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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 for the 17th Annual Locator Achievement Awards are now being accepted and must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.

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.

During a ceremony on Aug. 1, 2020 at Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie, Md., Miss Utility will recognize outstanding locators who had zero safety violations in 2019, as well demonstrated an understanding of and abided by Maryland and Washington, D.C., law.

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.

Sixty Maryland and Washington, D.C., locators are being recognized in the 17th annual Locator Achievement Awards, including:

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, Pro Comm ELS, LLC
Lonny Lohmeyer, Pro Comm ELS, LLC
Jermaine Street, Pro Comm ELS, LLC
Marvin Allen, Pro Comm ELS, LLC
Rodney Brown, Pro Comm ELS, LLC
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, UtiliQuest
Diamantie Sturdivant, UtiliQuest
Tunde Lawal, UtiliQuest
William Asare, UtiliQuest
Cory Holman, UtiliQuest
John Cook, UtiliQuest
Pernell Latham, UtiliQuest
Joshua Burch, UtiliQuest
John Wisner, UtiliQuest
Robert Smith, UtiliQuest
Derrick Simpson, UtiliQuest
Reggie McPherson, UtiliQuest
Sam Wallingsford, UtiliQuest
John Lazik, UtiliQuest
Matthew Brooks, UtiliQuest
Shawn Smith, UtiliQuest