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Excellence in Damage Prevention

Miss Utility Awards

Locator Achievement Awards

Since 2003, the Locator Achievement Awards has given organizations the opportunity to recognize the best partners in damage prevention: locating technicians. We all work with dedicated locating technicians who strive to improve the damage prevention process. This is your chance to give these professionals the recognition they deserve.

The Process

Nomination

Locator nominations can be submitted each year beginning late January and must be submitted by the mid-February deadline. Nominations for the 16th Annual Locator Achievement Awards have closed, but stay tuned to see who this years winners are!

Nominations are submitted by locating technicians’ managers using an online nomination form that is emailed to locating organizations via their call center district database email address. The link to the nomination form can also be requested by emailing locator.awards@gmail.com. Depending on the region as outlined below, 2-3 eligible locators can be submitted each year by locating using the nomination form.

The nine regions are:

  • Region #1: Harford & Cecil County (max. 2 nominees)
  • Region #2: Washington, D.C. (max. 3 nominees)
  • Region #3: Montgomery County (max. 3 nominees)
  • Region #4: Baltimore City & Baltimore County (max. 3 nominees)
  • Region #5: Calvert, Charles & St. Mary’s County (max. 2 nominees)
  • Region #6: Allegany, Garrett & Washington County (max. 2 nominees)
  • Region #7: Anne Arundel County (max. 3 nominees)
  • Region #8: Prince George’s County (max. 3 nominees)
  • Region #9: Howard, Carroll & Frederick County (max. 3 nominees)
The Criteria

Eligibility Requirements

The eligibility period is the full year (January 1st to December 31st) prior to nomination. In order to be eligible for a Miss Utility Locator Achievement Award applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Submitted individuals must have performed facility/utility location services as his/her FULL-TIME job in at least one of the above regions during the eligibility period AND must have responded to at least 1,500 locate requests during that time.
  • Submitted individuals must have been employed by the nominating organization for at least 12 months at the time the form is submitted.
  • Locator must understand and abide by Maryland Code Title 12 “Underground Facilities” and/or Washington D.C. Code Title 34 Public Utilities.
  • Locator must have ZERO safety violations and pass quality audits (if applicable) within his/her respective organization for the eligibility period.
  • Locator must establish proactive working relationships in damage prevention.
  • No more than two (2) or three (3) locating technicians per region may be submitted, as outlined by the regions above.
  • You can only nominate your own company employee(s) (i.e. none of your subcontractors or contract locators).
16th Annual

Locator Achievement Awards

Miss Utility of Maryland and Washington, D.C., is proud to honor and recognize the winners of the 16th annual Locator Achievement Awards.

During a ceremony on May 18 at Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie, Md., Miss Utility recognized outstanding locators who had zero safety violations in 2018, as well demonstrated an understanding of and abided by Maryland and Washington, D.C., law.

For the past 16 years, the Locator Achievement Awards have recognized locators who maintain faultless safety and damage prevention practices throughout each calendar year. The eligibility criteria for the 2018 Locator Achievement Awards were:

  • Submitted individuals must have performed facility/utility location services as his/her FULL-TIME job in at least one of the above regions from 1/1/2018-12/31/2018 AND must have responded to at least 1,500 locate requests during that time.
  • Submitted individuals must have been employed by the nominating organization for at least 12 months at the time the form was submitted.
  • Locator must have had ZERO safety violations and passed quality audits (if applicable) within his/her respective organization between 1/1/2018-12/31/2018.
  • Locator must have demonstrated an understanding of and abided by Maryland Code Title 12 “Underground Facilities” and/or Washington, D.C. Code Title 34 Public Utilities.
  • Locator must have established proactive working relationships in damage prevention.

Sixty-five Maryland and Washington, D.C., locators were recognized in the 16th annual Locator Achievement Awards, including:

Adam Dove, Anne Arundel County DPW
Ajayi Adedolapo, USIC
Anthony Jones, UtiliQuest
Brian Bowlding, Dynamic Concepts Inc. (DCI)
Brian Eldridge, UtiliQuest
Chris Pomraning, USIC
Chris Walrath, USIC
Dan Hammett, UtiliQuest
Dario Salazar, Dynamic Concepts Inc. (DCI)
Darnell Maddox, UtiliQuest
Darrell McCain, USIC
Darryl Bradburn, Charles County DPW/Utilities
Dillon Millard, USIC
Dustin Pittman, UtiliQuest
Ed Spriggs, SMECO
Eric Doering, UtiliQuest
George Asante, Stake Center Locating
Gerald Roedel, USIC
Gregory Izama, UtiliQuest
Harry Johnson, USIC
Herman Wilson, UtiliQuest
Jamel Peoples, USIC
James Hayes, UtiliQuest
Jason Tiede, Williams Gas Pipe Line
Jeff Berry, UtiliQuest
Jermaine Russell, UtiliQuest
John Crider, USIC
John Leitch, One Call Concepts Locating Services, Inc.
John Roebuck, Williams Gas Pipe Line
John Thompson, Dynamic Concepts Inc. (DCI)
Jon Watson, One Call Concepts Locating Services, Inc.
Joshua Jackson, USIC
Keith Hair, Howard County Gov, Bureau Of Utilities

Kevin McCadden, USIC
Kim Dillard, Howard County Gov, Bureau Of Utilities
Larry Owen, City of Havre de Grace
Maurice Smith, UtiliQuest
Michael Badasu, Stake Center Locating
Mike Owens, USIC
Mike Thomas, UtiliQuest
Mike Wilkinson, USIC
Milton Jenkins, Dynamic Concepts Inc. (DCI)
Paul Blorstad, USIC
Reginald McPherson, UtiliQuest
Richard Hughes, USIC
Robert Dunn, USIC
Robert Gilhuly, Charles County DPW/Utilities
Robert Kincaid, USIC
Robert Nelson, UtiliQuest
Robert Smith, UtiliQuest
Sam Gogebakan, Howard County Gov, Bureau Of Utilities
Scott Lindenberger, USIC
Stephanie Thomas, UtiliQuest
Steve Miller, Stake Center Locating
Steve O’Neill, One Call Concepts Locating Services, Inc.
Thurman Posey, SMECO
Tim Watkowski, USIC
Todd Kelly, Anne Arundel County DPW
Tom Carroll, UtiliQuest
Tom Conklin, Anne Arundel County DPW
Treynard Sims, Dynamic Concepts Inc. (DCI)
Ulysses Bowman, Dynamic Concepts Inc. (DCI)
William Asare, UtiliQuest
William Emmerich, UtiliQuest
William Quade, UtiliQuest