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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 early February and must be submitted by the late-February deadline. 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. 2 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 at-fault damages, 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).
17th Annual

Locator Achievement Awards

Miss Utility of Maryland and Washington, D.C., is proud to honor and recognize the winners of the 17th annual Locator Achievement Awards.

For the past 17 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 2019 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 1/1/2019-12/31/2019 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 1/1/2019-12/31/2019.
  • 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.

For the 17th annual Locator Achievement Awards, Miss Utility is pleased to recognize 60 outstanding locators who had zero safety violations in 2019, as well demonstrated an understanding of and abided by Maryland and Washington, D.C., law. The winners are:

Adam Dove
Anne Arundel Co. DPW
Frank Casey
Anne Arundel Co. DPW
Darryl Bradburn
Charles County DPW/Utilities
Greg Morgan
Charles County DPW/Utilities
Scott Roberts
City of Aberdeen
Wayne Sargent
City of Aberdeen
Brian Bowlding
Dynamic Concepts Inc.
Milton Jenkins
Dynamic Concepts Inc.
Marcus Barrett
Dynamic Concepts Inc.
Mateen Thornton
Dynamic Concepts Inc.
Ryan Coates
Dynamic Concepts Inc.
Brian Shank
Hagerstown Light Department
Shaun Lynch
Maryland Transit Administration
Chauncey Clifton
One Call Concepts Locating Services, Inc.
John Leitch
One Call Concepts Locating Services, Inc.
Jon Watson
One Call Concepts Locating Services, Inc.
Steven O’Neill
One Call Concepts Locating Services, Inc.
Cody Turner
Cody Turner
Pro Comm ELS, LLC
Lonny Lohmeyer
Lonny Lohmeyer
Pro Comm ELS, LLC
Jermaine Street
Jermaine Street
Pro Comm ELS, LLC
Marvin Allen
Marvin Allen
Pro Comm ELS, LLC
Rodney Brown
Rodney Brown
Pro Comm ELS, LLC
David Spears
David Spears
Pro Comm ELS, LLC
Leonard Wathen
Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative
Thurman Posey
Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative
George Asante
Stake Center Locating
Steve Miller
Stake Center Locating
Steve Danfelt
Town of Williamsport
Mark Jones
USIC
Scott Lindenberger
USIC
John Crider
USIC
Robert Kincaid
USIC
Chris Herman
USIC
Craig Fowler
USIC
Shawn Allen
USIC
Andrew Carney
USIC
Ernest Miller
USIC
Andre Connelley
USIC
Dalonte Mceast
USIC
Gerald Roedel
USIC
Melvin Mcdowell
USIC
Quinn Reaves
USIC
Richard Hughes
USIC
Deon Johnson
Deon Johnson
UtiliQuest
Diamantie Sturdivant
Diamantie Sturdivant
UtiliQuest
Tunde Lawal
Tunde Lawal
UtiliQuest
William Asare
William Asare
UtiliQuest
Cory Holman
Cory Holman
UtiliQuest
John Cook
John Cook
UtiliQuest
Pernell Latham
Pernell Latham
UtiliQuest
Joshua Burch
Joshua Burch
UtiliQuest
John Wisner
John Wisner
UtiliQuest
Robert Smith
Robert Smith
UtiliQuest
Derrick Simpson
Derrick Simpson
UtiliQuest
Reggie McPherson
Reggie McPherson
UtiliQuest
Sam Wallingsford
Sam Wallingsford
UtiliQuest
John Lazik
John Lazik
UtiliQuest
Matthew Brooks
Matthew Brooks
UtiliQuest
Shawn Smith
Shawn Smith
UtiliQuest