emergency Management Coordinator. Mr. Sandie has lived and worked in Blue Springs since 1973, and is a graduate of Blue Springs High School and the University of Central Missouri.

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